Category Archives: Launch / Landing

Soyuz MS-14 Launch – Replay

Here is the replay of the Soyuz MS-14. The launch occurred at 11:38 PM ET.

I missed it because of the AM/PM thing, and is exactly why the dates were confusing. Also the reason I always tend to use UTC time, then it is clear and all one needs to do is convert that to local time.

Ah well. On a happy note while looking for this particular replay I noticed a conspiracy theorist site with coverage, presumably because of the Skybot F-850 Humanoid Robot on board. I need to watch, it could be a laugh.

Soyuz MS-14 Launch +

Catch part of the on-going spacewalk and the Soyuz MS-14 launch of a cargo-spaceship to the International Space Station.

Launch is scheduled for 15:38 UT / 11:38 ET today.

Update: Enjoy the spacewalk. The launch is apparently going off tomorrow 22 August on the same timeline. I heard differing date and went with what NASA published. For one reason or another today is not the day. I would imagine it would be too much with the spacewalk going on.

A Dragon Launch

But not SpaceX

Launch Vehicle: Smart Dragon 1

Mission: Satellite launch (x3)

Spaceport: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Spaceport location: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

ULA to Launch AEHF-5

Oh no, the hold is being extended due to a first-stage anomaly.

Anomaly resolved! Now there is another, termed minor. Fixed.

FINALLY! Spectacular pre-dawn video.

United Launch Alliance is going to make another attempt to launch the AEHF-5 (Advanced Extremely High Frequency) satellite for the US military. I believe this is the third attempt owing to a couple of anomalies.

Spaceport: Cape Canaveral

Rocket: ULA Atlas V

Replays later in the day if needed.

SpaceX Launches AMOS-17

Heres the replay, fast forward about 17 minutes as there was a delay (I almost missed the live shot).

Launch time: 22:53 UT

Coverage should begin 15 minutes prior to launch.

Spaceport: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

There are thunderstorms in the area that could cause a delay or postponement.

PLUS! There was no attempt to land the first-stage but there was an attempt to catch the fairing with the SpaceX ship Ms. Tree:

Arianespace Launch VA249

Another great launch although I was holding my breath as it seemed to take a while for it to get going.

Arianespace is set to launch Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C; both are communications satellites.

Spaceport: Guiana Space Center (Kourou, French Guiana)

Launch Vehicles: Ariane 5 ECA

According to Arianespace the targeted geostationary orbit has a perigee altitude of 250 km an apogee altitude of 35,786 km with an inclination of 4.5 degrees.

Arianespace published the following time table noting launch will be as soon as possible after the opening of the launch window:

Between 3:30 p.m. and 5:51 p.m. Washington DC time

Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:51 p.m. Kourou, French Guiana time

Between 19:30 and 21:51: Universal Time (UTC)

Between 9:30 p.m. and 11:51p.m. Paris time

SpaceX Tries Again

FANTASTIC! The first-stage landing was AMAZING! I will try to get a video up by morning.

Scheduled launch time: 22:01 UT / 18:01 ET

There are showers around but the chances look reasonable for a launch — fingers crossed.