Rocket Recap: Cygnus NG-10 Reaches the ISS

Jared Haworth

November 26, 2018

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One week ago (November 19, 2018) Northrop Grumman's Cygnus pressurized cargo freighter arrived at and berthed with the International Space Station. The rocket had launched two days prior, on November 17, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia.  This was the ninth launch of Antares from Virginia, and the first overseen by the new Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a division formed by NG's acquisition of Orbital ATK earlier this year.

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Falcon 9 lifts heavyweight HispaSat 30W-6 to Orbit

SpaceX's landmark 50th Falcon 9 launch, lifting HispaSat 30W-6 to orbit took place shortly after midnight on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from Space Launch Complex 40.  Marked as the heaviest satellite that SpaceX has lifted to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), HispaSat 30W-6 replaces the 30W-4 satellite covering the Mediterranean Sea and provides new Ka-, Ku- and C-band transponders to Europe and Latin America over the next 15 years.

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Remote camera view of the launch of EchoStar 105 / SES-11 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

SpaceX delivers SES-11, lands third flight-proven Falcon 9

Backdropped against a blue sky tinged orange by the setting sun, SpaceX's third flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket launched the EchoStar 105 / SES-11 satellite from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

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The Dreamchaser Spaceplane during a 2017 Captive-Carry Test.  Photo credit: NASA

Sierra Nevada, Boeing Spaceplanes in the Spotlight

It's been a big couple of weeks for spaceplane fans, with milestone flights by Sierra Nevada and Boeing (with launch partner SpaceX).

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