Author: Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

High Throughput SES-12 Comsat for Asia Ready for Blastoff On 1st ‘Flight-Proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 Amalgam June 4: Watch Live

SES-12 comsat poised for liftoff under gloomy dismal rain drenched skies atop SpaceX  Falcon 9 poised for midnight Monday liftoff 12:29 am ET June 4, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   3 June 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – The massively large and powerful, high throughput SES-12 commercial communications

SpaceX Launch of SES-12 Comsat Delayed to June 4 to Run Additional Rocket Tests

SES-9 comsat poised for liftoff on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, in this file photo. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   31 May 2018 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – SpaceX has delayed the planned midnight Friday June 1 launch of the SES-12 commercial communications satellite on the firms workhorse

Key Instrument on NOAA’s Advanced New GOES-17 Weather Observatory Suffers Serious Anomaly

The NOAA/NASA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), or GOES-17, is being processed in the clean room at Astrotech Space Operations, in Titusville, FL, prior to launch on a ULA Atlas V on Mar. 1, 2018.  GOES-S belongs to new constellation of America’s most advanced weather satellites. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   28 May 2018 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,

Bangabandhu-1 Liftoff on Revamped SpaceX Falcon 9: Gallery

Liftoff of Bangabandhu-1 geostationary communications satellite for nation of Bangladesh on 1st new and improved Block 5 version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 11, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida – as seen from the pad perimeter. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   27 May

Cygnus Cargo Freighter Arrives at Space Station with 3 Tons of Cargo, CubeSats and Cold Atom Science Lab

This view taken from inside the Cupola shows the Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-9 space freighter approaching its capture point about 10 meters from the International Space Station where it was grappled with the Canadarm2 robotic arm on May 24, 2018.  Credit: NASA Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   24 May 2018 WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Following a spectacular predawn launch

Awesome Antares Aims for Space and Soars for Space Station with Fiery Fury from Virginia Shore: Gallery

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket blasts off with Cygnus OA-9 spacecraft from Pad 0A at 4:44 a.m. EDT Monday, May 21, 2018 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver 3.7 tons of research, food and gear – in this remote camera view from the launch pad. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/SpaceUpClose.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   22 May 2018 WALLOPS FLIGHT

Orbital ATK Antares Rocket Streaks to Orbit with 3 Tons of NASA Research Bound for Space Station after Stunning Nighttime Virginia Launch: Photos

Orbital ATK Antares rocket streaks to orbit punching in and out of low, thick cloud layer in the long exposure image of the Cygnus OA-9 cargo freighter launch at 4:44 a.m. May 21, 2018 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia with 3.7 tons of science and hardware bound for the International Space Station (ISS).  Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/SpaceUpClose.com Ken Kremer 

Antares Goes Vertical, Cygnus Cargo Freighter Poised for Nighttime Liftoff May 21 – Photos: Watch Live

Orbital ATK Antares rocket goes vertical on pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility for the OA-9 cargo mission launch to the ISS targeted for May 21, 2018 night launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT. Credit: Ken Kremer/SpaceUpClose.com/kenkremer.com Ken Kremer  —   SpaceUpClose.com  —   20 May 2018 WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket has gone vertical with the Cygnus cargo freighter bound for the International Space