Tag: Kennedy Space Center

Spectacular Sunset Launch for 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy of 2023 Sends US Military Satellites to Space: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  A SpaceX Falcon Heavy sprang to life at the golden hour Sunday evening, Jan. 15, roaring skyward at  the golden hour on the first flight of the powerful triple stick rocket in 2023 from Florida’s Space Coast, on a  mission sending several national security payloads including relay and research satellites to

SpaceX Delays 1st Falcon Heavy Launch of 2023 to Jan. 15 with Space Force Military Payloads: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Minutes after going vertical at pad 39A at lunchtime Saturday, Jan. 14, SpaceX suddenly delayed the weekend liftoff of their triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket by 24 hours from Saturday evening to Sunday evening Jan. 15, from Florida’s Space Coast, the company announced in a cryptic tweet Saturday afternoon for the

Successful Test Fire Paves Path to 1st SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of 2023 on Jan. 14 for Space Force: Photos

TITUSVILLE/PLAYALINDA BEACH, FL –  SpaceX conducted a successful lunchtime static fire test of their triple stick Falcon Heavy rocket standing vertical and headless minus the nose cone on the launch pad, Tuesday, Jan 10, rumbling across the Space Coast and paving the path towards the first launch of the mammoth vehicle in 2023 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Record Breaking 15th Time on Starlink Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM SPACE VIEW PARK/TITUSVILLE, FL – SpaceX successfully launched its fleet leading Falcon 9 for a record breaking 15th time Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17, carrying the next tranche of Starlink broadband internet satellites to orbit from Florida’s Space Coast into heavily overcast Sunshine State skies The heavy payload of 54 Starlink satellites on the 4-37 mission blasted

Spectacular Sunset Launch and Cape Landing on 1st SpaceX Mission for OneWeb Competitor: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, LAUNCH COMPLEX 34, FL – SpaceX staged an absolutely spectacular sunset KSC launch and Cape landing for their global connectivity competitor OneWeb, Thursday, Dec. 8 on the first of three commercial missions under contract for the Space Coast with satellites built on the Space Coast just outside the gates of NASA’s Kennedy

Orion Capsule Captures Stunning Imagery of Tortured Lunar Surface Terrain During 1st Close Flyby: Mosaics

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA’s Orion Artemis 1 spacecraft captured stunning up close imagery of the tortured lunar surface terrain during the unpiloted vehicles 1st close flyby orbiting around the Moon’s far side on Flight Day 6 of the test flight mission on 21 Nov. 2022. I’ve created a trio of up close lunar mosaics from

Orion Reaches Farthest Distance and Halfway Mark on Artemis 1 Mission Snaping Stunning Selfie with Earth and Moon

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft reached the farthest distance from Earth it will travel during the groundbreaking Artemis 1 mission — while also reaching the halfway mark of the flight during Flight Day 13, on Monday, Nov. 28 of the 25.5 day long test flight. The spacecraft also captured stunning imagery of Earth and the

Orion Enters Distant Retrograde Orbit Around Moon with Critical Engine Burn

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –NASA’s Orion crew capsule entered its a distant retrograde orbit (DRO) trajectory around the Moon after completing a critical thruster firing on Friday afternoon, Nov. 25, of the main engine required for lunar orbit insertion on Flight Day 10 of the 25.5-day long Artemis 1 unpiloted test flight mission. Orion’s Orbital Maneuvering

NASA’s Orion Completes Outbound Powered Lunar Flyby Firing with Luscious Lookbacks to Earth and Moon

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s new era of Artemis exploration continues gathering momentum as the unpiloted Orion crew capsule successfully completed its  outbound powered flyby (OPF) engine burn Monday morning, Nov. 21 and made its closest flyby of the Moon – keeping the human space vehicle and Artemis 1 mission precisely on track for targeting