Space News

Nothing conveys the excitement of space exploration like pictures from another planet. Now NASA is planning to go one better than pictures. The space agency is aiming to launch a probe carrying a communication system that will let future missions to Mars transmit live, high definition video to Earth.

NOAA

NASA is scheduled to launch the GOES-S weather satellite this Thursday evening.  The two-hour launch window opens at 5:02PM.

On Tuesday, Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched its most ambitious rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy.

This is a transformative spacecraft, a behemoth that essentially straps three Falcon 9 rocket cores together. At 224-feet tall, it's smaller than NASA's giant Saturn V (363 feet) — but it is the largest privately built spacecraft to date. The Falcon Heavy is capable of lifting 70 tons of payload to low-Earth orbit and almost 30 tons to a geostationary transfer orbit.

Falcon Heavy Test Flight

Feb 5, 2018
SpaceX

The first test flight of Falcon Heavy is targeted for Tuesday, Feb. 6th from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window is 1:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m. When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.

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