Month: February 2019

Israeli Lunar Lander Suffers Computer Reset Cancelling Thruster Maneuver

Israeli Beresheet moon lander mission timeline and trajectory. Credit: SpaceIL/IAI Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM — 26 February 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Isreal’s first moon mission ‘Beresheet’ suffered a computer glitch Monday evening Feb 25 forcing cancellation of its second planned orbit raising thruster firing maneuver as it continues on its current orbit to reach the Moon in about

We are GO for the Moon ! SpaceX Falcon 9 Roars to Orbit with Israeli Lunar Lander and Indonesian Comsat: Photos

Long duration streak shot of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 1st launch of 2019 from Florida Space Coast delivering Nusantara Satu communications satellite to Earth orbit for Indonesia and the privately funded Beresheet moon launder on lunar trajectory for Israel after Feb 21, 2019 nighttime liftoff at 8:45 PM EST from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,

Mr. Steven Practices Fairing Recovery, Sets Sail with OCISLY Droneship to Snatch Nose Cones and Spent Falcon Booster after SpaceX Feb 21 Launch: Photos

Giant trampoline like ‘fishnet’ attached to four massive arms onto SpaceX’s nose cone catching ship named Mr. Steven docked in Port Canaveral, FL as crew practices scooping up a payload fairing half with the secondary net Feb 19, 2019.  The giant net will try to catch falling payload fairings with a giant catchers mitt mid-air before they are damaged by

1st Cape Canaveral Launch of 2019 Targets Feb 21 Night Blastoff of SpaceX Falcon 9: Watch Live

The Nusantara Satu spacecraft is equipped with two rideshare payloads, the Beresheet lunar lander and the U.S. Air Force S5 experimental satellite as it is readied for encapsulation inside the SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Launch is slated for Feb. 21, 2019 from Space Launch Complex-40.  Credit: SSL Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM

U.S. Air Force Awards $739 million Launch Contracts to ULA and SpaceX

Long exposure streak shot of a ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 missile tracking surveillance satellite for the U.S. Air Force after lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-41 at 7:48 p.m.  EST, Jan. 19, 2018.   Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM — 19 February 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  The

SpaceX Files Protest Against Lucy Mission Launch Contract Award to ULA

File photo of ULA Atlas V rocket poised for launch from Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Jan. 19, 2018. NASA has selected Atlas V to launch the Lucy probe on the 1st mission to Jupiter’s unexplored Trojan asteroids.   Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM — 17 February 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX