Recent Launch News
Nasa Confirms Ocean Moon Mission ... Europa Clipper
"We are all excited about the decision that moves the Europa Clipper mission one key step closer to unlocking the mysteries of this ocean world,"
L-2 Readiness Review of ULA Launch of USAF's GPS III SV02 Mission .... and a Statement from ULA
It is estimated that more than four billion military, commercial and civil users worldwide connect with the Global Positioning System (GPS).
China's ChinaSat-18 Experiencing Anomalies
The ChinaSat 18 satellite was launched at 8:03 p.m. (Beijing Time) on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the...
UPDATE: Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Their "Look Ma No Hands" Mission + USAF Comments
Rocket Lab's Lift-off of the Look Ma, No Hands mission occurred at 12:12 UTC on August 19, 2019, from the company's ...
China's Inaugural Smart Dragon-1 Rocket Launch is Successful
The rocket, developed by the China Rocket Co. Ltd. affiliated to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT), blasted off from the...
NASA Puts Alabama Center in Charge of Moon Lander Program, Drawing Texans’ Ire
To be fair, Texas is getting a piece of the action in NASA’s Artemis moon program as well: NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
Seeking a PSLV Manufacturer is NewSpace India's Quest
The company will initially outsource five PSLVs — Indian rockets that can lift light payloads to LEO some 600 km in space. NSIL has called a pre-bid...
ULA's Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch Astrobotic Payloads to the Moon
Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander will launch on a Vulcan Centaur rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in ...
Virgin Galactic Showcases Their Operations @ Spaceport America
Virgin Galactic has unveiled the next step of moving the aerospace industry forward in New Mexico and is a vital step toward commercial space flight...
Turkey’s Active Communications Satellite Fleet to Grow to Six
Turksat 5A is being made to earn new rights of frequencies. Turksat 5B, on the other hand, will increase the capacity at 42 degrees east longitude
Meeting the Needs for Expanded Space Missions ... ULA's Vulcan Centaur Rocket Ships to Florida Late in 2020
In the factory, the fabrication of the structure for the first Vulcan Centaur rocket continues, and the team recently completed the booster structural ...
The International Astronautical Federation and GK Launch Services Offer a Free Ride for a 1U Cubesat
A joint IAF – GK Launch Services Selection Board will review the applications and select the winner, who will be announced at the IAC 2019...
Lasers and Machine Guns: Why Russia Should Fear France’s Killer Satellites
“If our satellites are threatened, we envisage blinding those of our enemies. We will judge the moment and the means of retaliation.”
A Series of Satellites Will Be Launched to Identify the Largest Producers of Greenhouse Gases
The production of greenhouses gases like methane often get underestimated. These satellites could provide more accurate readings.
LeoLabs Unveils Commercial Satellite Tracking Service for Smallsat and Cubesat Operators
LeoTrack promises satellite operators a range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking of satellites, orbital state vectors, real-time orbit visualisation and more.
Vector's First is Small ... a USAF Launch Contract for Small Launch Tasking
The ASLON-45 Space Vehicle (SV) manifest will consist of multiple 3U and larger U.S. Government cubesats to LEO at a 45 degree inclination, with all ....
A TWEET Statement from USAF Space and Missile Systems Center ... AEHF-5 Successfully Launches
"Jumping for joy after a successful launch and separation"
Spaceflight Inc. Purchases First Commercial SSLV Mission from NewSpace India Limited
Spaceflight has already sold-out the entire manifest for this secured SSLV-D2 launch with spacecraft from an undisclosed U.S.-based satellite...
UPDATE: They're 'Talking' ... USAF's 4th Space Ops is in Communications with Lockheed Martin's AEHF-5 Satellite
The squadron began “flying” the satellite shortly after it separated from its United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes...
Rocket Lab Working on Recovery and Reuse of Their Electron Launch Vehicle
Work on Rocket Lab’s Electron first stage reuse program began in late 2018, at the end of the company’s first year of orbital launches. The plan to...