Recent Launch News
Arianespace, ESA + CNES' VV04...Don't Break Out the Champagne...Yet
Additional flight trajectory analyses have impacted the original launch date.
Europe's IXV Getting Set For Another Flight Via Vega
November’s Vega mission with IXV is designated Flight VV04 in Arianespace’s numbering system...
SpaceQuest Signs with MISHAAL Aerospace...One Makes 'em the Other Launches 'em When They're Ready
...the objective is to provide a turn-key, and cost-effective, approach to space access making it more common place and accessible.
UPDATE: Russian Express-AM6 Satellite Is Off + Away Via A Proton-M
"With the new satellite in action, the overarching task of broadcasting nationwide television programs from Kaliningrad to Irkutsk will be addressed."
From MARS To The ISS For Orbital's Cygnus On November 2nd...
Post-storm, all is OK for the tracking station in Bermuda for this upcoming launch...
NASA's Webb's Critical Heart Monitoring...'Patient' Survives Coldest Place Ever On Earth
This is 260 degrees Fahrenheit colder than any place on the Earth’s surface has ever been.
A Collaborative Effort at 55.5 Degrees West For HISPASAT + Intelsat
The two operators will continue to co-locate Intelsat's Galaxy 11 satellite and HISPASAT's Amazonas 1 satellite at this position until the end of 2015.
China's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center Now Complete... Next Step, Get A Rocket, A Satellite + Then Launch
[SatNews] As the new center faces the sea to the south and east, there is also no danger of debris from launch vehicles falling into residential areas.
Kacific to Bring Broadband to Kiribati's Most Remote Islands
The agreement comes just as the Pacific island nation plans to privatize its state-owned telecommunications service.
AMSAT Wants You — Design The Next Generation of CubeSat Satellites
Ideas should be based on the CubeSat platform, the standard through which AMSAT will look for launches in the foreseeable future.
DIRECTV 14's Voyage To French Guiana From SS/L Is Accomplished For Arianespace Launch
“DIRECTV 14 shows our commitment to the latest in satellite technology..."
EIAST Completes KhalifaSat's 'Home Grown' Design... First to be Designed + Built in the UAE
In order to achieve all of the new features for the satellite, the company has plans to develop several new technologies.
UPDATES Ariane 5 Lifts Off With Intelsat 30 and ARSAT-1 Brings DIRECTV + Space Communications to Argentina
The launch is now underway following Ariane 5’s liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana, burning 5 tons of fuel per second.
NASA's SMAP Arrives + Prepares to Dig In + Study Earth's Moisture
SMAP will provide the most accurate, highest-resolution global measurements of soil moisture ever obtained from space and will detect whether the ground is frozen or thawed.
Arianespace's AVUM Gets Gassed Up + Ready to Roll
...uses liquid bipropellant for primary maneuvering, along with cold gas for attitude control...
PSLV-C26 Launches IRNSS-1C Navigation Satellite
The Third Navigation Satellite Is Launched By The ISRO
Intelsat 30 + ARSAT-1 Are Given The Green Light For Their Ariane-5 Launch By Arianespace
Flight VA220 is given a "go"...
Arianespace's Two Separate Milestones + In Preparation For Soaring
[SatNews] Two successful milestones completed in preparation for a launch.
Innovative Solutions In Space Is Preparing To Launch KARI's CubeSats Design Winners
“We look forward to having these first CubeSat contest satellites launched next year.”
Arianespace' Lightweight Vega Prepped With IXV Spaceplane For Fourth Spatial Excursion
The mission’s IXV passenger is an atmospheric reentry demonstrator designed to flight test technologies and critical systems...