NASA Drops 450,000 Gallons of Water on SLS Mobile Launcher

Michael Howard

October 12, 2019

NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in a matter of moments during their seventh and final water flow test at LC-39B in support of the upcoming Artemis / SLS launch.

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ULA's Delta IV Heavy launches from SLC-37B on August 12, 2018.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

US Air Force Awards Contract for Final Five Delta IV Heavy Missions

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded a sole source, five-year, $1.18 billion Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) modification of the Delta IV Heavy contract (FA8811-19-C-0002), saving $455 million.

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Workers from Jacobs watch the Core Stage Pathfinder arrive at KSC. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

SLS Core Stage Test Article Arrives at KSC for Crane Practice

A mock-up of the Space Launch Systems (SLS) core stage arrived at Kennedy Space Center today via the Pegasus barge for a month of testing inside the VAB.

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"When we are done with our modifications, the MLP-3 will much more closely resemble the MLP-3 for the Apollo program. Within 3 months here, you will start to see the tower reach for the sky." -- Jerry Close, Northrop Grumman.  Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

OmegA Rocket To Be Stacked in VAB Highbay 2

On August 16, 2019, officials from KSC, CCAFS, and Northrup Grumman held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the signing of an agreement to use Highbay 2 at the VAB.

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This single, 251-second long exposure follows the early flight of an Atlas V rocket on August 8, streaking eastward toward the dawn from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, planet Earth.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

CCAFS Ends 18-Year Drought; Hosts Back-to-Back Launches

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station saw two launches just 34 hours apart this week. While this used to be commonplace at Cape Canaveral, it has not happened in eighteen years. 1985.

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