Then, a Falcon 9 will launch from pad 39A with the first Crew Dragon capsule on an uncreweddemonstration mission, DM-1 to the ISS, on January 7 at the earliest, at 11:57pm EST if that day.The launch window is instantaneous.
I’m looking forward to our first space shot in early 2019 and multiple trips to orbit in the year ahead.
KODIAK, AlaskaVector Launch Inc. is planning a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, its first launch at the Alaska facility.The company based in Tucson, Arizona, informed the Federal Communications Commission of its plans, which aims to test its Vector-R rocket by April 2019, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Tuesday."Vector is aiming to meet its goal of achieving the first orbital attempt of its Vector-R rocket," said Shaun Coleman, the company's chief sales and marketing officer....Vector plans to conduct more launches from Kodiak Island if the test is successful, Coleman said."Part of Vector's strategy is to launch from multiple sites, not exclusively from Kodiak," Coleman said. "Within a few years, Vector envisions launches from Kodiak, as well as Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and Wallops Island in Virginia to name a few."
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1065314978993909761http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.htmlQuoteThen, a Falcon 9 will launch from pad 39A with the first Crew Dragon capsule on an uncreweddemonstration mission, DM-1 to the ISS, on January 7 at the earliest, at 11:57pm EST if that day.The launch window is instantaneous.
USAF just published an RFI for STP-4 launch procurement, NET April 2021. An early integration study (EIS) would need to begin in October 2018 and the contract would need to be awarded no later than April 2019 to make that launch timeframe. STP-4 will "require a direct injection to geosynchronous orbit for a satellite with a total mass range of 3900kg-6300 kg".https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?_atwl=68c9b18c32272e298ad73e84b9bf7fceEdit/gongora: alternate url https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFSC/SMCSMSC/STP-4-RFI/listing.html
Currently, under construction, AMOS-17 is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2019.
WASHINGTON – NASA Administrator James Bridenstine said he still expects astronauts will fly from U.S. soil to the International Space Station by the end of next year even though an uncrewed test flight scheduled for Jan. 7 now could slip into the spring.Bridenstine's acknowledgment that January is a "very low probability" window is the first time the agency has publicly cast doubt on the timing of the scheduled launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test flight of the SpaceX rocket and capsule is a key step in NASA's efforts to resume U.S. transport to Earth's orbit nearly a decade after the space shuttle was mothballed.The administrator attributed the delay to challenges with several components, including landing parachutes. Some of those systems could be tested without flying them on the initial flight.It's a matter of determining "what configuration are we willing to accept as an agency and are we willing to waive certain items (and) how do we test those items," Bridenstine told reporters at NASA headquarters.But he said the test flight "will certainly be in the first half of 2019," a schedule that still would accommodate a crewed flight by the end of the year.
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