Category Archives: Cape Canaveral

WGS-9 already tomorrow !

Military communications satellite called WGS-9 designed for U.S. Army and for its allies will be launched tomorrow on the top of the Delta IV rocket. This is latest communications satellite built by Boeing for U.S. Army and partially sponsored by following countries: Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Each country expressed will of…
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Falcon-9 with record payload reached today orbit

Today Falcon-9 FT rocket bet own record of payload delivered to Geostationary Transfer Orbit. Echostar-23 communications satellite with mass of 5.5 t was launched today from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A. SpaceX managed to perform successful launch with record mass of the payload under fairing of Falcon-9 FT. Weighing 5.5 t Echostar-23 communications satellite was delivered…
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Atlas V / OA-7 mission delayed due the problems with hydraulics subsystems

Mission of Orbital ATL Cygnus cargo spacecraft (OA-7), which was scheduled for  March 10, was postponed due the problems with the launch vehicle - United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. New launch date was set to 21st March 2017 with "not earlier than" status. Mission was planned as commercial resupply flight, with Cygnus S.S. John…
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SBIRS-Geo-3 delivered to orbit during first ULA mission in 2017

United Launch Alliance Atlas V delivered to orbit yesterday latest Space Base Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite under contract with Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin signed in 2012. Satellite will be third in new constellation of early warning system against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Originally planned for Thursday, 19 January (local time), mission was…
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Atlas V launch rescheduled for Saturday

United Launch Alliance, operator of Atlas V rocket, was forced at night to scrub and reschedule planned launch. Attempt of delivering to orbit SBIRS-Geo-3 satellite will be performed tomorrow at 00:42 UTC. Launch scrub was caused by an aircraft, which entered into restricted zone around launch site just four minutes before launch. Earlier, launch was…
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Echostar-19 delivered to GTO orbit by Atlas V

Yesterday Atlas V (431) rocket operated by United Launch Alliance delivered to orbit fifth Echostar satellite in its history. Echostar-19 was deployed on Super-Synchronous Orbit and will start to operate and provide HughesNet service as soon as it reach GTO orbit with altitude of 35880 km. After 138 launches it should not be surprising -…
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Return of Pegasus XL – CYGNSS satellites deployed !

Orbital ATK returned in 2016 not only with Antares rocket. Today, Company performed launch of their Pegasus XL rocket with NASA payload. Finally, after first not successful attempt of delivering to 500 km LEO orbit eight CYGNSS satellites, Pegasus XL managed to deliver payload to space. Problems with hydraulics, which appeared on Monday were followed…
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New high capacity military communication satellite delivered on atop of Delta IV

United Launch Alliance delivered to orbit eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite yesterday. Spacecraft will provide reliable and resistant for jamming communication for United States Armed Forces. ULA with their Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) showed during 114th mission in company's history, that confidence of Department of Defense, which was put into their fleet of launch vehicles…
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