Category Archives: Launch / Landing

Space X Launches Es’hail-2 – REPLAY

Another great launch from SpaceX. This time around it was Es’hail-2 mission for Qatar and is put communications satellite into orbit.

If you missed the LIVE launch don’t feel too bad, I did also; but thankfully I have both power and internet back!

There are a couple more launches coming right up too so check back, yes four launches in almost as many days.

Tomorrow: Cygnus cargo-spaceship to the ISS, time 09:01 UTC / 04:01 EST

It’s Business Time

Here’s a replay of the launch of Electron rocket called”It’s Business Time” by Rocket Lab. Launch time was 03:50 UTC / 16:50 NZDT 11 November 2018.

I believe the payload was a number of small satellites including at least one to provide connectivity to “the internet of things” which is interesting.

Congratulations Rocket Lab for the beautiful launch and great video!!

BepiColumbo Launch – REPLAY

Here’s a replay of the launch and events leading up to it. Very good video, if you are in a hurry skip ahead to the 39 minute mark to see the launch and I will put up a shorter version.

So BepiColumbo is on the way to Mercury, but there is a long way to go so my admonition stays the same:
Good Luck BepiColumbo!!

Atlas V 551 with AHEF-4 – REPLAY

Here is a replay of the Atlas V launch with the AEHF-4 satellite going into orbit.

The AEHF-4 (Advanced Extremely High Frequency) is one of the US Air Force’s communications satellites.

Coming up: BEPICOLUMBO! Very early tomorrow or tonight for North American viewers and points west.

Coverage set to begin at 01:45 UTC on 20 Oct // 21:45 EST on Oct 19 for North America

Expedition 57 Launch – Fail – REPLAY

UPDATE 3: NASA is reporting the search and recovery teams have reached the landing site and both Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin are as reported earlier in good condition. They are out of the capsule.

UPDATE 2 FROM NASA: “Teams have confirmed the crew have landed and Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin are in good condition. Search and recovery teams have been deployed to the landing site and are in contact with the crew.”

UPDATE: THERE IS A PROBLEM. Booster problem. Sounds like the spacecraft will be returning. Search and Rescue crews are at the ready and are in the air. The time line should be about an hour and a half to get them secured, that would be around 10:30 UT / 06:30 ET.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will be launching to the International Space Station as the crew of Expedition 57. The pair will join other Expedition crew members Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergey Prokopyev, who arrived at the station in June.

Launch time 08:40 UT / 04:40 EDT.

Spaceport: Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Spacecraft: Soyuz MS-10

ISS Arrival time: N/A Launch failure

Space X SAOCOM 1A – Launch REPLAY

SpaceX launches SAOCOM 1A satellite for Argentina.

The launch is from Vandenburg AFB in California and this also marks the first time the first-stage has returned to California – so SpaceX makes history again.

The launch is about 16 minutes into the video above from SpaceX. You can fast forward there but if you do you will miss some great information SpaceX always includes prior to launch.