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News Archive / Author: Mike Deep

Mike is a photographer from Tampa Bay with a passion for aviation and spaceflight as subjects. In 2011, he began covering events at Kennedy Space Center, including the final space shuttle missions and the retirement of the shuttle orbiters. Mike currently covers NASA, USAF and SpaceX launches at Cape Canaveral.

Articles By Mike Deep

  • Gallery: Final Block 4 Falcon 9 Launches CRS-15

    June 30th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the final Block 4 version of the launch vehicle to be launched, lifted of from the Cape's Space Launch Complex 40 on a mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, June 29, 2018.

  • Gallery: GOES-S Launch

    March 2nd, 2018

    Our team captured photos of the latest GOES launch from multiple perspectives, including remote cameras placed at the launch pad.

  • Gallery: Falcon Heavy Demonstration Flight

    February 7th, 2018

    Check out the images our team captured of this historic launch and landing from a variety of locations, including remote cameras placed at the launch pad.

  • Gallery: SpaceX CRS-13

    December 18th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX resumed launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 with the flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket and CRS-13 Dragon spacecraft. The launch took place at 10:35 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

  • Photo Gallery: CRS-10 launch and landing

    February 20th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Leaving Terra firma on its first flight from historic Launch Complex 39A, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent the 10th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-10) Dragon capsule into orbit. SpaceFlight Insider was there to capture the event.

  • Photo Gallery: SBIRS GEO 3 launches on ULA Atlas V 401

    January 22nd, 2017

    SBIRS GEO 3 is the third satellite launched under the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System, which is meant to provide an early warning of missile launches. The SBIRS GEO 3 satellite was sent to geosynchronous orbit atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket on January 20, 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. The flight had been slated to launch the day prior; however, an instrumentation issue and wayward aircraft caused a 24-hour scrub.

  • Photo Gallery: Delta IV rocket launches WGS-8

    December 9th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lighting up the dark Floridian skies Dec. 7, 2016, on its journey into space, United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket sent the newest member of the U.S. Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM constellation, WGS-8, into orbit.

  • Photo Gallery: The launch of GOES-R

    November 29th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lofting into space the most advanced weather satellite, United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket soared into the black. The workhorse delivered GOES-R to geostationary orbit some three hours later. The window for the Nov. 19 launch was an hour long, and ULA needed every minute of it as multiple issues cropped up postponing the liftoff to 6:42 p.m. EST (23:42 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 41.

  • Photo Gallery: Launch of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx

    September 11th, 2016

    SpaceFlight Insider launch images from the flight of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 411 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 on Sept. 8, 2016.

  • Photo Gallery: Delta IV launches next round of GSSAP satellites

    August 21st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Those who feel the U.S. has gotten out of the launch business - would have experienced an education between August 14-19. During this period, not one but two missions got their start from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  • Photo Gallery: Atlas V Launch of NROL-61

    July 29th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Covering the space program is a gift. Each launch is filled with opportunities and challenges. With the complexity involved in every mission, you never know if everything is going to go off without a hitch or will be a frustrating series of delays. After the launch of the classified NROL-61 mission, […]

  • Photo Gallery: Atlas V Launches MUOS-5

    June 24th, 2016

    The United Launch Alliance launched their Atlas V rocket with the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5), the final spacecraft in a five-satellite communications system for the U.S. military. The launch took place at 10:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 GMT) June 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41.

  • Photo Gallery: Launch of NROL-37 on Delta IV Heavy

    June 16th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — This past Saturday, the most powerful Delta IV launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. Spaceflight Insider called all hands on deck to capture this rare and spectacular event. The next Delta IV Heavy is scheduled to launch no sooner than 2018.

  • Photo Gallery: SpaceX Launches Thaicom 8

    May 28th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched the Thaicom 8 telecommunications satellite atop a “Full Thrust” Falcon 9 on Friday, May 27. Spaceflight Insider was on-site to capture photos of the Falcon 9 from both the press viewing site and from the launch pad itself using our fleet of remote cameras. Click any image to […]

  • 2015 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In & Expo wows visitors

    April 25th, 2015

    SpaceFlight Insider is making a quick detour to bring you the sights from one of the world's biggest aviation events.