Remembering Owen Garriott (W5LFL) Via ISS SSTV

ARISS has planned a special commemorative Slow-scan television event to honor Owen Garriott, W5LFL this week from August 1st to the 4th. During this time we will be able to receive a set of twelve images dedicated to the memory of Mr. Garriott and his accomplishments regarding amateur radio in space. ARISS plans to commemorate […]

Falcon Heavy Launch Rescheduled for Today After Delays Due to Upper-Level Winds

All systems and weather are currently go ahead of tonight’s Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A from Pad 39A; launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC → — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 11, 2019 SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is back on track for a launch at 22:35 UTC after being scrubbed yesterday due to […]

Israeli Moon Lander Fails to Land Safely on the Moon

Unfortunately earlier this afternoon, the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet which was funded and launched by the private company SpaceIL, failed to safely complete its mission of landing on the lunar surface. The crew reports during the descent stage as the final landing protocol was being carried out, the crew lost communication with the craft as its […]

SSO-A Launch Confirmed for Today at 18:32 UTC

Over on twitter, SpaceX has just announced that the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SSO-A mission has gone fully vertical as of last night. The weater and conditions remain acceptable for todays launch window at 18:32 UTC. Falcon 9 and Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express went vertical last night on SpaceX’s California launch pad at Vandenberg […]

SSO-A Launch Rescheduled for December 2nd

Yesterday on Twitter, SpaceX has announced they are now targeting December 2nd for the Sun-Synchronous Orbit A spaceflight mission which was originally scheduled for November 19th, postponed for further preflight inspection, and then postponed again after being rescheduled for November 28th for high altitude wind issues. Lets all hope for a perfect launch window and […]

UPDATE: SSO-A launch postponed…AGAIN!

UPDATE: The launch window that was rescheduled for November 28th has been postponed again due to high altitude winds. Wednesday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A from Vandenberg Air Force Base is currently no-go due to extreme high-altitude winds that violate Range requirements. Vehicle and payloads are healthy. We will announce a new launch date once […]