Coast-to-Coast with the Atlas V

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 […]

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Landsat launches at Vandenberg!

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 […]

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