Here’s the replay. Sorry for the tardiness, I was unavoidably delayed.
Expedition 56/57 crew: Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) are launching to the International Space Station in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.
Launch is expected at 11:12 UT / 07:12 ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
I will leave this feed up for most of the day so if you arrive later on you might be seeing NASA-TV regular programing (still a win!).
I’m back and have updated the video so it will start at around T-minus 1:00.
Wow, a fast ascent, or at least it seemed it.
Note: I switched video feeds so hopefully this one will provide replays. I won’t be able to check for the majority of the day unfortunately.
Orbital ATK is launching the Cygnus Cargo-spaceship to the International Space Station.
Spaceport: Wallops Flight Facility (Virginia USA)
Launch time: 08:39 UTC / 04:39 ET
Rocket: Orbital’s Antares
Along with the Cygnus are ten CubeSats. Including EnduroSat One a ham radio satellite for Bulgaria (yes many hams in Bulgaria), the CubeRPT an Ohio State University satellite to conduct radiometer radio frequency interference technology validation, and HaloSat, a satellite to examine the galactic halo.
I will leave this feed up for most of the day, but will post replays later.
Note: There is another launch tomorrow after 15:30 UT. The GRACE Follow-on mission will be launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Space X delivers the first communications satellite for Bangladesh after a spectacular launch.
I trimmed down the intro but left the last 15 minutes prior to launch. Space X always includes a great amount of information about the launch payload and rocket and flight parameters – worth the watch.
Space X will have more company shortly, Blue Origin is making progress. In fact this is the second successful launch and landing of their New Shepard 2.0 rocket. Overall there has been eight successful launches of the New Shepard program.
This flight test went 106 km into the sky and landed perfectly, or at least it looked perfect. Congrats Blue Origin!