[email protected]New launch date of #Starlink v1.0-L17 NET 01 March ~01:37 UTC, alternatively 02 to 03 March, based on issued NOTAM for Stage2 re-entry.
FALCON 9The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the twentieth Starlink batch from pad 39A on February 28 earliest, at 8:37pm EST. The launch time for Starlink missions gets approx. 20-22 minutes earlier each day. A Falcon 9 will launch the twenty-first Starlink batch from pad 40 on March 7 earliest, around 10pm. Upcoming launches include additional Starlink missions on TBD. The next Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station is targeted for April 20, around 5 or 6am EDT.
WASHINGTON — General Atomics selected Firefly Aerospace to launch a small Earth science satellite for NASA on an Alpha rocket in 2022.General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced Feb. 18 that it will launch its Orbital Test Bed (OTB) 2 satellite on Firefly’s Alpha rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The companies did not disclose the terms of the contract.OTB-2 will carry a NASA instrument, the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA), intended to study particulate matter air pollution in urban areas and help scientists understand their effects on human health. The spacecraft will operate in a polar orbit at an altitude of 740 kilometers.
Feb. 28/March 1 • Falcon 9 • Starlink V1.0-L17Launch time: 0137 GMT on 1st (8:37 p.m. EST on 28th)Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida...March 7/8 • Falcon 9 • Starlink V1.0-L20Launch time: 0341 GMT on 8th (10:41 p.m. EST on 7th)Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida...June • Minotaur 1 • NROL-111Launch window: TBDLaunch site: Pad 0B, Wallops Island, Virginia
Eric Berger @SciGuySpaceHearing from several sources that the realistic NET date for Artemis I is now February, 2022. (@NASASpaceflight has reported the same). This assumes a good SLS core stage hot fire test in early March.
2022TBD - OTB 2 (Orbital Test Bed-2) - Firefly Alpha (first flight) - Vandenberg SLC-2W
The Fixed Pad Erector raised the vehicle upright at the pad on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to complete the Launch Vehicle on Stand (LVOS) milestone for Delta IV Heavy to conduct the NROL-82.A Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) to exercise the rocket and ground systems in a practice countdown setting will be conducted this spring. Vertically attaching the encapsulated payload to finish assembly of the 23-story rocket follows the WDR in the launch campaign.Launch is currently anticipated in the second quarter of 2021.
WASHINGTON — Blue Origin is pushing back the first launch of its New Glenn rocket to late 2022, saying it “re-baselined” the development of the launch vehicle after losing a key Pentagon contract last year.Blue Origin announced Feb. 25 that it has set a new target in the fourth quarter of 2022 for the first launch of the rocket from Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
And an Atlas 5 with no SRBs will launch NASA's Lucy spacecraft to study Trojan asteroids on October 16 around 5am EDT.
NASA has selected Astra Space Inc. to provide a launch service for the agency’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission. The TROPICS mission consists of a constellation of six CubeSats and will increase the scientific community’s understanding of storm processes....Astra Space will launch the CubeSats on the company’s Rocket 3 from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands with three separate launches over a 120-day period. The TROPICS mission is targeted for launch between Jan. 8 and July 31, 2022, under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launch license.
Quote from: SpaceX tweetAuto-abort at T-1:24 ahead of tonight's Falcon 9 launch of Starlink; next launch opportunity is tomorrow, March 1 at 8:15 p.m. EST
Auto-abort at T-1:24 ahead of tonight's Falcon 9 launch of Starlink; next launch opportunity is tomorrow, March 1 at 8:15 p.m. EST
Quote from: Chris Bergin tweetFalcon 9 B1049.8's launch from KSC 39A with the L-17 Starlink mission is now in a 48 hour scrub turnaround stance.New NET (No Earlier Than) March 2 at 19:53 Local, per KSC notices.
Falcon 9 B1049.8's launch from KSC 39A with the L-17 Starlink mission is now in a 48 hour scrub turnaround stance.New NET (No Earlier Than) March 2 at 19:53 Local, per KSC notices.
ATLAS V TO LAUNCH STARLINER• Rocket: Atlas V N22• Mission: Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, Orbital Flight Test-2• Launch Date and Time: Under review• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
The next Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station is targeted for April 20 or late April around 5-6:30am EDT. Sunrise is 6:49am. The launch time gets 22-26 minutes earlier each day.
Quote from: SFN tweetThere won’t be a Falcon 9 launch tonight.The next chances to launch the Falcon 9 from pad 39A will come at 3:24am EST (0824 GMT) or 5:42am EST (1042 GMT) Thursday.The morning launch suggests SpaceX will target a different plane in the Starlink fleet.
There won’t be a Falcon 9 launch tonight.The next chances to launch the Falcon 9 from pad 39A will come at 3:24am EST (0824 GMT) or 5:42am EST (1042 GMT) Thursday.The morning launch suggests SpaceX will target a different plane in the Starlink fleet.
Quote from: SpaceX tweetNow targeting no earlier than Thursday, March 4 for launch of Starlink due to a Range conflict and unfavorable launch and recovery weather.
Now targeting no earlier than Thursday, March 4 for launch of Starlink due to a Range conflict and unfavorable launch and recovery weather.