August 19, 2017

Launch Chasing Worldwide.

The final launch of Atlantis from KSC. (Photo by Author).

Visiting the Florida Space Coast? One of the biggest questions we get here at Astroguyz HQ is where is a good spot to watch a launch from. Certainly, the final launches of the Space Shuttle may see record numbers of viewers; getting that front row “causeway ticket” may be next to impossible. [Read more...]

20.01.11: The Return of NanoSail-D2.

NanoSail-D2 and FASTSAT over North America tonight, January 2th at about 18:16 EST. (Created by author in Orbitron).

Never say die… a satellite that was written off as dead in space may be making a comeback. Yesterday, at 11:30AM EST, Marshall Space Flight engineers received confirmation that NanoSail-D2 did in fact eject from FASTSAT. NanoSail-D2 was one of the miniaturized payloads launched aboard FASTSAT from the Kodiak Island launch complex on November 20th, 2010, and was to deploy December 6th. [Read more...]