Watch SpaceX break a reusability record this morning

Photo: SpaceX At 10:05am ET, SpaceX is launching another batch of 60 Starlink satellites to add on to their growing Internet constellation in Low Earth Orbit. The Falcon 9 is launching from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. After this launch there will be a total of 240 V1 Starlink satellites in orbit, 300 satellites total including the very first launch of V0.9 satellites. This is the 4th reuse of this booster and they're planning on landing on their drone ship 'Of Course I Still Love You' stationed out in the Atlantic Ocean. This is also the fastest turnaround time of reusing a booster from its previous launch, which was JCSAT-18/Kacific1

A successful launch of Solar Orbiter for ESA and NASA

Photo: Kevin Quick Solar orbiter has launched from Cape Canaveral atop a ULA Atlas V rocket. The joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency has been in the works for 10 years. The satellite will spend the next 2 years moving into position to orbit the sun to send back scientific data to help scientists on Earth understand and predict the volatile space weather caused by our Sun. Solar Orbiter will join its brother, the Parker Solar probe. The satire will maintain a Sun Synchronous Orbit for 10 years photographing the sun and giving us data on the Heliosphere, a vast bubble of charged particles pushed by solar wind. Unlike Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter will orbit near the su

NASA's Solar Orbiter is launching tonight on a rare Atlas V configuration

At 11:03pm ET, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket will be launching from SLC-41 (Space Launch Complex 41) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This Atlas V is in the "411" configuration, meaning it is sporting 1 strap-on Solid Rocket Motor, 1 Centaur engine on the second stage, and a 4m fairing encapsulating the payload. The payload on this mission is the Solar Orbiter spacecraft that will observe the sun with high-resolution telescopes and provide the first ever images of the Sun's poles. It will also help further understand the solar winds that come from the sun and help with improving our space-weather forecasting to protect humans and technology on Earth and in Space.

Watch Antares launch from Wallops Island, VA in just a few hours

At 5:39pm ET, Northrup Grumman's Antares rocket is launching from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Weather is currently 95% go and the launch is on track for an on-time liftoff from Pad 0A. The Cygnus spacecraft on this mission is carrying approximately 8,000lbs of supplies, research, and hardware to the International Space Station including a Mobile Space Lab to perform biology experiments without the need for crew operations for as long as a month. Other experiments on this mission are; OsteoOmics: Investigating the molecular mechanisms behind bone loss is microgravity Phage Evolution: Examining the effects of microgravity and radiation exposure on vir

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