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  • Launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe delayed

    Jason RhianJuly 18th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- NASA announced on Wednesday, July 18 that the launch of the agency's Parker Solar Probe mission, which is designed to "touch" the Sun - had been delayed an additional two days. 

  • Parker Solar Probe heat shield installed

    Curt GodwinJuly 7th, 2018

    Engineers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab recently attached the Parker Solar Probe's 160-pound (72.6-kilogram) thermal protection system, or heat shield, to the body of the spacecraft in preparation for its launch, scheduled for no earlier than Aug. 4, 2018.

  • Parker Solar Probe prepped for delivery to Kennedy Space Center

    Michael ColeMarch 31st, 2018

    GREENBELT, MD -- NASA's Parker Solar Probe (PSP) is getting ready for its flight to space. The spacecraft is currently scheduled for launch in July or August of this year (2018). PSP is NASA's long-awaited mission to explore the Sun's corona and is designed to discover more about the solar wind, and learn how conditions there interact to create space weather.

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

    Mike DeepJune 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.

  • 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.

  • Heavyweight Delta IV launches classified satellite for NRO

    Derek RichardsonJune 11th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A classified satellite for the NRO roared skyward atop a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket on the first of five national security launches planned to take place in the next four months. The mission got underway at 1:51 p.m. EDT (17:51 GMT) on Saturday, June 11.

  • Weather delays Delta IV Heavy launch

    Derek RichardsonJune 9th, 2016

    Foul weather forced the postponement of today's planned launch of a Delta IV Heavy with a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. With no improvement in the weather, the almost five-hour launch window ended at 5:57 p.m. EDT (21:57 GMT) and, therefore, today's launch attempt was scrubbed.

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of ULA Delta IV Heavy with NROL-37

    Jason RhianJune 9th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA is set to unleash a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral's SLC-37 in Florida. The payload for this flight will be a classified mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. SpaceFlight Insider's live webcast will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Massive Delta IV Heavy set to launch Thursday

    Derek RichardsonJune 7th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy is scheduled to roar skyward at 1:59 p.m. EDT (17:59 GMT) on June 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37. The payload is a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

  • Next launch of Delta IV Heavy delayed

    Derek RichardsonMay 27th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The flight of United Launch Alliance's next Delta IV Heavy, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), has been delayed, according to a May 27 statement made on the company's website.

  • Where are the best places to watch ULA’s Delta IV power Orion to orbit?

    Jason RhianDecember 2nd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It takes a lot of planning and coordination to get the test article of a spacecraft into orbit. Even finding the right place to watch a launch from can be time-consuming and confusing. With available hotel rooms in the region sold out, the areas that make for the best viewing locations […]

  • Lockheed Martin keeps fingers crossed for Orion’s first test flight

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 24th, 2014

    As we move closer to the highly-anticipated first-ever test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, there’s an aerospace company which will be keeping its fingers tightly crossed during this nail-biting moment for the U.S. space program. Lockheed Martin, which built the manned capsule that is hoped to send American astronauts far beyond Earth, is much more than excited about […]

  • Exploration Flight Test 1 Orion moved to SLC-37 in preparation for launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderNovember 12th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER. Fla — NASA’s new Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) spacecraft was rolled out of the Launch Abort System Facility (LASF) on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for the last Earthbound leg of its journey to space. That journey – came a day later than planned. Heavy wind and rains besieged KSC in the lead […]

  • Launch abort system installed for Orion test flight

    Jim SharkeyOctober 8th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida installed the Launch Abort System (LAS) on Friday, Oct. 3 in preparation for December’s launch of the Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission. The LAS, Orion crew capsule and service module will be tested together inside the Launch Abort System Facility (LASF).  […]

  • Orion’s Delta IV Heavy prepares for December launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 2nd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Late Tuesday evening, United Launch Alliance (ULA ) moved a Delta IV Heavy rocket from the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) to the launch pad in preparations for the upcoming Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1). During this test flight, the Delta IV Heavy will lift off from Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) on […]