This 24th Electron launch is the latest in a multi-launch deal with Spaceflight Inc. for BlackSky, which has secured an additional fifth dedicated mission on Rocket Lab’s 2022 launch manifest following multiple successful missions last year. Rocket Lab USA has announced the launch window for its first Electron mission in 2022, a dedicated mission for BlackSky through […]
Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl releases LauncherOne mid-air during a prior flight. Credit: Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson. This mission continues the team’s successful track record of delivering satellites for government and commercial customers. Virgin Orbit confirmed it successfully deployed into orbit all 7 customer satellites onboard its LauncherOne rocket during yesterday’s Above the Clouds mission. Virgin Orbit’s […]
Watch Live Coverage of the James Webb Space Telescope Launch on Christmas at 7:20 a.m. EST (12:20 UTC)
Watch the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope—the most powerful space telescope ever made. This mission is scheduled to lift off at 7:20 a.m. EST (12:20 UTC), Dec. 25, 2021, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. With revolutionary technology, Webb will observe a part of space and time never […]
Something is happening in the Iranian desert. In recent days, cars have pulled up to the Imam Khomeini Spaceport, and human activity around the building believed to be a “checkout” facility for rockets has increased, signaling that Iran may be gearing up for a space launch soon. These revelations came to us via satellite images […]
Watch Replay Launch Coverage of SpaceX’s Turksat 5B Mission on Saturday, December 18, at 10:58 p.m. EST
On Saturday, December 18, SpaceX launched the Turksat 5B mission to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, December 2 for a Falcon 9 launch of 48 Starlink satellites and two BlackSky spacecraft to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 6:12 p.m. EST, or 23:12 UTC.
On Thursday, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the next two Galileo navigation satellites, kicking off the third batch in a constellation of 26 currently in orbit. It will be the 11th Galileo launch in 10 years.
The company hopes by doing so, it will allow its Electron orbital-class small rocket to launch more frequently and lower overall launch costs.
This mission is targeted to launch at 1:21 a.m. EST, Nov. 24 (06:21 UTC), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Astra joins SpaceX, Rocket Lab and Virgin Orbit in the group of U.S. companies that have reached orbit with a privately-funded rocket.