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Dave Adalian

Launches: Harmony is ESA’s 10th Earth Explorer mission

In Launches: The latest ESA FutureEO mission, Harmony, is the 10th mission in the Earth Explorer program. Learn more about it here.

Launches: Last West Coast Delta IV launch September 24

In Launches: The last Delta IV heavy-lift vehicle launch in California will carry the NROL-91 mission on September 24, 2022, from Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Launches: SpaceX tests Starship, gains clients

In Launches: SpaceX plans to make 100 trips to space in 2023, including new flights for old clients and former clients of the shunned Russian space agency.

Launches: Expedition 67 crew arrives safely at ISS

In Launches: An American astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts are now aboard the ISS after lifting off the morning of September 21, 2022.

Launches: SLS meets test goals despite leak

In Launches: NASA performed a test on the leak on Artemis' SLS fueling system on September 21, 2022, and said it met all test objectives.

California’s heatwave ranking law, and the global heat-response struggle

California has passed a law requiring a heatwave ranking system by 2025. But does the world need to coordinate its response to extreme heat?

Launches: Blue Origin crewed flights grounded

Today's Launches: The FAA has grounded crewed flights aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard until it can complete an investigation of a mishap on September 12, 2022.

Launches: CAPSTONE recovery efforts continue

In Launches: Controllers improved communications with the CAPSTONE spacecraft following a loss of control on September 8, 2022.

Launches: The Owl Spreads Its Wings September 15

2 launches scheduled for today are Rocket Lab Electron and SpaceX Falcon 9. Both are attempting to create globe-spanning satellite networks.

Launches: Mammoth BlueWalker 3 satellite heads to orbit

AST SpaceMobile's BlueWalker 3 communications satellite successfully launched to orbit on September 10, 2022. Astronomers are concerned.