Recent Launch News
Aerojet Rocketdyne Propels + Pushes GPS IIF-8 Satellite Upwards
Propulsion included an RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine, a dozen attitude control thrusters and six helium pressurization tanks.
MISHAAL Aerospace Wins Another Contract...Outernet is All In With Their Small Sats
...wants to offer a mobile service from a constellation of Cubesats sent to Low Earth Orbit to provide news, education and emergency alerts to the 60 percent of humanity who do not have access to it.
UPDATE: Orbital Sciences...Antares Rocket's Catastrophic Failure, Total Loss, No Casualties—AIB Formation Initiated
An extremely rare and catastrophic incident took place shortly after liftoff...
ATK's Major Roles In GPS IIF-8 Launch
“The Atlas V and GPS programs encompass the scope and scale of ATK’s highly engineered products and affordable innovation."
Russian Meridian Satellite Makes For Space
The Fregat upper stage with a Meridian dual-use communications satellite had successfully separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket.
Russia Readies for Launch of a Bunch of 70 Proton Rockets by 2020
[SatNews] The Proton-M has experienced several failures in 2013 and 2014.
Third Group Of Four Satellites Should Realize Release This December
“These additional satellites will provide more capacity and drive even higher performance."
Deep Space Industries Takes Orbital's Loss to Heart with ARKYD 3 Part of the Tragedy
"We are not competitors as much as we are compatriots, working towards the same goal: the opening of space for humanity. "
Arianespace's GSAT-16...Heavy Passengers Arrive + Pass a Milestone
How do you handle a heavy-lift passenger? Very carefully.
Arianespace, ESA + CNES' VV04...Don't Break Out the Champagne...Yet
Additional flight trajectory analyses have impacted the original launch date.
NASA + Orbital... Scrub a Dub Dub... How Can a Boat Prevent a Launch? A Wallops of a Story
Everything is in place for a launch to resupply the space station, but wait, "Ahoy there," what is a boat doing in the area reserved for a launch?
Virgin Atlantic’s 787 Dreamliner Keeps Customers Connected
The modern flight experience includes eXConnect Ku-Band Wi-Fi connectivity, Vera Touch 2 in-flight entertainment, and the ultimate #SkyhighSelfie in conjunction with Wavealot.
SpaceX Dragon Is a Real Work Horse...More Than 3,000 lbs From ISS
Science samples from the International Space Station will aid NASA in their goal of long-duration human spaceflight in deep space.
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.