Category Archives: Launch / Landing

Orbital Launch Attempt 2 — REPLAY

Here is a replay (thanks to Space Videos) showing all the good bits as far as action goes.

This is the second attempt to get the cargo spacecraft in the air. Yesterday’s attempt was scrubbed due to an aircraft in the area.

I don’t know how they handle flight restrictions in an area for a launch. I looked yesterday (and this morning) for a temporary flight restriction for the area and did not see one, I’m sure there is I just don’t know the procedure.

Good luck again Orbital!

Wow! Great video of the pad during early ascent!

The Cygnus cargo ship “Gene Cernan” is on the way and all is proceeding perfectly.

I will leave this feed up for a while, next up is solar array deployment in about an hour (now 12:34 UT).

Orbital ATK CRS-8 Launch – SCRUBBED

UPDATE:  Launch time is 12:14 UT /  07:14 EST on 12 November 2017.

The image above shows the Orbital ATK Antares being rolled out to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s pad 0A.  Antares will carry the company’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft with more than 7,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station when it gets off the ground.

Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach

The launch SCRUBBED DUE TO AN AIRCRAFT IN THE AREA. What? Gee, I didn’t  guess that would happen.  Oh well, probably a 24 hour turn around. Pity though, the weather was perfect.

Will update later with a new date/time.  Today the  launch was scheduled for 12:37 UT / 07:37 EST;  I am going to guess if it goes tomorrow it will be around the same time.  We’ll see.

Progress 68 Launch – Replay

The Progress 68 launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome tried another launch this morning and it went beautifully.

I really like the launch set-up at Baikonur.

Here we go! Great launch, replay to come.

Update: All is well and the Progress is ready to meet up with the ISS in two days.

ESA Sentinel 5p Satellite Launch- REPLAY

From the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, This is a northern Cosmodrome so it is only used for certain types of orbits due to the high latitude. For those in North America, this would be about the latitude of Bethel Alaska.

NOTE: Here’s the replay. Beautiful foliage, reminds me of here, and a very “different” kind of a feel to the launch, perhaps it was the fog or seeing the “rokot” lift off in the midst of the trees.

So far so good with the flight and deployment.

Space X SES-11 Launch Replay

Here is a replay of yesterday’s Space X launch putting the EchoStar 105 satellite into a geosynchronous orbit.

The launch site is Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

The first stage landing site is the drone ship – “Of Course I Still Love You”

The launch is about 13 minutes into the video if you are in a hurry, but it is very informative so I highly recommend watching.

The re-entry of the first stage was rather interesting, different than the others. Watch and you will see what I mean.

Progress MS-07 Launch Scrubbed

If you were looking for the Progress Cargo ship launch it has been scrubbed until at least Saturday.

There was a fault of some type in the last minute of the countdown. We do not know what caused the fault as yet.

Next attempt 14 October. Launch window opens at around 07:42 UT / 03:42 ET – I will find out for sure and update.

NROL-52 Launch Attempt 2

Currently (08 Oct 17 at 10:00 UT) there is no update.

Weather delay on the first try, yesterday.

SCRUBBED again. This time not for weather, but for a telemetry transmitter in the launch vehicle. I’m not so sure there wouldn’t have been a weather delay anyway and better to replace a transmitter here than have it fail on the way up.

United Launch Alliance will update the launch times.

The NROL-52 mission will mark ULA’s seventh launch of 2017 and 26th for the National Reconnaissance Office. NROL-52 will be the 74th flight of the Atlas V rocket and the seventh in the 421 configuration. — UAL

United Launch Alliance NROL- 52 Launch

SCRUBBED FOR TODAY – NEW LAUNCH DAY IS TOMORROW (24 hrs) – I’ll post the new launch time when I hear from ULA.

Update: Scrubbed due to weather, new launch time is 07:59 UT / 03:59 ET on 07 Oct (tomorrow)

Spelling this morning? I think this computer is getting tired, first “t’s” and now “c’s” don’t always register. The “t” key is especially bad. I’m not sure if I remove the key to possibly clean underneath it or not.
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An Atlas V ready to take to the sky this morning.

The launch site is Cape Canaveral Florida and lift-off is scheduled for 08:28 UT / 04:28 ET.

Replays to be posted later today so if you miss/missed the live launch the replay will be here.

Night time launches are always pretty spectacular.

Currently we are getting final approvals to continue count – there is a slight delay, but only a few minutes.

Here we go, countdown is about to pick back up for a 08:31 UT / 04:31 ET launch.

Oh no, a HOLD at T-minus 01:38, weather possibly.

Rolling the count back to the T-minus four minutes.

NROL-42 Launch – Replay

Early this morning the US launched a satellite, NROL-42, from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard an Atlas V rocket.

The satellite and what it does is classified so is not public. What was public was the launch time. I’m not one for looking at the comments in most videos, but from the ones I did see, a few people were wondering what was gong on.

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