Sunday, November 27

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Atlas 5 rocket rolls launch pad at Cape Canaveral – Spaceflight Now

United Launch Alliance plans to haul an Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad Monday at Cape Canaveral on the eve of a planned blastoff with two commercial television broadcasting satellites for SES, owner of one of the largest fleets of geostationary communications spacecraft. The Atlas 5 rocket is set to roll out from the Vertical Integration Facility around 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) Tuesday to begin the hour-long journey to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The launcher will ride a mobile platform pushed by trackmobile locomotives, covering about 1,800 feet (550 meters) before arriving over the flame trench at the launch pad. Once in position at pad 41, the Atlas 5 will be connected to propellant loading lines and other ground systems. ULA’s launch team plans to l...
Preps resume for SpaceX crew launch after Hurricane Ian – Spaceflight Now
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Preps resume for SpaceX crew launch after Hurricane Ian – Spaceflight Now

From left to right: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, NASA commander Nicole Mann, and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina arrive at Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 1 to prepare for launch to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky The next multinational crew scheduled to ride a SpaceX rocket and capsule to the International Space Station next week arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Saturday as ground teams rolled their Falcon 9 booster and Dragon Endurance spacecraft to the launch pad, resuming work suspended earlier in the week as Hurricane Ian moved across Florida. Commander Nicole Mann, pilot Josh Cassada, and mission specialists Koichi Wakata and Anna Kikina rode a NASA Gulfstream business jet from their home base in Houston to Kennedy Space C...