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Inside KSC! for Feb. 21, 2020
NASA's Mars 2020 rover has arrived at Kennedy Space Center, where it's being readied for its upcoming launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket. Also, Kennedy employees celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 18 with special guest speaker James Jennings, former NASA associate administrator for Institutions and Management and the former deputy director of the Florida spaceport.
Arianespace Flight VA252 – Successful Ariane 5 Launch
Arianespace has successfully launched two satellites with an Ariane 5 on behalf of the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. This was the third Arianespace mission so far in 2020, all successful, with three more launches coming up in March. With this mission, which is dedicated to space-based communications and environmental monitoring in Asia, Arianespace reaffirms its strength in the export market and once again contributes to a better life on Earth. On Tuesday, February 18 at 22:18 UTC (Universal Time Coordinates), Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America): JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).
Arianespace TV VA252 Official Speeches
ARIANESPACE ORBITS TWO SATELLITES – JCSAT-17 AND GEO- KOMPSAT-2B – TO SUPPORT CONNECTIVITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN ASIA
Arianespace has successfully launched two satellites with an Ariane 5 on behalf of the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute.
This was the third Arianespace mission so far in 2020, all successful, with three more launches coming up in March. With this mission, which is dedicated to space-based communications and environmental monitoring in Asia, Arianespace reaffirms its strength in the export market and once again contributes to a better life on Earth.ince its creation in 1980 as the world's first commercial space transportation company, Arianespace has led the launch services industry with many operational firsts and numerous record-setting missions.
Arianespace Flight VA252 – JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B (EN)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMF7FPLt6tA For its third flight of 2020, Arianespace will orbit two telecommunications satellites using an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center: JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY
Perfect JSAT Corporation; and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). With this mission dedicated to space applications for telecommunications and environment monitoring, Arianespace once again contributes to the improvement of life on Earth. Flight VA252 will be performed from Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA 3) in Kourou, French Guiana. Liftoff is planned on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, as early as possible within the following launch
- Between 5:18 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Washington, D.C. time,
- Between 7:18 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. Kourou, French Guiana time,
- Between 22:18 and 23:20 Universal time (UTC),
- Between 11:18 p.m. and 12:20 a.m. Paris time, in the night of February 18 to 19,
- Between 07:18 a.m. and 08:20 a.m. Japan time, in the morning of February 19,
- Between 07:18 a.m. and 08:20 a.m. Korea time, in the morning of February 19.
Cygnus cargo spacecraft captured by Space Station in time-lapse video
The Northrup Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft was captured by the International Space Station's robotic arm on Feb. 18, 2020. -- Cygnus cargo ship delivers cheese, candy and science gear to space station astronauts: https://www.space.com/cygnus-ng-13-cargo-ship-space-station-arrival.html Credit: NASA / mash mix by Space.com's Steve Spaleta (http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)
SpaceX is targeting Monday, February 17 at 10:05 a.m. EST, or 15:05 UTC, for its fifth launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. A backup launch opportunity is available on Tuesday, February 18 at 9:42 a.m. EST, or 14:42 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage previously launched the CRS-17 mission in May 2019, the CRS-18 mission in July 2019, and the JCSAT-18/Kacific1 mission in December 2019. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 45 minutes after liftoff, SpaceX’s two fairing recovery vessels, “Ms. Tree” and “Ms. Chief,” will attempt to recover the two fairing halves.
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Northrop Grumman Antares and Cygnus Launch to the International Space Station
Watch a cargo spacecraft lift off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on a resupply mission to the International Space Station! 🚀 On Sat., Feb. 15 at 3:21 p.m. EST, Northrop Grumman's 13th commercial resupply services mission launched on a resupply mission to the station. A previous launch attempt on Feb. 9 was scrubbed after off-nominal readings from a ground support sensor. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft, loaded with approximately 7,500 pounds of research, supplies and hardware, lifted off atop an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This Cygnus spacecraft is named the S.S. Robert H. Lawrence in honor of the first African American to be selected as an astronaut.
Inside KSC! for Feb. 14, 2020
Solar Orbiter has officially begun its seven-year mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 9 at 11:03 p.m. Also, NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana discussed accomplishments and looked ahead to the agency's bright future during an employee event held at the Florida spaceport.
NASA's SLS Core Stage Arrives at Stennis Space Center
The first flight core stage for NASA’s new Space Launch System vehicle arrived at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Jan. 12 and was rolled out from the Pegasus barge at the B-2 Test Stand. NASA installed the first flight core stage for its new Space Launch System rocket in the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. Learn more at https://www.spacetv.net/nasa-sls-space-launch-system/ Credit: NASA Stennis
Super Speedy Spacecraft
Spacecraft aren't slowpokes. But how fast could they go? Researchers are investigating a way to send a spacecraft soaring at speeds over 50,000,000 miles per hour. NASA 360 takes a look at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) study called Self-Guided Beamed Propulsion, a revolutionary system for sending spacecraft out among the stars. This early-stage propulsion concept could drastically reduce the time required for long distance missions. Self-Guided Beamed Propulsion proposes to use a column of light and particles to propel a small spacecraft to speeds over 50 million miles per hour. To learn more visit: https://go.nasa.gov/360lmoc To watch the in-depth presentation about this topic please visit the 2019 NIAC Symposium Livestream site: https://bit.ly/2O9XaJ8 This video represents a research study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. NIAC is a visionary and far-reaching aerospace program, one that has the potential to create breakthrough technologies for possible future space missions. However, such early stage technology developments may never become actual NASA missions.
See Solar Orbiter fly in rocket cam and telescope footage
Cameras aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket captured the launch and deployment of the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter on Feb. 9, 2020. About 20 hours later, the Schmidt telescope at Calar Alto, Spain was used to captured footage of it in the night sky. -- Solar Orbiter launches on historic mission to study the sun's poles: https://www.space.com/solar-orbiter-atlas-v-rocket-launch-success.html Credit: United Launch Alliance / ESA / mash mix by Space.com's Steve Spaleta (http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)
Solar Orbiter launch highlights
Highlights from the preparation and liftoff of ESA’s Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter. Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET) on 10 February 2020. An ESA-led mission with strong NASA participation, Solar Orbiter carries a set of ten instruments for imaging the surface of the Sun and studying the environment in its vicinity. The spacecraft will travel around the Sun on an elliptical orbit that will take it as close as 42 million km away from the Sun’s surface, about a quarter of the distance between the Sun and Earth. The orbit will allow Solar Orbiter to see some of the never-before-imaged regions of the Sun, including the poles, and shed new light on what gives rise to solar wind, which can affect infrastructure on Earth. More about Solar Orbiter: https://www.esa.int/solarorbiter ★ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/ESAsubscribe and click twice on the bell button to receive our notifications. Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/SpaceInVideos
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NASA's 2021 Budget Proposal Fully Funds Orion and SLS
The Orion capsule and behemoth Space Launch System rocket will be fully funded in 2021 if NASA's budget proposal is approved by Congress. NASA chief Jim Bridenstine talked about the capsule and rocket on Feb. 10, 2019. Credit: NASA
Solar Orbiter Three Tracking Camera Views - Full Moon 4K 02-09-2020
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Interview with Solar Orbiter Program Manager Cesar Garcia
Solar Orbiter Program Manager Cesar Garcia discusses the launch and talks about what is next for the spacecraft.
Post Solar Orbiter Launch Interview with Tim Dunn
Joshua Santora, NASA Communications, talks with NASA Launch Manager Tim Dunn after the successful launch of the Solar Orbiter Sunday evening from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Solar Orbiter Launch to Spot the Sun
Get ready for liftoff to the Sun! 🚀 Solar Orbiter, a collaboration between European Space Agency and NASA, is launching Sunday, Feb. 9, to study the inner workings of our nearest star. Tune in for launch coverage starting at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 to see liftoff, currently targeted for 11:03 p.m. EST. More info: https://go.nasa.gov/2SiKpNn