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Lucy Asteroid Probe Healthy as NASA Continues to Assess Solar Array Issue

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Following a successful and flawless launch on Oct. 16, 2021 on a ULA Atlas V rocket, initial analysis of NASA’s Lucy asteroid explorer on a mission to investigate Jupiter’s heretofore unexplored Trojans showed the spacecraft was healthy, stable and systems operating well following separation from the upper

ULA Atlas V Dazzles Delivers SBIRS GEO-5 Early Missile Warning Detection Satellite to Orbit for US Space Force: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket put on a dazzling display Monday afternoon, May 18, after liftoff of the billion dollar cyber-hardened, heat detecting early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force as the 19 story rocket soared overhead into picture

ULA Retargets Atlas V Launch to May 18 after LOX Issue Scrubs Space Force Early Missile Warning Satellite: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Liftoff of the billion dollar early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force will have to wait another day after an issue with the LOX chilldown today forced a 24 hour launch scrub of the mission critical for U.S. national defense aboard a

Spectacular Soar to Orbit for ULA Delta IV Heavy with Clandestine NRO Spysat After Many Delays: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Spectators gushed at the spectacular nighttime soar to orbit of a triple barreled United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket hosting a clandestine spy satellite payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Thursday, Dec. 10, from Florida’s spaceport after 3 months of numerous delays for a

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

4th Space Coast Scrub This Week as SpaceX Falcon 9 Aborts Launch Last Moment for GPS Navigation Satellite: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – It was just not to be. Space Coast ‘Scrubitis’ continues ! Continuing an unlucky string, 4 in a row launch scrubs happened this week on the Florida Space Coast by America’s premier rocket builders SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) as yet another SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aborted liftoff

Florida Space Coast Afflicted by ‘Scrubitis’ with Endless Scrubs after 2 Last Moment Aborts by ULA and SpaceX Just 9 Hours Apart: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – The Florida Space Coast continues to be afflicted by a possibly unprecedentedly bad case of ‘scrubitis’ – with near endless rocket scrubs for America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX aborting 2 launches moments before liftoff today just over 9 hours apart –

Continuing Poor Weather Scrubs 2 Space Coast Launches by SpaceX and ULA Just 13 Hours Apart, NRO Spysat Reset to late Sept. 29: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Continuing a string of bad luck the past few days harkening back to the endless repetitive time-loop dream ala ‘Groundhog Day’  the trio of back to back Space Coast rocket launches that had planned to light up the Central Florida skies reset to start just past midnight Monday morning from America’s

3 Space Coast Rocket Launches Reshuffled Again Puts SpaceX in the Lead Sept. 28 After ULA Delays Delta IV Heavy: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In what seems like an endless repetitive time-loop dream ala ‘Groundhog Day’  the trio of back to back Space Coast rocket launches that had planned to light up the Central Florida skies starting this Sunday morning from America’s two premier rocket makers United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX over the next