Vandenberg Air Force Base

Orbital supports Delta II rocket launch

Orbital ATK (OA +0.1%) contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air …

Business

America’s oldest rocket just made its penultimate flight | Ars Technica

With six decades of history, the modern Delta II has a perfect record of success.<p>The Delta II rocket first launched in 1989, making it the oldest US …

Exploration

The Orbital Reflector, launching in 2018, is the world’s first space sculpture

Artist Trevor Paglen plans to launch “the first satellite to exist purely as an artistic gesture” into low-Earth orbit in 2018. The cosmic creation, …

Technology

Monday briefing: Pentagon contractor left social media spy cache on an open server

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, poorly secured web storage reveals that US government contractors have been carrying out mass surveillance on the …

Stephen Hawking

‘UK preparing to launch US rockets into space’

<b>The UK could soon be launching US spacecraft into space as part of its plans to foray into new markets after leaving the European Union (EU),</b> …

Brexit

CERES Radiation Budget Instrument Launches Aboard JPSS-1

The NOAA’s JPSS-1 blasted off the launchpad at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast 4:47 a.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 18. On the NOAA …

Ceres

This Next-Generation Satellite Will Scan for Storms Like Never Before

Prepping a satellite instrument for its journey into space can feel like getting ready to lift off yourself. The sensors on board are vulnerable to …

Space

Watch Nasa launching next-gen satellite which will improve weather forecasts up to 7 days in advance

The satellite will be operational in about three months after it is placed in the orbit.<p>The Joint Polar Satellite System-1(JPSS-1), the brainchild of …

Weather

Fragile polar weather satellite system could be bolstered by microwave-sensing CubeSats

'David and Goliath' weather eyes launched into orbit

US weather satellite to improve forecasts

A US satellite jam-packed with the latest high-tech instruments for measuring weather-related data on earth has been launched atop a NASA rocket that …

Weather

Joint Polar Satellite System-1

The end of coast phase is coming up at 2:38 a.m. EST (5:38 a.m. PST) with the second of three burns by second-stage engine. It will be a quick burn …

Exploration

Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

WASHINGTON — Concerned that the missile defense system designed to protect American cities is insufficient by itself to deter a North Korean attack, the Trump administration is expanding its strategy to also try to stop Pyongyang’s missiles before they get far from Korean airspace.<p>The new approach, …

North Korea

SpaceX postpones launch of secretive Zuma mission

Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with 10 satellites launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (Matt Hartman via AP)<p>Miami - SpaceX on Thursday …

Exploration

Powerful weather satellite launched

A powerful new weather satellite launched Wednesday will ensure uninterrupted forecasting

Exploration

This Gorgeous California Beach Is About to Reopen to the Public After More Than 100 Years

California beach-goers will soon have a brand new stretch of seaside to explore thanks to a landmark decision by the state’s coastal commission.<p>The …

Travel

NASA was forced to cancel the launch of a weather satellite this morning

NASA cancelled this morning’s launch of the Delta 2 rocket that was meant to propel the satellite JPSS-1 into space.<p>Liftoff for the $1.6 billion …

NASA

NASA's Next Mars Lander Zooms toward Launch

LITTLETON, Colo.—After expensive delays, NASA’s next mission to Mars is on track to embark next year. As spacecraft names go, this one is a mouthful: …

Exploration

Joint Polar Satellite System-1 to launch on Nov. 15

- Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts.<p>A …

Exploration

Launch of Super Advanced Weather Satellite Delayed Over Technical Glitch

A U.S. government satellite that was scheduled to launch into orbit early Tuesday morning was delayed after a technical hitch.<p>The Joint Polar …

Exploration

5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. WILDFIRES<p>State's tourism …

Santa Rosa

This new satellite could produce the most accurate weather predictions yet

Now that’s science we can all get behind!<p>The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, a joint project of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif., at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday.<p>(A few previously scheduled launches have …

Weather

Boulder’s Ball Aerospace, NOAA primed for polar-orbiting satellite launch has been seven years in the planning

The first spacecraft in the nation’s next generation of polar-orbiting satellites is set for launch in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday, and the mission …

Denver

In Photos: SpaceX's Double Rocket Launches and Landings of October 2017

SpaceX Nails Back-to-Back Launches and Landings<p>Credit: SpaceX<p>The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets in three days, and …

Exploration

The most important weather satellite you've never heard of launches to space Tuesday

After billions of dollars in cost overruns and delays, NASA is planning to launch one of the most important weather satellites ever early Tuesday …

Climate Change

You Can Watch a Rocket Launch and Spaceship Arrival Early Tuesday!

If you're a space fan and early-riser, then NASA has the Tuesday for you. In a cosmic twofer, an advanced new weather satellite is launching into …

Exploration

If You Use Weather Forecasts For Anything, You Need To Know About The JPSS Satellite

You probably use weather forecasts all of the time. The military, aviation community, farmers, businesses, and emergency managers certainly do. Most people do not think about the “nuts and bolts” of what goes into their forecasts. Heck, I do not think about the pinch of vanilla or what brand of …

Climate Change

Antares to Kick Off Busy Launch Period

The launch of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket on Saturday morning will be the first of four launches planned over the next five days.<p>The Antares will …

Exploration

NASA Offers ‘Online Boarding Passes’ To More Than 2.4 Million People For A Flight To Mars

NASA is providing “online boarding passes” to more than 2.4 million people for an upcoming Mars mission. The people who are getting the “boarding …

Space

SpaceX rocket engine explodes on test stand in McGregor

A Block 5 Merlin engine encountered an “engine out” anomaly at a test stand in McGregor, Texas, on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Photo Credit: SpaceX<p>A …

Exploration

U.S.-installed missile interceptors now protecting Alaska from North Korea

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency installed the last of 44 inceptors for a Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system at Alaska’s Fort Greeley last …

North Korea