Launch activity: SpaceX Falcon 9 makes very rare polar launch from Cape Canaveral, Rocket Lab’s Electron returns to flight, as ULA Delta IV Heavy suffers hot-abort on launch pad (Updated)

Launch activity: SpaceX Falcon 9 makes very rare polar launch from Cape Canaveral, Rocket Lab’s Electron returns to flight, as ULA Delta IV Heavy suffers hot-abort on launch pad (Updated)

Given that Vandenberg, California, is the main launch site for US missions to polar and near polar Sun-synchronous orbit launches, it was a surprise that SpaceX elected to use Cape Canaveral to launch Argentina’s second three metric ton radar satellite,...
SES is first to announce launch contracts for its C-band clearance satellites choosing all-American launch providers ULA & SpaceX

SES is first to announce launch contracts for its C-band clearance satellites choosing all-American launch providers ULA & SpaceX

SES, the Europe-based operator of a global satellite fleet, has selected two American launch companies to fly its C-band replacement satellites. The contracts, announced on 5 August 2020, outline a single dual-payload launch for United Launch Alliance (ULA) and up to...