Month: August 2019

Last Single Stick Delta IV Blasts off with USAF GPS Satellite: Photos

Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 23 Aug 2019 Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida and Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight

NASA Taps Marshall to Lead Artemis Human Lander Development

On Aug. 16, 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will lead the Human Landing System Program. Bridenstine was joined by Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee. NASA will rapidly develop the lander for safely carrying the first woman and the next man to

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Celebrates 2 Trips Around Sun on Year 1 Anniversary

Parker Solar Probe’s WISPR instrument saw the solar wind streaming past during the spacecraft’s first solar encounter in November 2018.  Credits: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 17 August 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is celebrating the completion of two very productive solar orbit trips around the sun on the Year

Sierra Nevada Corp. Selects ULA Vulcan to Launch Dream Chaser Cargo Missions for NASA to ISS

ULA Vulcan Centaur rocket will launch Sierra Nevada Corporation Dream Chaser on cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station in this artists concept. Credit: ULA/ Sierra Nevada Corporation Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 14 August 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced today, Aug 14, the selection of the United Launch Alliance (ULA)

ULA Atlas V Roars to Orbit with Air Force AEHF-5 Relay Satellite for American Troops Generating ‘Space Jellyfish’: Gallery

Streaking to Orbit and generating a ‘space jellyfish’: United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency AEHF-5 jam resistant military communications satellite for the USAF blasts off at twilights dawn to GTO in this wide angle fisheye photo on Aug. 8, 2019 at 6:13 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,

Otherworldly ‘Space Jellyfish’ Spawned by ULA Awesome Atlas V Sunrise Streak to Orbit with Air Force AEHF-5 Comsat: Photos/Videos

Streaking to Orbit: United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency AEHF-5 jam resistant military communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force blasts off at twilights dawn to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) in this long duration exposure photo on Aug. 8, 2019 at 6:13 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,

ULA Atlas V Poised for Twilight Liftoff with Nuclear Hardened AEHF-5 Milcomsat for US Air Force: Watch Live

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the AEHF-5 milcomsat for the U.S. Air Force is poised for twilight liftoff to GTO on Aug. 8, 2019 at 5:44 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on a national security mission. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 7 August 2019 CAPE

Awesome Blastoff for Israeli-owned AMOS-17 after Awful Weather Subsides for SpaceX Falcon 9: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying AMOS 17 comsat mission for Spacecom launches at 7:23 p.m. EDT Aug 6, 2019 from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 6 August 2019 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – After day long threats of awful Space Coast weather and uncertainty

2 Rockets Rollout and Rise at Space Coast for Rare Rapid Fire Back to Back ‘Rocket n’ Roll ‘Blastoffs from SpaceX and ULA: Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying AMOS 17 comsat mission for Spacecom rises at 745 a.m. ET Aug 6, 2019 at Space Launch Complex 40 ahead of launch Aug. 6 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer — SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 6 August 2019 TITUSVILLE/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Its ‘Rocket n’ Roll’ time on Florida’s

Two Florida Space Coast Launches on Tap this Week from SpaceX and ULA: Sequence TBD

This 1st stage booster has been refurbished for relaunch for the 3rd time for the AMOS-17 comsat in Aug. 2019. The recovered/droneship landed SpaceX Falcon 9 1st stage from Es’hail-2 launch in Nov. 2018 is readied for shipment on wheeled transporter back to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.  Dramatically backdropped by NASA’s iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in this overhead