Recent Launch News
UPDATE: Iran's Controversial Attempt to Launch a Satellite Ends Up a Moot Point as Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit
The U.S. and its allies allege the same satellite-launching technology could be used to develop long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
Australia Hosts 'Space City' and Welcomes Talent from Around the World
“grow the Australian space industry,” including $26 million to help launch the agency which will “coordinate domestic space activities for Australia”.
Aireon’s Payload Joins ADS-B Payload Family On Orbit
This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program...
Forrester Reports: Ten Percent Staff Cuts by SpaceX
After the cut-backs SpaceX, will have about 6,000 staff on the payroll. It is not yet clear whether it is Musk’s rocket division or his new ‘Starlink’...
A Key Role to be Played by GMV in the ESA and NASA's Mars Sample Return Mission
Running from 2020 to 2030, the international mission will comprise at least three launches from Earth and one more rocket liftoff from Mars, with the...
UPDATE: Arianespace Soyuz to Launch the CNES EyeSat Smallsat and to Deliver ANGELS to Space
ANGELS will be launched as an auxiliary payload with the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG 1) and CHEOPS satellites...
China's Long March 3B Rocket Thrusts the Zhongxing-2D Satellite to Orbit
Liftoff of the enhanced Long March 3B launch vehicle occurred at 17:11 UTC January 10 (01:11 Beijing time, January 11) at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre...
Elon Musk Shows Off Starship
On Friday, January 11, Musk stated that SpaceX had completed the installation of a Starship reusable space-rocket system launch vehicle for a...
Fait Accompli and Adieu! As the Last Batch of Iridium® NEXT Satellites are Launched
the first time an operator and a manufacturer have worked together replacing a constellation of 66 satellites, one-by-one, with no user service interruption
Maxar’s SSL Selected to Define Small Satellite Requirements to Detect Methane Emissions for Environmental Defense Fund
named MethaneSAT, will enable Environmental Defense Fund to change the way detection and analyzation is established of methane emissions ...
Iran Says Its Rockets will Send Two Satellites into Orbit, Despite U.S. Concerns
Iran’s plans for sending satellites into orbit defies a resolution that Iran takes no action related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
NASA's Expedition 58 Crew Pack the Returning SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft with Science Experiments and Hardware
Ready to head home to Earth the Expedition 58 crew busily packed the SpaceX Dragon with science experiments and hardware.
GSAT-31 Arrives in French Guiana for Arianespace Launch on February 5 with Co-Passenger HS-4/SGS-1
This newly-delivered passenger for Ariane 5 was flown to South America aboard an Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner, which landed at Félix Eboué Airport...
Fewer Taiwanese Satellites Will Be Launched by SpaceX After Original Plans are Scaled Back
It originally had 13 micro satellites in two groups, but the two sides agreed to scale back to the six-microsatellite formation due to budget constraints.
The U.S. Recognizes China as a Space Rival and Takes Notice
The rover, Jade Rabbit 2, has rolled down onto the surface, and its radar and panoramic camera have been activated and are working normally.
Space History Written by China as Chang'e-4 Rover Lands on the Far Side of the Moon
successfully completing the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon close-up images of the unexplored region of the moon were then captured ...
Latest News, ULA and NRO Scrub Saturday's Launch ... No New Date Given
“we understand that this is a high-priority mission for the nation’s warfighters and we take our commitment to safety and mission assurance seriously.”
Iranian Commander States They Have Radars to Monitor Satellites in LEO
“Today, we have achieved world’s modern technology by relying on domestic capabilities despite economic, scientific and technical boycott.”
Why Swarm Technologies Had to Pay FCC $900,000 for SpaceBEE Picosatellites Settlement
The FCC determined that Swarm had launched the four SpaceBEEs from India and had unlawfully transmitted signals between Earth stations in ...
Russia Ramps Up for Two Soyuz Launches of UK Satellites in First Quarter of 2019
will arrive at the spaceport in mid-January to begin preparing Fregat for fueling and installing the equipment for placing OneWeb satellites on it.