Recent Launch News
Third Indonesian Satellite To Launch Next Month
The satellite is named Telkom-3 and will support voice and data services.
Departing the ISS — Six CubeSats
These smallsats were pushed out of the ISS via the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD)
Prepping and Priming By Arianespace for Launch of Sentinel-2B
This Vega mission is part of another busy year for Arianespace’s launch services...
First Launch of the Year for Arianespace is to Carry Hispasat 36W-1 to Orbit
This geostationary satellite will be driven to orbit for the Spanish operator Hispasat using a Soyuz launch vehicle.
Gomspace Signs On With Chinese Private Launch Firm For Satellite Push
Landspace will use their Landspace-1 rocket to put Gomspace's satellites into orbit in 2018.
Singapore Slings Its Seventh Satellite From the ISS
"The long-term goal of the Kyutech-NTU joint space program is to do a lunar mission using the technologies demonstrated by these two satellites."
From France to Florida... Eurostar's SES-10 is on its Way for SpaceX Launch
SES-10 is the 45th satellite based on the Eurostar E3000 platform and the tenth to use electric propulsion for station-keeping.
ULA's L-1 Launch Tomorrow USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 One of the Nation's Highest Priority Programs
L-1 update of SBIRS mission... missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.
First Singaporean Satellite Takes Leave Of ISS
The satellite will conduct tests to evaluate the durability of commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors in space...
Japan's First Missile Defense Satellite Set For Launch
The goal of this satellite is to detect and then track missiles that are launched from North Korea...
China Plans to Launch an Earthquake Cognizant Satellite
This satellite may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes and is the nation's first, space-based platform for monitoring tremors.
ViaSat's New Satellite ...A Step Closer to Becoming First Global Internet Service Provider
ViaSat’s crown jewel stands 25-feet high, about 10 feet wide and, once its solar panels deploy in space, it will have a wingspan of 150 feet.
ULA NROL-79's Launch Date Troublesome... Working to Resolve Atlas V Booster Issue
... actively working to resolve Atlas V second stage booster issues discovered during vehicle testing.
Russia Admits Military Satellite Constellation...Surveillance of Enemy Vehicles and Vessels
has one important capability that its US-A predecessor didn't: to listen in on communications sent by enemy ships and vehicles, including communications using closed channels.
SpaceX's Successes... Launches Iridium's NEXT Satellites and the Booster Returns
...the new satellites will be positioned near a current generation satellite, each moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour as testing begins.
JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket
“It’s very regrettable. We’d like to determine the cause” of the failure,..."
Iridium's NEXT Generation Celebrates Launch of First 10 Satellites
the new satellites will be positioned near a current generation satellite, each moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour
ISRO's Aim of 103 Satellites' Launch... Forget Setting a Record Just Maximize Capability
"We are not looking at it as a record or anything."
Russia Makes Progress on Destruction of Progress MS-04 Cargo Vehicle
...the conclusion that the oxidizer tank of the third-stage engine was ripped open with an impact of fragments that emerged with the destruction of ...
China Shares Satellite's Shots ...First Hi-Res Earth Observation
Zhang said that compared with foreign commercial Earth observation satellites, SuperView satellites have better resolution, accuracy and coverage.