November 19, 2018
Falcon 9

SpaceX postpones rideshare launch from California

November 17, 2018

SpaceX has ordered additional inspections on a Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,  a decision that is expected to keep the launcher grounded for several days until after the Thanksgiving holiday, officials said Saturday.

  • NASA says goodbye to Kepler planet-hunter

    November 18, 2018

    Ground controllers have beamed the final commands to NASA’s Kepler telescope, turning off the spacecraft’s transmitters and disabling the craft’s automatic recovery software after the planet-hunting observatory ran out of fuel last month.

  • Russian freighter arrives at International Space Station

    November 18, 2018

    Two days after launching from the steppe of Kazakhstan, a Russian Progress resupply and refueling freighter docked with the International Space Station Sunday.

  • Antares rocket launches cargo run to International Space Station

    November 17, 2018

    A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo carrier climbed into orbit Saturday from Wallops Island, Virginia, in pursuit of the International Space Station with more than 7,200 pounds of research hardware and provisions, the second supply ship launch to the space station in less than 24 hours.

  • Antares launch timeline on the NG-10 mission

    November 16, 2018

    Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket will deliver a Cygnus supply ship into orbit Saturday to begin a two-day pursuit of the International Space Station.

  • Progress resupply craft lifts off from Kazakhstan, heads for space station

    November 16, 2018

    A Russian Progress freighter loaded with nearly three tons of supplies, water and fuel lifted off on top of a Soyuz rocket Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trek to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next Soyuz launch Dec. 3 with the next station-bound crew.

  • SpaceX launches Qatar’s Es’hail 2 communications satellite

    November 15, 2018

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket darted into a partly cloudy sky over Florida’s Space Coast with a roar Thursday afternoon, carrying the Japanese-built Es’hail 2 communications satellite into space to beam commercial video and data services across the Middle East and expand connectivity for Qatar’s military.

  • Live coverage: Antares rocket lifts off from Wallops

    November 15, 2018

    After back-to-back delays caused by rainy and windy weather, a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched at 4:01 a.m. EST (0901 GMT) Saturday. The rocket lifted off from Virginia’s Eastern Shore with a Cygnus supply ship heading to the International Space Station.

  • Falcon 9 launch timeline with Es’hail 2

    November 15, 2018

    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the Es’hail 2 communications satellite into orbit around 32 minutes later.

  • Photos: Previously-flown Falcon 9 booster ready for another launch

    November 15, 2018

    A Falcon 9 rocket powered by a first stage booster recovered after a launch in July is being readied for another flight Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Live coverage: SpaceX launches communications satellite for Qatar

    November 15, 2018

    SpaceX conducted its first launch from Florida in more than two months Thursday, when a Falcon 9 rocket lifted 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 landed 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.

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