Recent Space News:


"I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky."

- Carl Sagan



NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4's final West Coast launch News image
NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4's final West Coast launch.

ULA launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket September 24 at 3:25 p.m. Pacific from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/nro-satellite-flies-to-orbit-in-delta-4s-final-west-coast-launch/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Sept. 24, 2022, 11:20 p.m.



NASA waves off Tuesday launch for Artemis moon rocket News image
NASA waves off Tuesday launch for Artemis moon rocket.

Faced with stormy weather ahead of soon-to-be Hurricane Ian, NASA managers Saturday ruled out a third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon rocket Tuesday but held open the option of making a run at blastoff on October 2, the current backup date.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/09/24/nasa-waves-off-tuesday-launch-for-artemis-moon-rocket/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Sept. 24, 2022, 9:20 p.m.



NASA postpones Artemis 1 launch because of tropical storm News image
NASA postpones Artemis 1 launch because of tropical storm.

NASA has called off plans to attempt to launch the Artemis 1 mission on Sept. 27 as a tropical storm, with the potential to become a major hurricane, heads for Florida.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/nasa-postpones-artemis-1-launch-because-of-tropical-storm/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Sept. 24, 2022, 4:10 p.m.



NASA cancels Artemis I launch attempt but delays roll back decision News image
NASA cancels Artemis I launch attempt but delays roll back decision.

NASA is buying some time with this decision.

Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/09/nasa-cancels-artemis-i-launch-attempt-but-will-delay-rollback-decision/

Source: Arstechnica

Published on Sept. 24, 2022, 3:35 p.m.



Last West Coast Delta IV Heavy launches with NROL-91 News image
Last West Coast Delta IV Heavy launches with NROL-91.

United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket made its last West Coast launch on Saturday, carrying out a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office, as it moves one flight closer to retirement. Liftoff of the NRO Launch 91 (NROL-91) mission from Space Launch Complex 6 — at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California — took place at 3:25 PM PDT (22:25 UTC).

Read the article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/delta-iv-nrol-91/

Source: NASASpaceflight

Published on Sept. 24, 2022, 3:17 p.m.



SpaceX launches another successful Starlink mission from Florida News image
SpaceX launches another successful Starlink mission from Florida.

Another group of 52 Starlink internet satellites rocketed into orbit Saturday night from Cape Canaveral on top of a Falcon 9 launcher, continuing deployment of SpaceX's global broadband network now accessible from all seven continents. Launch occurred at 7:32 p.m. EDT (2332 GMT).

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/09/24/falcon-9-starlink-4-35-live-coverage/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Sept. 24, 2022, 4:10 a.m.



NASA to Cover Crew Arrival to Launch Site, Flight Readiness Review News image
NASA to Cover Crew Arrival to Launch Site, Flight Readiness Review.

NASA will host two media briefings Monday, Sept. 26, in preparation for the fifth crew rotation mission with SpaceX as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-cover-crew-arrival-to-launch-site-flight-readiness-review

Source: NASA

Published on Sept. 23, 2022, 10:10 p.m.



Historic launch pad faces uncertain future after final West Coast Delta 4 mission News image
Historic launch pad faces uncertain future after final West Coast Delta 4 mission.

United Launch Alliance will move out of historic Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California following the flight of a Delta 4-Heavy rocket set for Saturday, leaving the military to find a new tenant for the launch pad once intended to host space shuttle missions on the West Coast.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/09/23/historic-california-launch-pad-faces-uncertain-future-after-final-west-coast-delta-4-mission/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Sept. 23, 2022, 9:20 p.m.



Photos: Delta 4-Heavy rocket on the launch pad in California News image
Photos: Delta 4-Heavy rocket on the launch pad in California.

These views show United Launch Alliance's 233-foot-tall Delta 4-Heavy rocket standing on Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on the eve of liftoff with a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. This will be the final Delta launch from the West Coast.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/09/23/photos-delta-4-heavy-rocket-on-the-launch-pad-in-california/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Sept. 23, 2022, 9:20 p.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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Brighten up your day.

JWST captures more astonishing images and insights, and DART gets ready for impact.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/brighten-up-your-day

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Sept. 23, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

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RocketStars: McFarland is one of ULA's most experienced teammates.

With a legendary career spanning 45 years, it is impossible to adequately describe David McFarland's vast contributions to America's space launch capabilities, from a propulsion engineer on workhorse rockets to crafting new launch sites to his role t...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-mcfarland-is-one-of-ulas-most-experienced-teammates

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Sept. 23, 2022, 12:20 p.m.

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RocketStars: Delta IV Tiger Team member living his dream.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) engineer Sreyas Krishnanis a propulsion systems specialist who will help certify the Delta IV Heavy rocket to launch the NROL-91 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-delta-iv-tiger-team-member-living-his-dream

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Sept. 22, 2022, 5 p.m.

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DART impact: What to expect.

Get ready for NASA's demonstration of a planetary defense technique that could deflect a future asteroid on course to hit Earth.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/dart-impact-what-to-expect

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Sept. 21, 2022, 9:40 p.m.

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Whoop whoop whoop! nasa insight 'hears' an asteroid impact on mars.

On Sept. 5, 2021, NASA’s InSight lander “heard” the impact of an asteroid slamming into the surface of Mars — in fact the space rock broke into three pieces, each hitting the planet and creating a crater. Not only that, but it also detected the acoustic waves generated by the asteroid as it rammed through the thin air of Mars too!

Read the article: https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/bad-astronomy-asteroid-impacts-on-mars-heard-by-nasa-insight-lander

Source: SyFy

Published on Sept. 21, 2022, noon

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SES-20/21: Commercial satellite tandem stacked atop Atlas V.

Two commercial satellites that will relay television channels to millions of homes across America are aboard their shared United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for launch into near-geosynchronous orbit.Global commerc...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/ses-20/21-commercial-satellite-tandem-stacked-atop-atlas-v

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Sept. 20, 2022, 8:40 p.m.

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European Spaceflight Update - How not to handle safety concerns.

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

Read the article: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/andrewparsonson/issues/how-not-to-handle-safety-concerns-1357358

Source: European Spaceflight Update

Published on Sept. 19, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

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NROL-91: Delta IV Heavy readied for Vandenberg launch.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket and its U.S. national security payload have been vertically integrated atop their West Coast launch pad for the upcoming NROL-91 mission in service to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and t...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/nrol-91-delta-iv-heavy-readied-for-vandenberg-launch

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Sept. 16, 2022, 8:40 p.m.

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Outer worlds and outstanding science.

Uranus is way out there, beckoning us to visit. And Cassini is the mission that won’t quit, even years after burning up.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/outer-worlds-and-outstanding-science

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Sept. 16, 2022, 2:30 p.m.