Recent Launch News
Proton Push For Intelsat-31 Satellite Now Possesses A "TBD" Launch Date
"Technical reasons" are offered as the reason for this new delay.
Arianespace Gettin' Ready For Tomorrow's Launch... Sending Two More Up To Galileo + They're Not Done Yet
This mission... will orbit the 13th and 14th Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capacity) satellites.
Thales Alenia Space's ExoMars Spacecraft Passes Muster Enroute To Mars...
“We are delighted to confirm that the spacecraft is in excellent shape, everything being proceeding on schedule and to ensure that..."
OSIRIS-REx Arrives At Kennedy Space Center For September Launch
As currently planned, the spacecraft will reach its near-Earth asteroid target, called Bennu (formerly 1999 RQ36), in 2018.
Arianespace's Soyuz Is Standing Tall + In Final Stages For Launch
Soyuz marked another key step toward Arianespace’s May 24 mission—which is to orbit the latest two FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites for Europe’s Galileo space-based navigation system.
The Second Stage Of The Electron Launch Vehicle Is Qualified By Rocket Lab
The company had also qualified its 3D-printed engines, called Rutherford, which drive the rocket.
Lockheed Martin Factors For The Future... Building GPS With Evolution In Mind For US Air Force
...the Air Force’s next acquisition will be able to offer on-orbit re-programmability so they can be upgraded in space to add new signals or missions, a first for the GPS constellation.
Arianespace's Fregat's Fueling Facility Preps For Soyuz Launch To Galileo Constellation
Named the FCube (Fregat Fueling Facility), the purpose-built installation is utilized to "top off" Fregat upper stages during Soyuz launch campaigns at the Spaceport.
SSTL Celebrates As They Roll The Last Of The 22nd Galileo Payload Off Production Line...
There must have been a few champagne toasts to celebrate this momentous event.
Yaogan-30 Satellite Is Launched By China
The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.
Arianespace Processing For BRIsat Is Underway
Preparations have included the fit-check, which is a regular milestone for Arianespace spacecraft passengers.
Russia's Glonass-M Satellite Launch Is Pushed Out
Testoyedov said that this launch delay was the decision of the state commission.
Blacker Than Space Vantablack Incorporated Into The Kent Ridge 1 Satellite
The Vantablack coating minimizes interference resulting from stray-light inside the star trackers.
The Integration Of Danielé By Arianespace
Prime contractor OHB System in Bremen, Germany produced the satellites, and their onboard payloads are supplied by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), which is 99-percent owned by Airbus Defence and Space.
Cygnus Service Module Makes It To Wallops From Orbital ATK's Virginia Facility
The service module is an integral part of the Cygnus spacecraft and contains the avionics, electrical, propulsion and communications systems.
Orbital ATK Ships CRS Hardware... Preparations Continue For ISS Crews' Supplies
It’s a key step forward for the upcoming OA-5 mission as the service module for the Cygnus spacecraft has arrived at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
BRIsat And EchoStar 18 Being Primed By Arianespace For Mission
BRIsat was delivered by a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner, which touched down at Félix Eboué Airport near the French Guiana capital city of Cayenne.
SSL's Satellite Launched For SKY Perfect JSAT Performs Perfectly
SKY Perfect JSAT is Asia’s largest satellite operator with a fleet of 15 satellites, and Japan’s only provider of both multi-channel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications services.
China's New Long March-7 Rocket En Route To Launch Location
It has taken researchers eight years to develop the medium-sized rocket.
A Pair Of Galileo Push Offs For Arianespace
This month’s dual Galileo payload mission is designated Flight VS15 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system.