Category Archives: Launch / Landing

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.

Space X to Launch CRS-18


SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Dragon cargo-spaceship to the International Space Station today at (last I heard) 22:24 UT / 18:24 ET.

Scheduled coverage from SpaceX should start around 22:00 UT / 18:00 ET. Unfortunately the time is somewhat convoluted, back to the earlier days.

Ah well. To be honest I was thinking about the launch yesterday and I am thinking “no way will they launch”. My reasoning was this: the launch was coming from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a Tropical Depression to skirt along the coast with the projected path taking it about as close to the space center area as it will get.

Want to know what kept me from posting it yesterday? Because my predictions are usually wrong! HAHAHA. What’s the saying, hash tag not always.

We shall see!

Launch of MS-13 to ISS

Launch time: 16:28 UT / 12:28 ET

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome

NASA’s Andrew Morgan, Roscosmos’ Alexander Skvortsov and European Space Agency’s Luca Parmitano will launch at 12:28 p.m. EDT aboard the Soyuz MS-13 rocket for a six journey journey to the International Space Station.

Arianespace VV15 Launch

Fingers crossed for a successful launch with no weather delays this time!

Spaceport: French Guiana / Guiana Space Center

The Vega VV15 launch is number fifteenth Vega launch since 2012 and is Ariane’s sixth launch of the year.

Times from Arianespace:

  • 9:53:03 p.m., Washington D.C., USA time
  • 10:53:03 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time
  • 1:53:03 Universal Time (UTC), on July 11
  • 3:53:03 a.m., Paris, France time, on July 11
  • 5:53:03 a.m., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) time, on July 11.