On January 21, just hours after a new President was sworn in, an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lit up the night sky over the Space Coast of Florida lifting the Lockheed Martin built, SBIRS GEO-3 satellite into orbit. The SBIRS GEO, or Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellite is the third […]
Although I photographed just three launches in 2016, the fewest for me since 2010. I still captured some favorite images and I figured I would share them. The highlight of the year would have to be the Delta IV Heavy launch, my favorite rocket currently flying, which also happened to occur on my birthday!
It has been nearly three years since my last blog post, which is kind of hard to believe, but I double-checked! I suppose that since we are at the dawn of a new year, now would be the perfect time to bring this blog back to life! As always, I will do my best to […]
The start of the New Year always brings on new goals and expectations. I am always on an never-ending quest to keep my photography fresh and different, this proves to sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to launch photography. While each launch is quite different, there are only so many locations around a […]
It is hard to believe that another year has already passed since I presented my favorite spaceflight photos of 2012, and wow, what a year that was with the Space shuttle delivery flights around the United States! This year however I got to focus on launches, five of them to be exact from the West […]
Just a month after photographing the launch of NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, I made my way to Florida’s Space Coast for the launch of the United States Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) satellite. Like Landsat, SBIRS would launch on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V […]
Over the past few days I have been in California covering my first launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) for SpaceflightNow. I had been looking forward to this trip some time and there were many unknowns going into it. Vandenberg is particularly famous for its low-lying cloud level which is similar to a thick […]