If you are lucky, the plan to launch a US spy satellite this afternoon (November 13) may trigger a wave of four liftoffs in four days.
The classified NROL-101 spacecraft of the National Reconnaissance Agency is scheduled to be launched from the United States United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida, at 5:13 pm Eastern Time (2213 GMT) today. Launched on the V rocket.You can see that task Live at Space.com, Provided by ULA or directly through the company.
If everything goes according to plan, several other rockets will take off in a relatively rapid sequence.For example, SpaceX plans to launch its Crew 1
Next is Rocket Lab, which will open on Sunday (November 15th) at 8:44pm Eastern Standard Time (November 16th 0144 GMT) in a nearly three-hour window to perform Return the task of the “sender” task from New Zealand. “Return to sender” will carry 30 satellites into earth orbit with soft splash and Recovery of the first stage of the rocket laboratory’s electronic booster.
The successful completion of the quartet is Ariane Space. Its Vega rocket will launch two research Earths from French Guiana at 8:52 pm Eastern Standard Time (November 17th 0152 GMT) on Monday (November 16). Satellite.
After these four days, there are more actions: SpaceX launched the classified NROL-108 mission for the National Reconnaissance Agency as early as November 18. According to the current Spaceflight. Elon Musk’s company also plans to launch the Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich Earth Observation by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and several European partners on November 21 satellite.
So be excited, but also be prepared for possible disappointments: there is no guarantee that any of these rockets will take off on time, because Last August, a similar “launchapalooza” attack display.
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