2018-07-25 02:30:59 (edited by magurp244 2019-01-11 03:19:57)

As covered by [Arstechnica]:

T'is the season for rockets, both SpaceX and ArianeSpace are both going to be launching tormorrow on Wednesday, approximately 10 to 11 hours as of this post, with SpaceX's scheduled liftoff just 15 minutes after the Ariane 5's.

ArianeSpace will be launching from Kourou in French Guiana, over the Atlantic Ocean and will be sending four Galileo satellites into medium Earth orbit for the European Commision.

SpaceX is launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California and deploying 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, in addition to yet another Block 5 landing they've redeployed the droneship Mr. Steven with a newly equipped larger net, and will attempt to catch one half of the rockets payload fairing.

You can watch the ArianeSpace livestream [here], and the SpaceX livestream [here].

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2018-08-06 23:12:33

Considering these are happening increasingly often, I think i'm just going to post updates in a single thread from now on, heh.

As reported by [ArsTechnica]:

SpaceX is going to be launching their first used Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, which will be carrying the Merah Putih satelite in 8 hours as of this post. You can watch the livestream of the event [here].

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2018-08-08 09:37:44

wow got surprise by the name, then I realize that's for my country lol , the merah putih that is

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2018-10-08 00:01:46

As reported by [arstechnica]:

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a previously flown Block 5 Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite for Argentina’s Space Agency. This will also be the first time the booster will land at their newly completed Landing Zone 4 along the West Coast of California.

The launch begins 4 hours as of this post, you can watch the live stream [here].

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2018-11-15 02:35:02

As reported by [spaceflightnow]:

SpaceX will be launching the Es'hail 2 communications satellite with a booster that was previously used for the Tellstar 19 VANTAGE satellite on July 22. This latest launch will be from Kennedy Space Center with a scheduled landing on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You".

The live webcast will begin 20 hours as of this post, which you can watch [here].

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2018-12-02 00:31:07 (edited by magurp244 2018-12-02 12:02:12)

As reported by [wired]:

This SpaceX launch will be the first Block 5 booster launched for the third time, and will be the second largest payload with over 64 satelites from over 16 different countries deployed in orbit at once (the largest was 104 last year onboard a PSLV from India). The SSO-A rideshare mission will be launching from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California, approximately 20 hours as of this post.

You can watch the live webcast [here].

Edit: It seems the launch has suffered yet more delays, the launch is set for 32 hours from now, Dec. 3rd.

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2018-12-04 01:10:15 (edited by magurp244 2018-12-05 09:12:39)

Its turning into a busy few days for SpaceX. Following the successful Rideshare Mission and 3rd successive flight of the Block 5, another launch is scheduled for the CRS-16 Dragon resupply mission to the ISS tomorrow. The rocket will launch from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, 19 hours as of this post. In case of a delay the backup launch window is set for Dec. 5, roughly half an hour earlier.

You can watch the live webcast [here].

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2018-12-18 08:48:08 (edited by magurp244 2018-12-22 03:06:11)

As reported by [Arstechnica]:

After the [unexpected malfunction] and quasi successful landing of the CRS-16, SpaceX is doing its final launch of the year with the GPS 3 military satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This mission will use a new Falcon 9 core, and due to mission requirements will not be attempting a landing.

The web cast will start 7 hours as of this post, which you can watch [here].

edit: Due to some propellant temperature issues, the GPS 3 launch has been pushed back to the 19th, 6 hours as of this post. You can watch the new webcast [here].

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2018-12-22 03:08:02

After yet another delay for the GPS 3 SV01 Launch, the next launch window has been set for the 22nd, 12 hours as of this post.

You can watch the webcast [here].

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2018-12-22 13:33:53

I'm assuming they'll place microphones near the rockets so you can hear the external point of view.
Also, I heard that the Dream Chaser is under development, which is a much smaller version of the Space Shuttle.

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2018-12-25 04:36:53

There are microphones some distance away that pick up the sounds of the rocket launching, although for obvious reasons they can't put them too close. The launch had been pushed back yet again to the 23rd, ugh. Everything went relatively smoothly finally, for anyone that happened to miss it you can catch the replay [here].

The good news is that the crew test flights for SpaceX's Dragon Capsule is scheduled for January 2019, with Blue Origin not far behind, along with two Falcon Heavy launches tentatively scheduled for March and April. The new years going to have some interesting stuff to look forward too, heh.

I've not heard much of the Dream Chaser mini-shuttle, although it seems their moving into production with a rough launch in two years aboard an Altas 5. Be pretty interesting to see how it works out.

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2019-01-11 03:20:11

As reported by [arstechnica]:

The first flight of the year is another batch of Iridium constellation satellites, which will be launching ftom Vandenberg Air Force Base and attempting a landing on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions. There's currently a 60% chance of favorable weather, with a back up window on saturday in case of a cancellation.

You can watch the webcast [here], which starts 14 hours as of this post.

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