Three Launches in less than 24 hours

Yesterday and rolling into the early morning hours of today, we had three rocket launches from around the globe. To kick start the the trio rocket launch was SpaceX’s Falcon 9 (B1059.1) for NASA’s Cargo Resupply Services CRS-19 to the international space station. The launch occurred at 12:29 p.m. EST on December 5, 2019 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

SpaceX Falcon 9 B1059.1 CRS19 Dragon

The 2nd launch was Rocket Lab’s space flight share rocket, Electron. The mission name was ‘Running Out Of Fingers’. Rocket Lab launched from the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island on December 6, 2019 at 3:18 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 1.

Rocket Lab rocket ELECTRON mission Running Out Of Fingers
Live Webcast of ELECTRON “Running out of Fingers” | from Rocket Lab

The third and final rocket launch within this 24 hour period goes to Roscomos’ rocket Soyuz-2.1a. On December 6, 2019 at 4:34 a.m. EST the Progress MS-13 cargo space craft launched from launchpad #31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. This was a second cargo resupply mission to the international space station in 24 hours.

Roscosmos Soyuz2.1a MS-13 Progress
Roscosmos Soyuz 2.1a Progress MS-13 | Image: Roscosmos Live Feed

And that’s all folks. Less than 24 hours, 3 rocket launches. What an exciting time this is. Plenty of more launches in the near future. For more info, please see our Rocket LAUNCH SCHEDULE page. See you out there!

Jon Van Horne
Jon Van Horne

He began his career in media as a multimedia designer and developer in Montreal, Quebec. He developed a passion for media during his job in Photography and Video at a Montreal media content company. Other passions in media, photography/videography and soon going back to school in engineering.