Archiv: rocket


05.07.2020 - 15:11 [ Spaceflight Now ]

Top secret NRO payload installed on Minotaur rocket for launch from Virginia

Crews working on Virginia’s Eastern Shore this week raised a top secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office — the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency — atop a solid-fueled Minotaur 4 rocket for liftoff July 15 on the first Minotaur launch in nearly three years.

05.07.2020 - 15:00 [ Spaceflight Now ]

Rocket Lab satellite launch fails before reaching orbit

Carrying satellites from the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom, the Electron launcher lifted off from Rocket Lab’s privately-run spaceport on New Zealand’s North Island at 5:19:36 p.m. EDT (2119:36 GMT).

26.05.2020 - 01:59 [ Ars Technica ]

Virgin Orbit loses its first rocket shortly after engine ignition

After more than seven years of development, testing, and preparation, Virgin Orbit reached an important moment on Monday—dropping and igniting its LauncherOne rocket over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, shortly after ignition an „anomaly“ occurred, the company said.

11.05.2020 - 02:14 [ The Straits Times ]

Russian rocket breaks up in Earth orbit

Russia’s space agency on Sunday (May 10) confirmed one of its rockets used in past launches and floating in space has broken down, leaving debris in orbit.

The agency said the Fregat-SB upper stage rocket was used to deliver the Russian scientific satellite Spektr-R to orbit in 2011.

26.03.2020 - 22:29 [ The Hill ]

Space Force launches first mission

The U.S. Space Force conducted its first launch Thursday, sending a military communications satellite into orbit. At 4:18 p.m., a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

19.02.2020 - 02:38 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

LIVE: Ariane rocket launches two telecommunications satellites from French Guiana

The Ariane 5 rocket will carry the JCSAT17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and the GEOKOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

14.03.2019 - 22:05 [ Reuters ]

Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

The Soyuz MS-12 took off at 1914 GMT, as planned, and is due to bring Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch to the International Space Station around eight hours later.

21.02.2019 - 20:00 [ TASS ]

Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with Egyptsat-A satellite blasts off from Baikonur spaceport

The EgyptSat-A Earth’s remote sensing satellite was developed by the Russian Energia Space Rocket Corporation instead of the EgyptSat-2 vehicle that went out of order in 2015

13.02.2019 - 04:21 [ Xinhuanet ]

China improves Long March-6 rocket for growing commercial launches

n January, the China Great Wall Industry Corporation, affiliated with the CASTC, signed a multiple launch services agreement with Satellogic to use the Long March-6 and the Long March-2 rockets to launch 90 satellites for a private Argentine company in the coming years.

The first 13 satellites will be delivered later this year. It will be the first time for the Long March-6 to provide launch services for an international user.

09.12.2018 - 22:38 [ Spaceflight Now ]

Delta 4-Heavy countdown aborted moments before launch

A dramatic automatic abort 7.5 seconds before the planned liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket Saturday night kept the towering launcher on the pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, with a top secret spy payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

11.10.2018 - 17:23 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

*REFEED* Roscomos shows Soyuz MS-10 crew arriving in Baikonur

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were on board the spacecraft, which was scheduled to dock to the International Space Station (ISS) later in the day.

11.10.2018 - 17:11 [ SciNews / Youtube ]

#SoyuzMS10: Soyuz MS-10 launch failure

A Soyuz-FG rocket launched the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with International Space Station Expedition 57-58 crew members, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08:40 UTC (14:40 local time). Due to a booster error, the spacecraft entered a ballistic descend and the crew landed in Kazakhstan. Credits: NASA/Roscosmos

05.10.2018 - 01:59 [ Trend.az ]

„Polonez“ rocket complex to further strengthen Azerbaijan’s military potential

“Azerbaijan is a solvent country, and this is evident also in the field of military cooperation. Azerbaijan recently bought the new “Polonez” complex. This system is very important for Belarus. Azerbaijan has actually become that important first country which opened for this system a way to access the world arms market,“ Shevtsov said.

06.05.2018 - 17:05 [ i24news.tv ]

Hamas says Gaza explosion that killed six caused by Israeli ‘spy device’

The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group, first said that several of its members were killed while attempting to dismantle an unexploded rocket from the 2014 war with Israel.