November 15, 2018
Falcon 9

Live coverage: SpaceX set to launch communications satellite for Qatar

November 15, 2018

SpaceX is gearing up for its first launch from Florida in more than two months Thursday, when a Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center with the Qatari Es’hail 2 communications satellite at 3:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT). The Falcon 9’s reused first stage will attempt a landing on SpaceX’s drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Antares launch from Virginia delayed to Friday

    November 14, 2018

    A forecast of low ceilings, thick clouds and rainy weather Thursday has led NASA and Northrop Grumman officials to push back the launch of an Antares rocket and a space station-bound supply ship from Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Friday morning.

  • India’s GSLV Mk.3 aces test launch, clearing way for lunar mission

    November 14, 2018

    The second orbital test flight of India’s GSLV Mk.3 launcher took off Wednesday, hoisting a high-throughput communications satellite into orbit to connect the county’s remote population and clearing the way for a robotic lunar lander to use the rocket in January.

  • Antares rocket transferred to Virginia launch pad for station resupply flight

    November 13, 2018

    A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket rolled out of its hangar Monday night, riding a self-propelled transporter for a mile-long trip to launch pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia, for a predawn liftoff Thursday with a Cygnus supply ship heading for the International Space Station.

  • Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket test-fired at Kennedy Space Center

    November 12, 2018

    SpaceX test-fired a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket Monday evening on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, setting the stage for a launch later this week carrying the Japanese-built, Qatari-owned Es’hail 2 communications satellite to orbit.

  • Rocket Lab delivers seven payloads to orbit, plans next launch in December

    November 11, 2018

    Rocket Lab’s Electron booster launched six small satellites and a drag sail demonstrator to orbit Sunday from New Zealand, a success on the company’s first commercial mission that officials said should pave the way for a launch carrying NASA CubeSats next month and up to 16 flights of the light-class rocket next year.

  • Live coverage: Rocket Lab launches six CubeSats and drag sail demo

    November 10, 2018

    Rocket Lab’s first operational launch took off from Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 10:50 p.m. EST Saturday (0350 GMT Sunday). The Electron rocket is carrying six CubeSats and a tech demo payload into orbit for customers in the United States, Australia, and Germany.

  • No new date set for Pegasus launch with NASA’s ICON satellite

    November 8, 2018

    NASA and Northrop Grumman officials have not set a new target date for the launch of the ICON ionospheric research satellite aboard an air-launched Pegasus XL rocket following a mission abort Wednesday, and it could be weeks before the the long-delayed science probe has another chance to head into orbit off Florida’s east coast.

  • European weather satellite blasts off from French Guiana

    November 7, 2018

    A Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched Tuesday from the Guiana Space Center on the northeastern coast of South America, boosting Europe’s MetOp-C satellite into orbit to benefit weather forecasters worldwide and closing out a generation of weather-observing technology.

  • Live coverage: Pegasus launch scrubbed, carrier jet returns to Cape Canaveral

    November 6, 2018

    NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite was scheduled to launch Wednesday aboard an air-dropped Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket over the Atlantic Ocean, but managers aborted the mission after encountering a technical concern with the rocket following departure from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launcher’s L-1011 carrier jet returned to Florida.

  • Timeline for Pegasus launch of ICON satellite

    November 6, 2018

    Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus XL rocket will take about 11 minutes to place NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, satellite into a roughly 357-mile-high (575-kilometer) orbit after an airborne launch off Florida’s east coast.

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