Recent Launch News
United Launch Alliance (ULA) + National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)—Send Off Set For Tomorrow (Launch)
[SatNews] Another crucial launch is set for tomorrow,...
SpaceX + SES-8= Ho! Ho! Ho! It's A Go! Falcon 9 Completes First Geostationary Transfer Mission (Launch)
[SatNews] “The successful insertion of the SES-8 satellite confirms the upgraded Falcon 9 launch vehicle delivers to the industry’s highest performance standards...”
China—Chang'e-3 Has A Firm Earth-Moon Transfer Orbit (Launch)
[SatNews] The Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe blasted off from the launch pad at...
Inmarsat + International Launch Services (ILS) + Willis Group Holdings—It's A GX Date (Launch Preparation)
[SatNews] Inmarsat, (LSE:ISAT.L) has confirmed the launch date for the first of its game-changing...
SpaceQuest Satellite...Santa Isn't The Only One Who Flies From The North Pole... Just Ask These Kids (Micro Satellite Launch)
[SatNews] NORTH POLE, Alaska — The Perry kids have gone from the Last Frontier to the Final Frontier in the past week.
SpaceX Plans For Tuesday's Falcon 9 Launch For SES... And Prepares To Break A Monopoly (Launch)
[SatNews] SES is paying SpaceX about $55 million for the launch, a fraction of what competitors in Russia and Europe charge for rides on Proton and Ariane rockets.
Lockheed Martin Tests 'em Then U.S. Navy Welcomes MUOS-2 Satellite, Ground Stations
[SatNews] The testing is done, they passed muster, and now the U.S. Navy takes on three of them.
United Launch Alliance Celebrates A Golden Oldie Moment.... 50 Years Since Centaur's Launch
[SatNews] “By harnessing the power of liquid hydrogen to launch payloads to space, both near and far, the Centaur is the benchmark by which all other are measured.”
exactEarth—Constellation Beefed Up By One (Launch)
[SatNews] exactEarth Ltd. has launched an advanced AIS satellite that will extend its...
Planet Labs—Doves Flocking To Space (Launch)
[SatNews] Planet Labs has successfully launched its most recent satellites, Dove 3 and Dove 4, into...
Europe's Gaia To Survey A Billion New Stars, New Sources – Supernovae, Extreme Variable Stars And Blazars
[SatNews] "For the first time, we will be able to see the Milky Way in 3-D. In fact in 6-D—where stars are, and how they are moving.”
UPDATE: SpaceX + SES A Falcon Is Delayed Until Turkey Day... And Now Delayed Until Turkey Leftovers On Monday (Scrubbed Launch)
[SatNews] A launch will put this satellite into an elliptical orbit that reaches more than 50,000 miles (80,000 km) from Earth, about a quarter of the way to the moon.
NewSat Completes Construction...Puts A Bird In Storage + Trades Shares
The construction of NewSat’s Jabiru-2 satellite has successfully been completed...
SES, SpaceX + Orbital Sciences—Set To Deliver More Coverage For APAC Markets (Satellite—Launch Preparations)
[SatNews] SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that the launch of the SES-8...
ISRO—After Mars Orbiter, More Bookings (Business)
[SatNews] The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now launch...
ESA + Arianespace Prep Largest Digital Camera To Survey A Billion Stars...How Do They Answer? (Launch)
[SatNews] ...sweeping its two telescopes across the entire sky and focusing their light simultaneously onto a single digital camera, the largest ever flown in space—it has nearly a billion pixels.
NASA Releases CubeSats From ISS...Fly Babies Fly!
[SatNews] Little squares now have a special space in space.
ESA's Swarm Begins Watch Of Earth's Magnetic Shield... From The Center Of The Earth + Beyond
[SatNews] ...will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our planet’s core to the heights of its upper atmosphere.
AMSAT UK—A Launch For Educational Outreach... Signals Received (Satellite)
[SatNews] A new educational satellite has been successfully launched and its first signals have...
Skybox Imaging Launches SkySat-1...Greatly Improving Their Image + Others As Well (Launch)
[SatNews] This is only the fifth organization that is licensed to provide high-resolution space-based imagery of Earth.