Month: June 2019

24 Science Satellites Streak to Orbit on Spectacular 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy Night Launch: Photos

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites as part of the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission streaks to orbit from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 2:30 a.m. EDT in this 10 minute long duration single frame image. Credit: Ken Kremer/ Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM –

3rd SpaceX Falcon Heavy Poised for 1st Nighttime Launch June 24 with 24 Research Satellites for USAF, NASA, NOAA: Watch Live

Stunning blastoff of triple barreled SpaceX Falcon Heavy on April 11, 2019 at 6:35 PM ET from Launch Complex-39A at the Kennedy Space Center, FL carrying the Arabsat-6A telecommunications satellite to Earth orbit, on 1st commercial launch of Falcon Heavy.  From my remote camera placed at pad 39a.  Launch of the 3rd Falcon Heavy on STP-2 mission for the U.S.

NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover Gets Mast and Wheels: Photos

Members of NASA’s Mars 2020 project take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover. The image was taken on June 5, 2019, in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility’s High Bay 1 clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 14 June 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL

Orion Artemis 1 Service Module Completes Acoustic Tests, Solar Wings Installed

Orion’s European built service module for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission completed acoustic testing inside the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 25, 2019.  Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux    Ken Kremer — & RocketSTEM – 12 June 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The European-built service module for NASA’s Orion crew spacecraft has completed acoustic