Atlas 5 rocket completes high-altitude tandem satellite delivery for SES – Spaceflight Now

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket climbs off pad 41 Tuesday at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the SES 20 and SES 21 television broadcasting satellites. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography Running a few days late after a delay caused by Hurricane Ian, an Atlas 5 rocket built by United … Read more

Artemis 1 rocket moved to hangar as spaceport completes hurricane preps – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket moves into the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sept. 27. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now NASA moved the Space Launch System moon rocket back into its hangar Tuesday to take shelter from Hurricane Ian, likely pushing back the next launch attempt for the agency’s long-delayed Artemis 1 lunar test … Read more

NASA completes cryogenic tanking test on Artemis 1 moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

Vapors stream away from NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket during a cryogenic tanking test Wednesday. Credit: NASA Engineers filled up the Artemis 1 moon rocket with more than 750,000 gallons of super-cold propellants in a tanking test Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center after troubleshooting a persistent hydrogen leak. NASA’s launch director said she was … Read more

NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission completes the main body of the spacecraft

Engineers and technicians inspect the main body of NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft after it was built and delivered by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, to the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman The main body of NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft has been delivered to … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner capsule completes first “nail-biting” docking at space station – Spaceflight Now

Russian cosmonaut Sergey Korsakov captured this view of the Starliner spacecraft approaching the International Space Station. Credit: Sergey Korsakov / Roscosmos Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule finally reached the International Space Station Friday night with a “nail-biting” rendezvous and docking, overcoming several technical glitches to accomplish a long-awaited objective for the spacecraft before NASA clears it … Read more