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  • SFI Launch Highlights: Echostar XIX satellite on ULA Atlas V 431

    Jason RhianDecember 22nd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA sent an Atlas V 431 rocket into the skies above Florida on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2016. Carrying Echostar Corporation's Echostar XIX satellite, the rocket lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 2:13 p.m. EST (19:13 GMT).

  • SFI Launch Highlights: NASA / NOAA’s GOES-R satellite on ULA Atlas V 541

    Jason RhianNovember 23rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA sent a powerful iteration of their Atlas V rockets into the early evening skies on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Carrying the GOES-R weather satellite, the launch vehicle lifted off from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral at 6:52 p.m. EDT. Here is SFI's exclusive video from that flight.

  • SFI Video: Launch of Antares 230 with S.S. Alan Poindexter Cygnus spacecraft

    Jason RhianOctober 22nd, 2016

    WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. — With mission managers pushing the flight to the very close of a five-minute long launch window, Orbital ATK and NASA launched an Antares 230 rocket from MARS' Pad 0A at 7;45 p.m. EDT (23:45 GMT) on Oct. 17, 2016. SFI captured the entire event on video.

  • Video: Time lapse of SLS test stand construction

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 29th, 2016

    With pieces of the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) now being built, the U.S. space agency will need to test them on special stands. Major construction of the first of these test stands was recently completed this month.

  • Video: SpaceX reveals its Interplanetary Transport System

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 27th, 2016

    SpaceX released a video about its new Interplanetary Transportation System. More details are being presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today (Sept. 27) at 2:30 p.m. EDT (18:30 GMT).

  • Video: Orbital ATK showcases its Cygnus-derived space habitat concept

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 26th, 2016

    After being one of six companies selected last month for NASA's second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2), Orbital ATK shed a little more light on its concept for creating a deep space habitat based on the Cygnus cargo spacecraft currently servicing the International Space Station.

  • Video: The first captive carry test of VSS Unity

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 23rd, 2016

    Virgin Galactic recently released a video discussing the path traveled in getting VSS Unity ready for flight testing. This video, titled "Elevating Unity – Episode 1: Captive Carry", showcases The Spaceship Company and Virgin Galactic preparing for and conducting the first captive carry test the vehicle.

  • SFI Video: To Bennu and back again – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx begins 7-year journey

    Jason RhianSeptember 11th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA successfully carried out the fourth flight of the "411" configuration of their Atlas V booster on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The oddly-arranged rocket lifted off at the very opening of a nearly two-hour long launch window at 7:05 p.m. EDT (23:05 GMT) with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission.

  • USLaunchReport releases stunning video of Falcon 9 explosion

    Jason RhianSeptember 1st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — USLaunchReport has released shocking video of the Sept. 1, 2016, explosion that resulted in the complete loss of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket carrying the Amos-6 satellite. The accident took place at 9:07 a.m. EDT (13:07 GMT) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.

  • SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of ULA Delta IV Medium with AFSPC-6

    Jason RhianAugust 20th, 2016

    SpaceFlight Insider launch highlights from the Aug. 19, 2016, flight of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV+ Medium 4,2 rocket with the AFSPC-6 payload for the United States Air Force. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 37 took place at 12:52 a.m. EDT (04:52 GMT) Aug. 19, 2016. SFI's cameras were on hand – and they captured this stunning video of the rocket taking to the skies.

  • SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of ULA Atlas V 421 with NROL-61

    Jason RhianJuly 30th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA successfully sent the classified NROL-61 payload to orbit on July 28, 2016. The mission got underway at 8:37 a.m. EDT (12:37 GMT). SFI captured the launch from several remote cameras placed at SLC-41 the day prior - check out the stunning video produced from these video cameras below.

  • SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-9 Dragon

    Jason RhianJuly 21st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceFlight Insider and its partners were at Kennedy Space Center this past week to capture the July 18, 2016, launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape's SLC 40. The launch took place at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) and saw one of the company's Dragon spacecraft begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

  • Video: SFI highlights of QM-2 static test fire

    Derek RichardsonJune 30th, 2016

    PROMONTORY, Utah — On Tuesday, June 28, NASA and Orbital ATK conducted a static test fire of the second five-segment Qualification Motor (QM-2) in order to validate a lower-temperature limit for the booster design planned to help propel the space agency's Space Launch System (SLS) spaceward. SpaceFlight Insider was there to capture the bright and loud moment.

  • SFI LIVE: Orbital ATK & NASA conduct QM-2 static test fire

    Jason RhianJune 28th, 2016

    PROMONTORY, Utah ― Orbital ATK and NASA are poised to conduct the final test of the five-segment solid rocket booster design that will be used on NASA's new super-heavy rocket, the Space Launch System or SLS. SpaceFlight Insider is live at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Utah and is currently planning on beginning our live webcast at 7 a.m. MDT (9 a.m. EDT / 13:00 GMT). We have an array of gues...

  • Video: SFI launch highlights for ULA Delta IV Heavy with NROL-37

    Jason RhianJune 12th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceFlight Insider has covered a vast array of missions – and each is different. However, the flight of a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has to go on record as being one of the louder missions our team of trained professionals has heard – and the video our team of professionals has captured is no less stunning.