Range Tracking

EchoStar-105/SES-11 & NROL-52: A comparison of day & night time exposures


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches EchoStar 105/SES-11 on 11 October 2017 at 6:53 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The rocket arcs over the Atlantic as seen in this sunset time exposure taken at Blockhouse Beach at Patrick Air Force Base. Click for more images and information about this launch.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches NROL-52 on 15 October 2017 at 3:28 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket arcs through star-filled skies over the Indian River Lagoon as seen in this time exposure from the Barber Bridge in Vero Beach, Florida. Click for a larger image and more information about this launch.

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