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Rocket Lab is scheduled to launch its Virginia Is For Launches mission later this evening. It will be the company's first launch from Launch Complex 2 at Virginia Space's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport within NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. While this will not be the first launch of Rocket Lab's Electron booster... Read more...
SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit in spectacular fashion yesterday. The satellites were launched from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on December 28, 2022. SpaceX is not taking its foot off the pedal in terms of launching Starlink satellites... Read more...
NASA's Artemis I is scheduled to launch in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and you can watch live in 8K and VR for the first time ever. After several delays, Artemis I currently has a two-hour window for launch that opens at 1:04 a.m. EST on November 16, 2022. The countdown for the launch of Artemis I from... Read more...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 52 more satellites into low-Earth orbit this past Saturday, marking the fourth launch and landing for this particular Falcon 9 first stage booster. The launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida provided a gorgeous image as it left a colorful path through clouds in the... Read more...
NASA's Artemis I is scheduled for liftoff later today, as long as teams can overcome fueling issues. As of right now, launch is set for 2:17 p.m. (ET) and you can watch live below. The Artemis program has been one of the most anticipated in recent history. Artemis I is an unmanned mission that will lay the... Read more...
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is scheduled to launch later today, carrying science experiments to the crew of the International Space Station (ISS). The launch is scheduled within a five-minute window that opens at 12:40 p.m. EST today, and you can watch live. The ISS is headed into its last decade of service... Read more...
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is set to launch its USSF-8 mission today for the U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command (SSC). The mission is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 2pm EST. Today's launch will include two identical Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program... Read more...
Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off SpaceX's "Mechzilla" that will be used to launch its Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster rocket. The launchpad will first be utilized for upcoming NASA missions that look to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and eventually trips to Mars. SpaceX has been... Read more...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched this morning carrying NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) that will explore the most extreme and mysterious objects in the universe. Those objects will include supernova remnants, supermassive black holes, and dozens of other high energy objects. It feels like NASA is... Read more...
On November 12th, SpaceX test-fired the extremely powerful Raptor engines of its Starship SN20 rocket prototype. As the engines fired up, an incredible image of the eruption of fire and exhaust funneling out from beneath the base of the engines was captured. SpaceX has been evolving it's cutting-edge space mission... Read more...