ULA’s Atlas V rocket is fueled up and ready to launch

By Kendra Chamberlain Live Webcast of the launch, hosted by ULA: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi2_yIFylxo] United Launch Alliance (ULA) will conduct its first rocket launch of 2017 tonight at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in Florida. The flight window opens at 7:46 pm ET (0046 GMT). UPDATE: ULA successfully launched the Atlas V, and delivered the SBIRS GEO 3 satellite into orbit on January 20. (more…)

CLEARED: SpaceX’s first launch since September explosion set for Jan 14

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has received the green light for its next rocket launch, four months after a malfunction on SpaceX‚Äôs Falcon 9 rocket turned the launchpad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida into a pyrotechnics display when the rocket incinerated. In September of last year, SpaceX lost one of its rockets, loaded to carry a commercial SpaceCom Amos-6 satellite, during the pre-launch engine check. (more…)