Recent Launch News
Packed + Ready To Rocket—Europe's IXV Spaceplane Awaits February 11th...
IXV is an atmospheric reentry demonstrator designed to flight test technologies and critical systems for Europe’s future automated reentry systems on their return from LEO.
ESA's Picasso CubeSat To Dig Into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Picasso is one of a number of CubeSat missions being backed by the In-Orbit Demonstration element of ESA’s General Support Technology Program.
NASA's Sounding Rockets Head Into Auroras
NASA suborbital sounding rockets carrying university-developed experiments were launched into auroras from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska.
ILS Proton Preps ...First Globally Available High-Speed Broadband Network Over Three Inmarsat-5 Sats
GX will consistently deliver higher performance through more compact terminals at a lower cost than existing VSAT services, making it accessible to many more users.
Proton-M Being Prepped For Inmarsat-5F2 Send Off
Now, the Proton-M booster with the Briz-M upper stage and the Inmarsat-5F2 satellite have been delivered to the propellant filling area.
ULA's Delta II Delayed...No Go...SMAP Satellite's Insulation Debonds
During inspections following the January 29 launch attempt, minor debonds to the booster insulation were identified.
The Power Of The Push For MUOS-3, Delivered By Aerojet Rocketdyne
"Being part of the means that delivers MUOS' state-of-the-art communications capabilities, allowing warfighters to connect from virtually any location around the world, is very satisfying."—Steve Bouley, V.P., Space Launch Systems, Aerojet Rocketdyne.
The Airbus D&S Built SES-12 Satellite Spatial Jump Will Be An Arianespace Affair
The payload of the hybrid SES-12 satellite consists of two distinct but complementary missions...
It's A Date...Launch Of Inmarsat's 2nd Global Xpress...Internet of Everything Will Become The Internet Of Everywhere
Global Xpress will deliver superfast connectivity to the remotest regions in the world – providing up to 100X faster broadband speeds on land, at sea and in the air
Siemens' Software Support Assists ULA Launch Of MUOS-3 Satellite
No less than 18 of the top 20 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the aerospace and defense sectors use Siemens PLM software solutions...
How Moog Helped MUOS-3 Slip Into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
The controller allows for commonality between the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles with a change in firmware rather than hardware.
Critical Components From ATK Assist In Taking MUOS-3 To Spatial Slot
“ATK continues to provide highly engineered, reliable products to our customers.”—Blake Larson, President, ATK’s Aerospace Group.
ULA + Lockheed Martin...Into The Night Sky A Successful Team Launches U.S. Navy’s MUOS-3
"The Atlas V generated more than two and half million pounds of thrust at liftoff to meet the demands of lifting this nearly 7.5-ton satellite."
ESA's IXV + Arianespace's Experimental Flight... What Goes Up Will Come Down...Where?
It will create the same conditions as a vehicle returning from low Earth orbit, at hypersonic and supersonic speeds due to thrusters and aerodynamic flaps.
U.S. Navy, ULA + Lockheed Martin's MUOS-3 Prep To Send Communications To Proctectors In Harm's Way
This government and contractor team knows how important this capability is for our protectors in harm’s way."
Orbital Sciences Rockets Into New Engine Contract With Energiya
The contract, that took Energia three years to prepare, envisages cooperation to last 15 to 25 years."
U.S. Navy's MUOS Mobile Warfighters...Weighs In As Heaviest Payload Atop ULA's Atlas 5
The MUOS-3 satellite will be the heaviest payload to ride into space atop any of ULA’s Atlas V launch vehicles.
U.S.A.F. + SpaceX...A Dragon Launches CATS Into Space
"...a laser instrument designed to measure clouds and the location and distribution of pollution, dust, smoke and other particles in the atmosphere."
ESA Clears Safety Concerns + Plans For Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, IXV...Soon
...the decision to postpone the launch was taken by the launch authorities as a result of safety concerns that required additional analysis.
Control Of Astra 2G Handed Over To SES By Astrium Defence & Space
ASTRA 2G is based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform.