Recent Launch News
Getting All Fueled Up Is EUTELSAT 8 West B Satellite @ Arianespace Ops Base
Built by Thales Alenia Space, EUTELSAT 8 West B is a 5.8-metric-ton-class relay platform that features 40 operational Ku-band transponders.
GSA Awards A Wallops Win
"The team has made tremendous strides over the past several years and has been consistently recognized by the scientists we support for our capabilities and 'can do' spirit."—Shane Dover, chief of the Wallops' aircraft office and NASA research pilot.
Arianespace's Upcoming Vega Push Is Underway As Two Zerofire Stages Arrive In French Guiana
The mission to loft LISA Pathfinder is designated Flight VV06 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system, and will be the sixth Vega launch from the Spaceport since its introduction.
Now Entering The Arianespace Clean Room — Galileo #9 + #10
Galileo is the European satellite navigation initiative that will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the world through a constellation of 24 satellites and six spares, as well as associated ground infrastructure.
Beidou Betterment x2 Blasts Off From Xichang Satellite Launch Center
The two satellites reached their target orbits 3-1/2 hours after the launch and they will be used to test a new type of navigation signaling and inter-satellite links, and also provide navigation services.
A 3-D Printed UAS Successfully Launches + Flies From Royal Navy Warship
"The Royal Navy's Maritime Capability organisation is very interested in conceptual applications of unmanned and highly automated systems."—Royal Navy's Commander Maritime Capability (Aviation), Cdr. Bow Wheaton.
Frequency Electronics Delivers To FAA's GPS WAAS Program ... Unique Proprietary High Precision Quartz Technology
These multi-channel receiver/down converters on hosted payloads are integral to the WAAS program serving as air navigation aids
Scientific Satellite Launch Is In China's Plans For 2016
The first satellite of the space studies program is a dark matter particle explorer satellite, expected to be launched by the end of this year.
Launcher Elements For A Dual Launch Mission In September Arrive In French Guiana For Arianespace Action
The Ariane 5 launch this September with NBN Co 1A and ARSAT-2 is designated Flight VA226 in Arianespace's numbering system.
EUMETSAT Eager To Take Command Of MSG-4
During commissioning, EUMETSAT will conduct an extensive testing program to verify the end-to-end system performance.
EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34 Co-Passengers + Will Be Seventh Liftoff In 2015 At Arianespace
These pre-launch activities kicked off this month, following separate arrivals of the two spacecraft.
A Fun Twist Despite Today's Scrub Of ULA's Launch ... WGS-7 And James Bond 007
Having a little fun the mission painted on the side of the Delta IV rocket that houses WGS-7 says License to Communicate...
Scrub-A-Dub-Dub... ULA's Launch Of Air Force's WGS-7 Postponed
Potential for high winds are the culprit that postponed today's launch.
NASA Tests Most Powerful Rocket Ever Built ... To Take Humans Deeper In Space Than Ever Before
The SLS is being developed to carry humans deeper into space than ever before, to such destinations as an asteroid and Mars.
Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 Reflight Satellite Departs ISS For A 90-Day Mission
“The successful deployment of the A3R is a significant milestone for Planetary Resources as we forge a path toward prospecting resource-rich asteroids."—Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., co-founder + co-chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
Boeing's WGS 7 For USAF Going Way Out There On July 22 From Cape Canaveral AFS
"WGS-7, built by Boeing, is the first satellite under the contract that will produce vehicles 7-10."—Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Space & Missile Systems Center Commander + Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space.
SpaceX Offers This Update On Their CRS-7 Anomaly Investigation
Our investigation is ongoing until we exonerate all other aspects of the vehicle, but at this time, we expect to return to flight this fall and fly all the customers we intended to fly in 2015 by end of year.
Arianespace Receives EUTLESAT 8 ... Preparations Begin For August 20 Launch
designed to bring powerful new satellite broadcasting resources for Eutelsat Communications to the Middle East and North Africa...
A Venus Venue For India + The United States?
Exploring Venus could be the next logical step as India has already been to Mars, Earth’s neighbor and, if all goes well, in a few years, an Indian rocket will lift off and head towards the inside of the Solar System.