Four Launches Set for Next Three Days

Viewing zones for the Cygnus NG-10 launch from Wallops Island. (Credit: Northrop Grumman)

Hey everyone! Are you ready for some launches?

We’ve got four flights coming up in the next three days. So, fire up that computer and open your browser, you’ve got some launches to watch.

Editor’s Note: The Antares launch was shifted from Thursday to Friday due to weather.

Wednesday, November 14

Launch Vehicle: GSLV Mk.3
Payload: GSAT 29 communications satellite
Launch Time: 6:38 a.m. EST (1138 GMT)
Launch Site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

Thursday, November 15

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Payload: Es’hail 2 communications satellite
Launch Window: 3:46-5:29 p.m. EST (2046-2229 GMT)
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Friday, November 16

Launch Vehicle: Antares
Payload: NG-10 Cygnus International Space Station resupply mission
Launch Time: 04:23 EST (0923 GMT)
Launch Site: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia

Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Payload: Progress 71P International Space Station resupply mission
Launch Time: 1:14 p.m. EST (1814 GMT)
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

  • SamuelRoman13

    Bad weather, so Antares will launch on Fri. I did a little work on SSTO. Shutttle landed at 150,000lbs, so anything up to that can be done. F9 SSTO around 50.000lbs. 9 engines and all. NG told someone that they had no reusable on Antares. Come on NG you need to get those innovation people to work and innovate. You had an 6 seat A-6 Prowler I think it was called. So an A-6 Invader or Prowler 2. Have you heard of the Phantom Express? SSTO is better. Since you can’t use Russian engines, AR-1 ought to work. Since you have a lot of contracts for Antares, work with Russia( no more dropping rockets on poor people), Ukraine and Italy to build an SSTO. Maybe Canada, Japan, Brazil, England, France, Sweden Might like to build one. They can use the Russian engines you were suppose to buy. Anybody that can build an airplane can build and fly one.
    Since nothing is falling off, SSTO can take off from anywhere and if the runway is long enough, land anywhere. It might be best to launch from the west coast or where a lot of abort runways are available. Best would be able to tow the SSTO back to the launch pad. NASA was going to do a flight from NM and land in ND with theirs, before they cancelled it. 2 or 4 engines? shut all but one off and throttle it at the right point. Of course I might be totally wrong and it will not work.

  • P.K. Sink