ILC-of-the-week now looking like 15 January. National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!Edit: Well that didn't last long. Forget the 15th..... Was looking good, but no range availability for a few days.
Then, an Atlas 5 with the maximum five SRBs will launch AEHF-5 for the US Air Force on early summerTBD....The Falcon Heavy is slated to make its second flight from pad 39A carrying the Arabsat 6Acommunication satellite on March at the earliest....The next Delta 4 launch from Cape Canaveral, a Delta 4 medium on its next to last flight, will launchWGS-10 for the US Air Force on late February TBD, at about 6:40pm EST. The launch windowstretches to about 7:35pm EST. Sunset is about 6:20pm EST. And the final launch of a Delta 4 mediumversion rocket will loft the second next-generation GPS III series satellite on late Spring or earlySummer TBD.
Approved on the range! Weather is 60% GO.https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1082787012640309248
NET January 7 11 - Iridium Next Flight 8 (x10) - Falcon 9 (B1049.2) - Vandenberg SLC-4E - 15:31NET 15 - NROL-71: KH-11 17 (Crystal 17, Block 5 #1) (TBD) - Delta IV-H [D-382] - Vandenberg SLC-6 - 19:56
Launch at 15:31:33.492UTC!
The APL study — which focuses on a mission that could launch before 2030 and reach 1,000 AU in 50 years — is based on the next extension of what we know we can do, propulsion physicist Marc Millis, founder of the Tau Zero Foundation, said. "It is a reasonable candidate for the next deep-space mission," Millis told Space.com. "It is not, however, a true interstellar mission. It is better referred to as an 'interstellar precursor' mission."
The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the first Crew Dragon space capsule on an uncrewed demonstration mission, DM-1, to the ISS from pad 39A on February 9 at the very earliest. The launch time is around 11am EST if this timeframe and gets 22-26 minutes earlier each day. The launch window is instantaneous.
"The launch of the Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for March 16," the agency’s source said.
Then, a Falcon 9 from pad 40 is slated to launch the Nusantara Satu (PSN-6) communication satellite for Indonesia along with the private Beresheet moon lander for Israel, on mid to late February TBD. ...And the final launch of a Delta 4 medium version rocket will loft the second next-generation GPS III series satellite on Summer TBD.
As much as I detest using CBC as a spaceflight news source, they seemed to have confirmed that a launch in February is no longer in the cards, even going so far as to say "postponed ... indefinitely".https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/spacex-musk-radarsat-constellation-mission-falcon9-1.4977512I'm guessing the indefinite bit, means they are going back into the queue to wait for a new or gently used booster.
"As part of the flight tests, the Starliner ship will fly to the ISS in unmanned mode on March 28, in the manned one - on August 27," said the agency interlocutor....Another spacecraft Dragon-2, designed by SpaceX, will go to the ISS in unmanned mode on February 9, in manned spacecraft - in July. NASA astronauts Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley will fly the ship.
The digital divide there is so severe and so challenging, it will take a new kind of satellite to solve it. That’s why here at Astranis we are incredibly excited to announce that we are launching a new broadband satellite dedicated just for Alaska....Under the terms of our agreement, we will launch a satellite in the second half of 2020 that will provide 7.5 Gbps of capacity to Alaska, roughly tripling the entire satellite capacity available to the state today and also reducing costs by up to three times.