August 24, 2019

Delta 4 rocket’s launch timeline with GPS 3 SV02

August 22, 2019

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will deliver the U.S. Air Force’s second GPS 3-series navigation satellite into an elliptical transfer orbit nearly two hours after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.

Robot-carrying capsule launches on test flight to space station

August 22, 2019

With a robot rather than a cosmonaut in the commander’s seat, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft rocketed into orbit from Kazakhstan late Wednesday (U.S. time) en route to the International Space Station on a critical test flight before crews begin riding an upgraded Soyuz booster next year.

Live coverage: Delta 4 rocket lifts off with GPS satellite

August 22, 2019

The last flight of the single-core variant of United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 rocket lifted off at 9:06 a.m. EDT (1306 GMT) Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 207-foot-tall launcher carried a GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.

ULA’s last Delta 4-Medium rocket set for launch Thursday

August 22, 2019

United Launch Alliance is set to retire part of its rocket family Thursday with the final flight of the Delta 4 rocket’s “single stick” configuration, a mission set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral carrying a new GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.

Live coverage: Soyuz launches from Kazakhstan

August 22, 2019

Russian teams launched the unpiloted Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:38 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0338 GMT Thursday) on a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The spaceship — with a robot passenger — launched on a test flight with an upgraded model of the Soyuz rocket that will begin carrying crews into orbit next year.

Russians ready unpiloted Soyuz capsule for launch

August 22, 2019

An unpiloted Russian Soyuz spacecraft, with a humanoid robot in the commander’s seat instead of a cosmonaut, is scheduled for liftoff late Wednesday (U.S. time) from Kazakhstan on a test flight to verify the spaceship’s compatibility with the new-generation Soyuz-2.1a rocket set to begin launching crews to the International Space Station next year.

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