Tag: Space Systems Command

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

ULA ‘Big Slider’ Atlas V Rocket Delivers Twin Space Force ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Surveillance Satellites to Orbit: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  The unflown ‘Big Slider’ version of ULA’s Atlas V rocket made its maiden and lone launch and successfully delivered a twin pair of once-classified military tracking surveillance satellites that observe other already orbiting satellites akin to a ‘Neighborhood Watch’ to near-geosynchronous orbit    for the U.S. Space Force during a