April 28, 2017

Falcon 9 / SES 10 post-launch press conference audio

April 1, 2017

Listen as SpaceX and SES hold a post-launch press conference at the NASA Press Site at Kennedy Space Center to discuss the successful Falcon 9 launch of SES-10 to geostationary transfer orbit. The SES-10 mission was the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. (Membership required)

Q&A with Claire Leon, director of launch enterprise directorate at SMC

March 24, 2017

The head of the launch enterprise directorate at the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Claire Leon, spoke with reporters March 15 about the military’s award of a GPS launch contract to SpaceX, and she discussed plans for more head-to-head launch contract competitions in the coming months.

Q&A with Earl Maize, Cassini project manager (members only)

March 9, 2017

Earl Maize, who leads the Cassini mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, started working on the Saturn orbiter project in 1992. In September, the spacecraft will take an intentional plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, gaining unprecedented up-close measurements and ending a 13-year odyssey round the ringed planet.

Q&A with Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium (members only)

January 13, 2017

Iridium chief executive Matt Desch spoke with Spaceflight Now on the eve of the first launch for the company’s next-generation satellite fleet, discussing the $3 billion upgrade’s technical and financial ramifications and his feelings before deployments begin in orbit.

STS-125: Launch of final Hubble servicing call

December 23, 2016

Atlantis blasted off on May 11, 2009 for the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, a dramatic flight that prepared the iconic observatory for a new revolution of discovery

EchoStar 19 launch seen from KSC Press Site

December 19, 2016

Watch an Atlas 5 rocket launch the EchoStar 19 satellite on December 19, 2016. This view was captured by Spaceflight Now’s camera at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Press Site.

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