Month: February 2018
Second of NOAA’s “high-definition” weather satellites ready for launch
Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral
Soyuz spacecraft brings three station fliers home
Live coverage: Three-man station crew lands in Kazakhstan
Two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut boarded their Soyuz MS-06 landing craft for a homecoming Tuesday night, U.S. time, concluding 168 days in orbit. The trio undocked from the International Space Station at 5:08 p.m. EST (2208 GMT), and landed on the snowy steppe of Kazakhstan at 9:31 p.m. EST (0231 GMT Wednesday).
Photos: Falcon 9 rocket fires into orbit with Paz, Starlink satellites
Reconnaissance satellite launched by Japanese H-2A rocket
Atlas 5 launch on track for Thursday, SpaceX mission expected to slip
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket is set to roll to its launch pad Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, a day before liftoff with a new-generation NOAA weather satellite. The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Spanish communications satellite is expected to be shuffled after the Atlas 5 flight in a rapid-fire launch sequence at the Florida spaceport this week.