Tag: Atlas V

ULA Delays Atlas V Launch of NRO Spysat To Resolve Technical Issues After Rollout: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  United Launch Alliance (ULA) called off their planned Election Day launch of a clandestine surveillance satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to resolve technical issues impacting and potentially damaging the payload’s environmental control system umbilicals that likely arose from powerfully high winds buffeting the rocket and launch pad

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Set for Sampling Attempt at Asteroid Bennu Oct. 20: Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set for the first sampling attempt at Asteroid Bennu targeted to happen Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 20 – after a four year journey from Earth and arriving in orbit 2 years ago for detailed science imaging, spectroscopy, analysis and site selection! This is NASA’s first asteroid sample

NASA, Boeing Target Dec. 2020 to Fly 2nd Uncrewed Starliner Orbital Test Flight to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  As the Boeing team continues to implement hardware and software changes recommended by the joint review team, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is targeting no earlier than Dec. 2020 for launch of a 2nd uncrewed test flight of the firms Boeing CST-100 astronaut space taxi to the International Space Station.  “The Commercial Crew Program

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Recharges Batteries, Perseverance Completes 1st Course Correction

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Its been a busy start for NASA’s $2.7 Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission to the Red Planet with a duo of major activities accomplished since blasting off from the Florida Space Coast on July 30. One week into its seven-month interplanetary journey to Mars NASA’s Ingenuity Mars

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launches to the Red Planet in Search of Life: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s $2.7 Billion Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launched today on a 300 million mile (500 million km) interplanetary journey atop a powerful United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket under picture perfect skies from the Florida Space Coast to the Red Planet where she will rove an ancient

We Persevere: Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Video

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA has released a new promotional video about NASA’s next Mission to Mars – the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The video is titled “We Persevere”. Video Caption:   NASA’s next Mars rover has a name – Perseverance. Like every exploration mission before, our rover is going to face challenges, and it’s going to