Tag: Atlas V

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch Delayed to July 22

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch has been delayed to July 22 due to contaminations concerns as the final encapsulation process was underway at the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Space Coast. “NASA and United Launch Alliance are now targeting Wednesday, July 22, for launch of the Mars 2020 mission due to

ULA Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal of Atlas V Rocket for NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL – The joint United Launch Alliance and NASA launch team completed the critical launch countdown Wet Dress Rehearsal or WDR demonstration test Monday afternoon – thereby achieving a major milestone towards liftoff of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover a month from now on the firms venerable Atlas V rocket. It was a beautiful sunny

Dreadful Weather Delays Back-to-Back Ultra-Rare ULA and SpaceX Launches from Florida Space Coast: Photos

For Space Upclose.com and RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Absolutely dreadful weather forced a scrub to this mornings (May 16) Atlas V liftoff and thereby delayed the back-to-back double header of ultra-rare and exciting rocket launches slated for this weekend by a day each by rocket makers ULA and SpaceX respectively from the Florida Space Coast –

Boeing to Fly 2nd Uncrewed Starliner Orbital Test Flight for NASA

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Following the problem plagued maiden launch of Boeing’s Starliner astronaut crew capsule in December, the company announced they will fly a second uncrewed test flight to verify the space taxi is safe and reliable enough to be entrusted to launch NASA astronauts in the future to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing

Final Ultrasecure AEHF Military Comsat Launches on Atlas V on 1st US Space Force Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – The sixth and final satellite in a constellation of critical and ultra secure military communications satellites for the nations warfighters – namely the Advanced Extremely High Frequency- 6 (AEHF-6) comsat – streaked to geostationary orbit Thursday afternoon March 26 on the venerable Atlas V on the first mission for

Nine Finalists Selected for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Naming Contest

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After conducting a nationwide contest where kindergarten through 12th grade students across the United States submitted essays to “Name the Rover” NASA has selected 9 candidate names as finalists “to come up with a fitting name for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover.” The nine candidate names were selected from over 28,000 essays submitted after

NASA Mars 2020 Rover Arrives at Kennedy Space Center Launch Base for July Blastoff

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida launch base for final processing ahead of blastoff slated for July – after departing the only home she has ever known and where she was lovingly created by engineers working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The

Solar Orbiter Streaks to Space on ULA Atlas V to Explore Sun’s Polar Region and Space Weather: Photos

ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission to study the Sun streaks to space atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 11:03 p.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2020 – in this long duration exposure taken from the roof of NASA’s iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) with photographers in the foreground. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com