It struck me how many launch sites are now in use: Florida, Virginia, California, Hawaii, Guiana, India, Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and probably others.
Specific dates are yet to be determined. As publicized earlier, Jason 3 has been delayed due to a 'dirty thruster'. SES 9 is the maiden flight of Falcon 9 v1.2 and as such this delay should come as no surprise.
This video was made via the "stop motion" animation technique. I moved the LP by 50 microns at a time, and captured a frame after each move. The setup inside the microscope was made possible by the fact that there are two separate stages with their own motion controls. I fixed the needle to one stage and the LP to the other so that I could get both parts into the frame at a good angle.
The Space Launch System (SLS), Orion spacecraft and commercial crew and cargo vehicles are complementing initiatives that will support NASA’s space exploration goals. The commercial crew and cargo launch vehicles will support human space operation in low-Earth orbit, which is creating a supply line to and from the International Space Station. These types of vehicles can travel to destinations hundreds of miles beyond Earth.
The SLS heavy-lift rocket is designed for missions beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space regions where humans have not traveled since Apollo sent humans to the moon more than 40 years ago. SLS offers more versatility and provides unsurpassed capability for humans in Orion to travel to an asteroid 40,000 miles beyond the moon and eventually to Mars more than a million miles away, and for robotic science mission to places such as Mars, Saturn and Jupiter's Europa.
Image Credit: NASA
Release Date: June 2014
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