2 Mar , 2018 by Matt Williams
In preparation for its maiden flight, StratoLaunch’s Roc aircraft – the largest aircraft in the world – recently conducted its second successful taxi test
Commercial Space, News
1 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
Stratolaunch just unveiled its new air-launch vehicle – the Stratolaunch Aircraft – which also happens to be the largest aircraft in the world
Climate, Earth, Earth Observation, Kennedy Space Center, Launches, NASA, Natural Disasters
16 Dec , 2016 by Ken Kremer
NASA’s constellation of experimental hurricane monitoring CYGNSS microsatellites was successfully air launched by the unique Orbital ATK winged Pegasus rocket on Thursday, Dec 15 – opening a new era in weather forecasters ability to measure the buildup of hurricane intensity in the tropics from orbit that will eventually help save lives and property from impending destructive storms here on Earth.
Earth, Earth Observation, Environment, Kennedy Space Center, Launches, Missions, NASA, Natural Disasters, Science
13 Dec , 2016 by Ken Kremer
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Monday’s (Dec. 12) planned launch of NASA’s innovative Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) hurricane microsatellite fleet was aborted when a pump in the hydraulic system that releases the Pegasus air-launch booster from its L-1011 carrier aircraft failed in flight. UPDATE: launch delayed to Dec 15, story revised
Earth, Earth Observation, Kennedy Space Center, Launches, Missions, NASA, Natural Disasters, Science, Space Exploration
11 Dec , 2016 by Ken Kremer
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – An exciting new chapter in hurricane monitoring and forecasting intensity prediction is due to open Monday morning at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center when a new constellation of microsatellites dubbed CYGNSS are slated to be deployed from an air-launched Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket.
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