New U.S. satellite to boost weather forecasts sent into space

Business / Tech Mar 2, 2018

New U.S. satellite to boost weather forecasts sent into space

The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky. Dozens of meteorologists gathered for the launch, including TV crews from the Weather Channel and WeatherNation. GOES-S is the second satellite in an approximately $11 billion effort ...

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

World Apr 14, 2015

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket — and an innovative attempt to land it on an ocean barge — were postponed on Monday due to poor weather at the Florida launch site, officials said. The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the ...

NASA scrubs Orion test flight; launch reset for Friday

World Dec 5, 2014

NASA scrubs Orion test flight; launch reset for Friday

The launch of NASA's deep-space Orion capsule for a test flight around Earth was delayed on Thursday after a last-minute technical problem with its rocket, NASA said. United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing that builds and flies the Delta 4 rocket, ...