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  1. Nicholas Kang

    News FAILURE: Virgin Orbit LaunchOne Orbital Test Flight 25th May 2020

    They shall return next time! Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket ignites its first stage engine seconds after release from the Boeing 747 aircraft that ferried it to the drop zone. The engine shut down a "handful of seconds" later, causing the launch to fail. Credit: Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl's...
  2. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News ULA Atlas V 501 - USSF-7 to Launch X-37B OTV 6 (0914 EDT May 17, 2020)

    The X-37B is off for another "secretive" mission. |Mission Patch Source: ULA |X-37B inside the payload fairing, April 2020 Source: United Space Space Force (USSF) Launch Profile: Live Webcast: Mission Overview is available here...
  3. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News China Successfully Launches New Generation Crew Spacecraft Atop CZ-5B 5/5/20 1000 UTC

    Haven't heard some Chinese launches for quite some time. Here's one today. An important one. Full webcast (In Chinese, let me know if you need translation :P): About the New Generation Space Capsule: The Prototype Next Generation Chinese Crew Space Capsule Docking port for the...
  4. Nicholas Kang

    News Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America

    She made it solo over New Mexico! Virgin Galactic Article: Virgin Galactic on Twitter: "Watch SpaceShipTwo Unity fly freely in New Mexico airspace for the first time...
  5. Nicholas Kang

    News Dream Chaser Wings Arrived at Colorado For Assembly

    An important milestone! :thumbup: Press release available here. Blog post available here.
  6. Nicholas Kang

    News Dream Chaser GO for Full-Scale Production!

    New milestone! :thumbup: Source:, Sierra Nevada Corp.
  7. Nicholas Kang

    News RIP George H.W. Bush

    Much respected and sorry to hear of his death. Jim McGrath on Twitter: "Statement by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, on the passing of his father this evening at the age 94.…" BBC: CNN...
  8. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News SUCCESS-Farewell Delta-II! NASA ICESat-2 Mission (Sat. Sep 15, 0902 EDT/0602 PDT)

    Goodbye, farewell and godspeed Delta-II. :( Mission Press Kit: Official Livestream: Satellite Mission: About ICESat-2 The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, will measure the...
  9. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News H-IIB F-7 - HTV-7 - September 22, 2018 (17:52 UTC)

    JAXA is launching to the ISS again! Live Broadcast: (Launch broadcast by JAXA, stream begins on 7 a.m. JST (GMT +9) 11th of September) (Rendezvous and Docking by JAXA, stream begins on 8:10 p.m. JST 14th of September) Payloads: Major supply goods to be delivered on board are as...
  10. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News SpaceX F9 Telstar 18 Vantage NET 11:28 p.m. EDT (Sunday, September 9)

    No more SpaceX news? :oh: I will make one. :P :lol: Mission Press Kit is available here.
  11. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News Success! Copenhagen Suborbital's Nexø II Mission

    Mission Press Kit available here. The Nexø II Mission - Mosaic Feeds - YouTube For more about the Nexø II Mission, visit here.
  12. Nicholas Kang

    News Northrop Grumman Unveils New MEV Products: MRV and MEP

    Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) Northrop Grumman Announces New Mission Extension Pods (MEPs) It seems like the satellite servicing industry is set to boom... :blink:
  13. Nicholas Kang

    News Virgin Galactic VSS Unity Completes 3rd Test Flight, Reaching Mach 2.47

    Brady Kenniston on Twitter: "SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity & WhiteKnightTwo from @virgingalactic are currently on the ramp preparing for today’s early morning test flight. The views are spectacular!…" Virgin Galactic on Twitter: "As on all test flights, Unity’s cabin is...
  14. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News Ariane 5 VA244 - Galileo-FOC FM019, 20, 21&22 - 25 July 2018

    Live broadcast: Launch Kit is available here. Galileo FOC-M8 Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Currently providing Initial Services, Galileo is interoperable with GPS...
  15. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News SpaceX Iridium-NEXT Flight 7 (4:39 a.m. PDT/11:39 UTC)

    Mission Press-Kit is available here. Live webcast: Weather forecast: 90% Go! Matt Desch on Twitter: "Good news! Your haiku and music is working. Latest weather forecast shows a 90% probability now - the surface winds are improving. Rocket and payload should be ready as well. Let’s...
  16. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News SpaceX Telstar 19 VANTAGE (Sunday, July 22 1:50 a.m. EDT/5:50 UTC)

    Mission Press Kit is available here. Static fire: Launch Weather Forecast (Patrick AFB): L-1 Weather Forecast is available here. Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40% Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule Delay day probability of...
  17. Nicholas Kang

    News ISRO Successfully Tested Crew Escape System (Technology Demo)

    ISRO carried out a major technology demonstration today (July 05, 2018), the first in a series of tests to qualify a Crew Escape System, which is a critical technology relevant for human spaceflight. The Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module...
  18. Nicholas Kang

    Launch News SpaceX F9 SES-12 Mission (June 4, 12:29 a.m. EDT/4:29 UTC)

    |Launch date:|June 4, 2018 Launch Window Opens:| 12:29 a.m. EDT/4:29 UTC Launch Window Closes:| 4:29 a.m. EDT/8:29 UTC Backup Launch Window:| Tuesday, June 5 (12:29 a.m. EDT/4:29 UTC) Launch site:| Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida...
  19. Nicholas Kang

    1959 USAF ARDC Standard Atmosphere Model

    My third program after venturing into the scientific computing world. Thought it would be nice to share with the rest. Take note that the algorithms used may not be the most efficient ones, but one can...
  20. Nicholas Kang

    News Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Successfully Completed 2nd Powered Test Flight

    They made it! Source:, Virgin Galactic