In light of the previous launch's failure to reach orbit, Rocket Lab is once more go for launch. "I Can't Believe It's Not Optical," will fly Capella Space's first operational earth-observation satellite into orbit.
How do you get back from orbit? Do you pump the brakes and fall right out of space? We do a summary of how you deorbit, go over the hardware that allows the Crew Dragon capsule to reenter and safely splashdown.
We do an overview of NASA's Perseverance Rover (formerly Mars 2020), the rocket that will take it there, the timeline, and the landing sequence. All the while, drawing comparison to its older sibling, Curiosity, to see what’s changed and what has stayed the same.
SpaceX's Starlink 5 mission, launching from Kennedy Space Centre, will fly 60 Starlink satellites into orbit atop of its Falcon 9 rocket. This will be the fifth operational launch of SpaceX's near-global satellite constellation - Starlink, which aims to deliver a fast, low-latency internet service to locations where access has previously been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.
SpaceX will be launching its original Dragon capsule to resupply the ISS for a final time. The spacecraft will fly on top of the company's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral space Force Station, Florida.
SpaceX will be launching 60 satellites on top of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This will be the fourth operational launch of SpaceX's near-global satellite constellation - Starlink, which aims to deliver a fast, low-latency broadband internet service.
SpaceX will be launching 60 of their Starlink satellites on top of their work-horse rocket: the Falcon 9. The Falcon 9 will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), in Florida.
SpaceX will conduct an uncrewed In-flight Abort (IFA)Test. This will validate Crew Dragon's ability to pull crew away to safety in the event of a failure during launch. The capsule will fire its integrated SuperDraco abort motors at the point of maximum dynamic pressure (max q), on ascent, and pull itself safely clear of the Falcon 9.
We do an overview of the history of space food, and the NanoRacks oven that will bake the first cookies in space.