Busy morning in Plesetsk – Russian military satellite launched

Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome military satellite at 09:42 GMT on 24 March 2016. It was second launch performed from Plesetsk this year. This military satellite should be considered as highly classified payload – Russian authorities kept it in secret until yesterday. Soyuz-2.1A rose over Plesetsk Cosmodrome with imaging satellite on […]

Bad luck after Amos-6 – Israeli military satellite with problems

It seems that after two weeks after disaster of Falcon-9 rocket with Israeli satellite Amos-6 on atop, another launch of Israeli spacecraft was conducted with troubles.  Mission of Ofek-11 was classified due the fact that spacecraft is high resolution imaging reconnaissance satellite based on Opsat-3000. Built by Israel Aerospace Industries for ministry of Defense of […]

Abort test of New Shepard already tomorrow !

Blue Origin officially confirmed, that they are planning to conduct abort test of their New Shepard launch vehicle tomorrow, at their test facility placed near Van Horn in Texas. This test flight will be fifth mission of Blue Origin since its first flight with soft landing performed on 23 November 2015 (first flight was performed in fact […]