A sampling of recent articles, videos, and images dealing with space transport:

** SpaceX to try again to launch a Falcon 9 early Saturday morning with the Cargo Dragon for mission CRS-17 to the ISS. The liftoff is set for 2:48 am EDT (6:48 UTC) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The weather forecast gives a 70% chance of acceptable conditions for the 1 second launch window.

The SpaceX webcast will go live about 15 minutes before the launch time.

Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon for CRS-17 mission.

** Rocket Lab is also set to launch an Electron tomorrow morning with three USAF payloads

There will be a webcast on the website.

** Interstellar Technologies of Japan successfully launched the MOMO 3 suborbital rocket on Friday. The liftoff is at just after 1:29:00 into this video of the webcast:

[ Update: A nicer video with views from the rocket:


The rocket reached beyond the Kármán line according to this Tweet (Google translated):

The launch time of “shift MOMO3 to space quality” is at 5:45:0, and the arrival altitude is 113.4 km as a preliminary value, and the combustion time is about 118 seconds. The detailed values will be determined by the future analysis and will be announced again.

** Blue Origin released this video of highlights of yesterday’s New Shepard flight:

New Shepard had a great mission on May 2, 2019. This particular rocket has flown to space and back 5 times. The mission flew 38 payloads for a variety of schools, universities, government agencies and private companies.

More at Blue Origin | New Shepard Mission NS-11 Updates.


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