Globalstar Announces Successful Launch of Spare Satellite

Globalstar Announces Successful Launch of Spare Satellite

Globalstar, Inc. announced the successful launch of the FM-15 spare satellite from Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center. FM-15 is the 25th and final satellite of Globalstar’s second-generation constellation, which was manufactured and stored by Thales Alenia Space. The satellite is expected to remain as an in-orbit spare and will only be raised to its operational orbit […]

SpaceX Launches 53 more Starlink Satellites

SpaceX Launches 53 more Starlink Satellites

On Friday, June 17 at 12:09 p.m. ET, SpaceX launched 53 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the 13th flight for the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, and now 10 Starlink missions.

FAA Requires SpaceX to Take Over 75 Actions to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Planned Starship/Super Heavy Launches

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro Monday, June 13, 2022 WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will require SpaceX to take more than 75 actions to mitigate environmental impacts from its proposed plan to launch the Starship/Super Heavy vehicle from Boca Chica, Texas.  The actions are part of the agency’s environmental review. […]

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today, May 31, that it was again extending its target date to complete an environmental review of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas, to June 13th. Following is the FAA Official Statement: The FAA intends to […]

Soil, Sutures, and Climate Modeling Among Investigations Riding SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon to International Space Station

Soil, Sutures, and Climate Modeling Among Investigations Riding SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon to International Space Station

EMIT, a mission developed at JPL to measure the composition of minerals that become airborne dust, is among the investigations launching to the space station next month. The 25th SpaceX cargo resupply services mission (SpaceX CRS-25) carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station is scheduled for launch June 9 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experiments […]

Momentus Launches First Demonstration Flight on SpaceX Falcon 9

Momentus Launches First Demonstration Flight on SpaceX Falcon 9

First customer satellite orbited; more customer payloads to be deployed and Vigoride spacecraft tested Momentus Inc. has launched its first demonstration flight of the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle to low-earth orbit aboard the SpaceX Transporter-5 mission. Momentus also announced that it has placed its first customer satellite in orbit and plans to conduct more deployments […]

Watch Launch Replay of SpaceX Transporter-5 Mission

Watch Replay Launch of SpaceX Transporter-5 Mission

On Wednesday, May 25 at 2:35 p.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched Transporter-5, SpaceX’s fifth dedicated smallsat rideshare program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the eighth launch and landing of this Falcon 9 stage booster, which previously supported launch of Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, […]