Category Archives: Launch / Landing

Expedition 56/57 Launch — Replay

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!).

Launching Tomorrow

Launching tomorrow a Soyuz spacecraft with Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency).

I’ll have a link to NASA-TV up at 11:00 UT / 07:00 ET.

NOTE: The link will be active for a time after the launch so you might get to watch the normal programming of NASA-TV – this is a good thing!

SpaceX Launching SES-12

A spectacular launch! You can fast forward to about 13 minutes into the video for the launch, but in doing so you miss a bit of good bit of information about the mission.

Mission: SES-12

Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9

Spaceport: Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Launch Complex 40

Launch time: 04:29 UTC / 12:29 EDT – Weather permitting

Orbital is launching CRS-9 and CubeSats

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.

Launching Tomorrow Morning

Orbital ATK will be launching the Antares rocket with the Cygnus space-cargoship bound for the International Space Station.

There will also be ten CubeSats launched at the same time.

Launch time: 08:39 UTC / 04:39 ET

Coverage begins at 08:00 UTC / 04:00 ET

Space X Launches Bangabandhu 1 — Replay

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.

Mars InSight Mission Flight Profile

The Atlas V flight profile for the InSight mission to the planet Mars.

Launching tomorrow (05 May 2018): 11:05 UTC / 07:05 ET / O4:05 PT

Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base California.

NOTE: This is the first interplanetary fight to launch from the US West Coast.

Coverage begins at 10:30 UTC / 06:30 ET / 03:30 PT

If you live in southern California you may be able to see the ascent phase of the flight!

Blue Origins Launch and Landing

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!