Updates: Boeing Starliner experiences delay, China introduces new rocket variant, and SpaceX continues to launch additional Starlink satellites.

Boeing’s crewed Starliner spacecraft and China’s first Chang Zheng 6C rocket faced delays this week due to technical issues. The launch of Starliner, scheduled to be the first crewed launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station since the Apollo era, was delayed due to an issue with an oxygen relief valve. The launch is now expected to take place on May 17. On the other hand, the Chang Zheng 6C rocket successfully launched after Starliner’s originally scheduled time

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Delta IV Heavy embarks on its last mission, set for launching

Delta IV Heavy, the United Launch Alliance’s powerful rocket, has embarked on its final mission with the successful launch of the NROL-70 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. This marks the 45th and last flight of the Delta IV, which first flew in 2002 and was developed under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The rocket, which competed with Lockheed Martin’s Atlas rocket, was designed to be modular and capable of flying in different configurations depending on the mission.

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Recent Launch Updates: SpaceX Maintains Rapid Launch Pace as Delta IV Heavy Prepares for Follow-up Launch after Scrub

SpaceX is set to continue its rapid launch pace in April after a record-breaking 12 Falcon 9 launches in March. The company has several missions planned for the upcoming week, including a Starlink flight and three more Falcon 9 launches. However, the high frequency of SpaceX missions makes them vulnerable to schedule changes when delays occur. A weather delay for the Starlink Group 7-18 mission is expected to impact the Starlink 8-1 launch. On April 1st, SpaceX

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First launch attempt for Delta IV’s final mission gets scrubbed

The first launch attempt for United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Delta IV rocket’s final mission, the NROL-70, was scrubbed. The Delta IV rocket, which has been in service since November 2002, will embark on its 45th and last flight. The rocket was developed by McDonnell Douglas, which merged with Boeing in 1997. It has been used for various missions, including those for the US military, NASA, and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO

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Successful Launch of Vulcan’s Peregrine Lunar Lander on Its First Expedition

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has achieved a major milestone in space exploration with the successful launch of Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander using its brand-new Vulcan Centaur rocket. The launch, known as Cert-1, marks the first-ever mission for the Vulcan Centaur rocket. The launch took place on January 8, 2024, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida after a delay caused by routine problems with ground equipment. The Vulcan Centaur rocket is a

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New Developments in Space Launches: Vulcan’s First Flight and Ongoing Starlink Launches by SpaceX

New Developments in Space Launches: Vulcan’s First Flight and Ongoing Starlink Launches by SpaceX

The week of January 4th to January 10th saw several significant space launches, including the highly anticipated maiden flight of the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan rocket. The Vulcan successfully carried the Astrobotic Peregrine Mission One Lunar Lander to the Moon, marking the debut of Blue Origin’s BE-4 engines and demonstrating NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS

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ULA prepares for its first ever Vulcan flight

ULA, or United Launch Alliance, is preparing for the launch of its new Vulcan rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The inaugural flight is scheduled for January 8, 2024, and will carry Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative and the Artemis program.

The Vulcan Centaur is set to replace ULA’s Delta IV family of rockets and Atlas

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ULA Successfully Conducts NROL-107 Launch, Marking the Final Atlas NRO Mission

In a significant achievement, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully completed the NROL-107 launch, which marked the final Atlas NRO mission. The mission, known as Silent Barker, is a collaboration between the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the United States Space Force. It aims to enhance the ability to search, detect, and track objects from a space-based sensor for timely custody and event detection. Silent Barker will establish a constellation of satellites used for monitoring other countries’ activities in ge

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