Month: March 2023
SpaceX launch for SDA aborted at T-minus 3 seconds
Live coverage: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on first SDA mission
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket at 7:29 a.m. PDT (10:29 a.m. EDT; 1429 UTC) Sunday from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California with 10 missile tracking and data relay satellites for the U.S. military’s Space Development Agency. The launch occurred three days after SpaceX aborted the first launch attempt at T-minus 3 seconds to examine data from one of the Falcon 9’s main engines.
First flight of astronauts on Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft slips to July
First launch for Pentagon’s own mega-constellation set for Thursday
SpaceX launches another bundle of Starlink internet satellites
Damaged Russian Soyuz capsule returns to Earth without a crew
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft originally slated to bring home two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut parachuted to a landing in Kazakhstan Tuesday, returning to Earth without a crew due to concerns about overheating following a coolant leak while docked at the International Space Station last year.
Blue Origin blames September New Shepard abort on engine nozzle failure
Structural failure of the nozzle at the base of a rocket engine powering an unpiloted New Shepard spacecraft toward the edge of space last September triggered a dramatic-but-safe in-flight abort, builder Blue Origin announced Friday, saying the company has identified fixes and plans to resume sub-orbital flights “soon.”