Launch XP VA253
Arianespace has introduced an exciting new way to enjoy its flights while respecting social distancing rules: Launch XP. This innovative experience allows customers and other participants to watch the mission unfold from a virtual control room – where they also are privy to commentary, interviews, payload profiles and more. Launch XP was utilized for the first time with our latest Ariane 5 flight that orbited Galaxy 30, the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 and BSAT-4b. The second Launch XP virtual experience will accompany Arianespace’s next flight from the Spaceport in French Guiana, a November mission that will orbit Spain’s SEOSAT-Ingenio high-resolution optical imaging platform and the French Taranis microsatellite, in partnership with CNES, ESA and Avio. Special thanks to Maxar Technologies, the Launch XP event sponsor for Flight VA253.
60 Starlink satellites deployed in amazing view from space
SpaceX deployed 60 new internet-providing Starlink satellites shortly after launch on Oct. 24, 2020. -- Story: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, lands rocket at sea in 2nd flight this week: https://www.space.com/spacex-launches-60-starlink-15-satellites Credit: SpaceX
Inside KSC! for Oct. 23, 2020
NASA’s mobile launcher was once again on the move. The structure that will carry the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft for Artemis I traveled to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39B atop crawler transporter-2. During the mobile launcher’s two-week stay at the pad, engineers will perform several tasks, including a timing test to validate the launch team’s countdown timeline. Under the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024. NASA has awarded a Houston company approximately $47 million for a very important Moon mission. Intuitive Machines will deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
Landing & Return of Manned Soyuz MS-16 Back To Earth
Russian Soyuz commander and cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin, Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy have spent over 6 months in Space since their launch in April and will touch down at 02:58 UTC, October 22nd 2020 - coverage begins 01:30 UTC.
NASA tested lunar landing tech on a Blue Origin New Shepard test flight
The latest flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket featured lunar landing technology testing. -- Watch the launch: https://www.space.com/blue-origin-new-shepard-ns13-launch-success Credit: NASA
SpaceX is targeting Sunday, October 18 at 8:25 a.m. EDT, 12:25 UTC, for its fourteenth Starlink mission, which will launch 60 Starlink satellites to orbit. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and a backup opportunity is available on Monday, October 19 at 8:06 a.m. EDT, 12:06 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission to the International Space Station, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and three Starlink missions this year. 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. Falcon 9’s fairing halves each previously supported two missions.
Touchdown! SpaceX lands booster for 6th time after launching Starlink 13 mission
SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage landed on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 18, 2020 shortly after launching 60 Starlink satellites. It was the sixth launch and landing for this particular SpaceX rocket first stage. -- Full Story: https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-satellites-launch-rocket-landing-oct-18-2020 Credit: SpaceX
How do you Escape from an Exploding rocket? - Launch Escape Systems
Get Readly with 1 month FREE here: https://gb.readly.com/2020-curiousdroid Ever wondered what might happen if a rocket developed a problem on the launchpad or the launch and how the crew might escape. Well that something which has been used ever since the very first manned mission and continues to evolve with the latest planned Artemis missions to the moon and by SpaceX, Blue Origin and Boeing. In this video we look at the Launch Escape Systems. This video is sponsored by Readly
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Watch Three New Crew Members Launch to the International Space Station
Tune in LIVE as three space travelers launch to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1:45 a.m. EDT. Astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA, and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will lift off aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft for a two-orbit, three-hour journey to dock to the orbiting laboratory. Live coverage of the launch begins at 12:45 a.m. EDT. This is the second trip to space for both Rubins and Ryzhikov, and the first for Kud-Sverchkov. During their six-month mission, they will welcome SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).
Watch Blue Origin test a landing system for NASA with their New Shepard rocket!
NASA has partnered with Blue Origin and will put their new technology on the booster stage in order to test it in hopes that it will be suitable enough to be used a quarter of a million miles away on the Moon. This will be another short, suborbital flight out of Blue Origin’s private facility on Corn Ranch located in West Texas, United States of America. Want to learn more?!? Read our Prelaunch Preview - https://everydayastronaut.com/ns-13-new-shepard/ -------------------------- Want to support what I do? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter for access to exclusive livestreams, our discord channel and subreddit! - http://patreon.com/everydayastronaut Or become a YouTube member for some bonus perks as well! - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q/join The best place for all your space merch needs!
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Blastoff! China launches Gaofen-13 Earth observation satellite
A Chinese Long March-3B rocket launched the Gaofen-13 Earth observation satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China on Oct. 11, 2020. Credit: Space.com / footage courtesy: China Central Television / produced & edited by [Steve Spaleta](http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)
Gaofen 13 Launch Live Stream
China is targeting 17:00 on 10/11/2020 UTC for liftoff of their Long March 3B/E rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China. The rocket will carry Gaofen 13, a Chinese communications satellite, into a geostationary orbit around the Earth. Click here to see liftoff time/date in your timezone: https://tinyurl.com/gaofen13-1 This is a mirror of multiple unofficial broadcasts, which will be linked in a pinned comment once live coverage conclude. As such, LC-123 cannot license this footage for commercial use. LC-123 is NOT affiliated with the Chinese government in any way. Thumbnail image from Everyday Astronaut's prelaunch preview. Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/TsCdfAy
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Prelaunch Preparations for the Next Space Station Crew on This Week @NASA – October 9, 2020
Prelaunch preparations for the next space station crew, science, technology and other cargo arrive at the station, and an update on an upcoming commercial crew flight … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Prelaunch%20Preparations%20for%20the%20Next%20Space%20Station%20Crew%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]
Inside KSC! for Oct. 9, 2020
NASA’s Orion Program Manager Catherine Koerner, along with KSC senior managers from Orion, Lockheed Martin and EGS, recently visited Kennedy Space Center. They toured the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay, where they viewed Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I and II missions. They also toured the Multi-Payload Processing Facility and the Launch Abort System Facility, where hardware for Artemis I and II are being processed. Engineers and technicians are completing assembly work inside the Space Station Processing Facility, on flight hardware for the Mass Spectrometer Observing Lunar Operations. MSolo, is a commercial off-the shelf mass spectrometer modified to work in space and will be an instrument on the agency’s first mission as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services.
Pléiades Neo set for launch in early 2021
The first two Pléiades Neo satellites are qualified and ready for launch – despite covid challenges and in line with what we promised four years ago. They are in final preparation for their departure to the Guyana Space Centre, with launch now planned with Vega, in early 2021. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2020/10/pliades-neo-set-for-launch-in-early-2021.html
On Monday, October 5 at 7:51 a.m. EDT, 11:51 UTC, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s first flight to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts onboard and the ANASIS-II mission. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. One of Falcon 9’s fairing halves supported two previous Starlink launches. The Starlink satellites deployed approximately 1 hour and 1 minute after liftoff. Earlier this week, emergency responders in Washington State shared their experience using Starlink. In the wake of the wildfires that devastated areas of the state in August, first responders there have been using the service for their purposes and to help bring the residents of Malden internet service while they rebuild their community. Malden is located about 35 miles south of Spokane, Washington, which falls within the northern latitudes our satellites currently service. The way emergency responders deployed Starlink in this context is representative of how Starlink works best—in remote or rural areas where internet connectivity is unavailable. Our Starlink network is still in its early stages, but as our network grows our coverage will grow as well. If you would like to receive updates on Starlink news and service availability in your area, please visit starlink.com.
Spacesuits for the Next Explorers- Preview Trailer 2: “It’s a Great Job!”
NASA is building new spacesuits for missions on the Moon. These voyages will require astronauts to stay longer on the lunar surface than the previous Apollo lunar missions. A new generation of engineers is using the latest technology to make spacesuit life support the best it ever has been, providing greater safety and flexibility for the astronauts. What’s it like working on the life support of a spacesuit? Find out with this preview of “Spacesuits for the Next Explorers” a new full feature video coming soon.
'SS Kalpana Chawla' Cygnus spacecraft captured by station station
The Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-14 'SS Kalpana Chawla' spacecraft was captured by the International Space Station's robotic arm on Oct. 5, 2020. The spacecraft was named after NASA astronaut, and first woman of Indian origin to fly in space, Kalpana Chawla. She died when the Space Shuttle Columbia burned up during re-entry in Feb. 2003. -- Full Story: https://www.space.com/cygnus-cargo-spacecraft-ng-14-arrives-space-station Watch Cygnus launch: https://www.space.com/nasa-space-toilet-launches-on-antares-cygnus-ng-14 Credit: NASA
To Many Scrubs - Space Force Threats
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Blastoff! Cygnus spacecraft (with new space toilet) launches to space station
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship, named SS Kalpana Chawla, launched to the International Space Station from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia on Oct. 2, 2020. It is carrying nearly 4 tons of NASA cargo. -- Antares rocket launches new astronaut toilet and more to space station for NASA: https://www.space.com/nasa-space-toilet-launches-on-antares-cygnus-ng-14 Credit: NASA