SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (KGO) -- If you see a bright flash in the sky tonight, it may be a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara.Launches from the base have been quite the sight in the past. The video above is from a different launch in October.RELATED: SpaceX launch, historic landing causes unusual sight over Bay AreaTonight's launch was originally scheduled for Friday, but got postponed due to technical issues. The launch tonight is scheduled for 8:06 p.m.The rocket is carrying a secretive satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. … [Read more...] about Rocket launching from Santa Barbara may be visible in Bay Area
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It's been more than 14 years since a spacecraft launched toward Mercury, so don't miss your chance to watch a rocket do just that. BepiColombo, a European-Japanese project that will be just the third mission to study the solar system's innermost planet, launches tonight (Oct. 19) from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. EDT (0145 GMT, Oct. 20), and you can watch the launch live at Space.com, courtesy of the European Space Agency (ESA). The broadcast will begin at 9:15 p.m. EDT (0115 GMT, Oct. 20), with a half-hour of commentary leading up to launch. The BepiColombo payload will be deployed about 26 minutes into flight and will signal mission control about 15 minutes after that. The broadcast is scheduled to end at 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT, Oct. 20). The launch was approved on Wednesday (Oct. 17) after a final review of the spacecraft and rocket, which rolled out in preparation for launch yesterday. If the launch can't proceed at … [Read more...] about BepiColombo, the First Mercury Mission in 14 Years, Launches Tonight — Watch Live!
The U.S. spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will attempt the first commercial launch of its new Electron rocket today (June 22), and you can watch the liftoff live online. Topped with four commercial satellites and one technology demonstration — a drag sail designed to deorbit small satellites and reduce space junk — the Electron rocket will lift off from the company's private launch site on Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand. The 4-hour launch window opens at 8:30 p.m. EDT (12:30 p.m. local time or 0030 GMT on June 23). You can watch a live webcast of the launch here on Space.com, courtesy of Rocket Lab, or directly via the company's website. Rocket Lab will begin its live coverage 20 minutes before liftoff, or 8:10 p.m. EDT (12:10 p.m. local time or 0010 GMT on June 23). This mission, which the company has named "It's Business Time," follows two test flights of the Electron rocket. The craft's debut flight, "It's a Test," launched on May 25, 2017, … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Business Time!’ Watch Rocket Lab’s 1st Commercial Electron Launch Tonight
Rocket Lab is set to launch its third Electron rocket. The mission, named "It's Business Time" by virtue of a poll on the company's Twitter, will carry satellites for three companies as well as an educational CubeSat, a testament to the appeal of the growing small sat industry. The launch window for "It's Business Time" opens at 8:30 p.m. ET June 22, and stays open for 14 days with a four-hour window each day. You can watch a live stream of the launch on Rocket Lab's website beginning about 15 minutes before the window opens. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below For Rocket Lab's two previous Electron launches, "It's a Test" and "Still Testing," the company took advantage of long launch windows to wait for ideal conditions to fly. Weather is "looking good" for tonight, however, and with the experience from the first two launches, we might see the Electron fly on the first day of the window. The rocket will carry two more LEMUR-2 satellites for Spire to join the company's existing … [Read more...] about Rocket Lab to Attempt “It’s Business Time” Launch Tonight
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Spanish communications satellite Hispasat 30W-6 from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday, March 5, during a two-hour launch window that begins at 12:33 a.m. EST (0533 GMT). You can watch the launch live in the feed above, or directly from SpaceX's webcast page here. The live video stream will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff, at 12:18 a.m. EST (0518 GMT). Preview: SpaceX to Launch Spanish Communications Satellite Early Tuesday Delay coverage: SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Conduct Nose Cone Checks SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launch Will Wait Until After Atlas V Mission From SpaceX's Hispasat 30W-6 Press Kit: "SpaceX is targeting a Falcon 9 launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Tuesday, March 6 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 12:33 a.m. EST, or 5:33 UTC. The Hispasat … [Read more...] about Watch Live Tonight! SpaceX Falcon 9 Launching Hispasat 30W-6 at 12:33 am ET