Tonight there was yet another rocket launch, but this one has a fun story. And I take full credit for getting it on broadcast on television. Or at least that’s what I’ll tell myself.
SpaceX launched the EchoStar XXIII communications satellite early this morning, 2:ooam EST. It was in the middle of the night and actually cold out, but I dragged the gear to my spot to watch it go up.
After being scrubbed yesterday, the ULA Atlas V launched right on time tonight. The sky was clear and cloudless, so I shot in portrait to get some star trails at the top of the frame. Every other launch I watched from here has curved off to the north (left), this one went south and right out of frame. This is a 178…