SpaceX CRS-12 Launch Information


Last of SpaceX’s original order of 12 Commercial Resupply missions. Here is the cargo resupply manifest for this mission.

Launch: August 14th 2017, 12:31 EDT / 16:31 UTC

Location: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Landing: Yes – LZ-1

Webcast: Spacex Webcast

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Falcon Heavy will launch in November


Falcon Heavy – image credit: SpaceX

Elon Musk announced on Instagram and Twitter yesterday that Falcon Heavy will launch in November.

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Armstrong Flight Research Center historic videos now on Youtube


NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly Dryden) has placed a huge catalog of research and flight videos to a Youtube channel. Check out this great playlist on Lifting Bodies.



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Multiple Views of July 14th Soyuz Launch

Usually Soyuz launch replays are seen from a single camera view. Here we see multiple views from different cameras posted around the July 14th launch of Soyuz at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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On this Day 48 years ago July 16,1969

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and Solar Electric Propulsion


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Great article on Aerojet Rocketdyne’s push for Solar Electric Propulsion to enable deep space delivery of cargo, payloads and habitats. NASA has said that “SEP may deliver the right mix of cost savings, safety and superior propulsive power ”

Current list of Spacecraft using electric propulsion

“Approximately 75 percent of the mass required for human missions to Mars can be transported using SEP, thereby reducing the number of launches required. Additionally, the SEP systems under development now by NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne can reduce the amount of propellant needed for deep space missions by a factor of 10.”


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SpaceX Intelsat 35e Launch info


Launch Photo 07-5-17 :

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Launch Info

Launch time: July 2nd 2017, 7:36 PM EDT/23:36 UTC. Approx 58 minute launch window. (A backup launch window opens on Monday, July 3, at 7:37 p.m. EDT, or 23:37 UTC)

Launch Location: Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Landing: No (This satellite is too heavy for SpaceX to launch and still have fuel remaining to land the first stage.)

Webcast: Spacex Webcast

The fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG next-generation high throughput satellites, Intelsat 35e delivers high performance services in C- and Ku-bands. Its unique payload of C-band wide- and spot-beams enables higher efficiency and improved throughput for demanding applications including wireless backhaul, enterprise and mobility services in regions where weather patterns necessitate use of highly reliable Cband spectrum. The Intelsat 35e Ku-band services include a customized high power wide beam for DTH service delivery in the Caribbean, as well as services for mobility and government applications in the Caribbean, trans-Europe to Africa and the African continent.” -SpaceX

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