NASA Television Launch
Coverage of Pegasus/ST5 - Live coverage on NASA Television of the Pegasus/ST5 launch
will begin at 7:30 a.
ILS could launch
as many as nine satellites this year, Albrecht said, noting that only three weeks remain before the next ILS mission.
ILS has been a launch
partner with JSAT since 1995," said ILS President Mark Albrecht.
once again demonstrates the capabilities and flexibility of the Atlas V," said ILS President Mark Albrecht.
The satellite is a Spacebus 4000 model built by Alcatel Alenia Space, which contracted for the launch
on behalf of SES AMERICOM.
Under the original agreement SES ASTRA was to launch
ASTRA 1L on a Proton vehicle.
Orbital's family of small-class space launch
vehicles is the industry's standard for reliable and cost-effective launch
services to low-Earth orbit.
Also known as SpaceX, the private El Segundo-based company had planned the launch
But once again this small science satellite, originally slated for launch
in June 1995, found itself all dressed up with no place to go.
WESTERN GOVERNMENTS HAVE VIRTUally no firsthand knowledge of Russian nuclear-weapon launch
The dummy booster was dropped Wednesday over Edwards as part of AirLaunch LLC's efforts to develop a launch
vehicle called QuickReach rocket, intended to be able to put small surveillance and communication satellites into space more quickly and for significantly less money than conventional rockets.
Its sophisticated equipment, elaborate mission plans and multiple satellite deployments created a host of factors that could delay its takeoffs--anathema to customers like the Department of Defense (DOD), who needed to know that they could count on having a promptly available launch
vehicle in case they needed to replace a critical but malfunctioning satellite.