Florida's Space Coast began and ended its day with missions launching from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The twin launchpads SLC-40 and SLC-41 hosted missions from SpaceX and ULA respectively with the shortest interval between launches since the 1960s.Read More
ULA Atlas V speeds Space-Based Infrared System to Orbit
United Launch Alliance successfully launches SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission from Cape Canaveral.Read More
What Do SBIRS-GEO-3, Gemini VII and Bumper 7 All Have in Common?
An Atlas V rocket, flying in the 411 configuration lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday, January 19, 2018. The logo on the fairing clearly said SBIRS-GEO-4, but the satellite inside the fairing was the third Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS-GEO-3) satellite off the production line. This isn't the first time that a mission launched out of sequence. Gemini-7 launched before Gemini-6. Bumper-8 launched before Bumper-7. And now, the 4th SBIRS-GEO launched one year before the third SBIRS-GEO.Read More
45th Space Wing Prepares for SBIRS GEO-4 Launch on January 18, 2018
CAPE CANAVERAL: The Air Force's Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Flight-4 (SBIRS GEO-4) satellite completed encapsulation on January 9th at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Today, on January 10, 2018, GEO-4 will make the journey to Space Launch Complex-41, where it will be mated with its Atlas V-411 rocket. It is scheduled for launch on Jan. 18, 2018, at 7:52 p.m., Eastern.Read More
Stunning, full color photo book covering every east coast launch spanning 2014-2015, including the first-ever powered landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.More Info