Recent Launch News
NASA's TDRS-M Satellite Saga with Damaged Antenna ... Launch Remains In Flux — Maybe August
The initial launch date had to be scrubbed due to some problems that were encountered with the Omni S-band antenna on the spacecraft
Airbus - Precursor Preparations Before Launch of the Sentinel-5 Precursor Satellite
Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring program “Copernicus,” a joint European Commission–ESA undertaking that aims to acquire...
AsiaSat + KBZ Gateway - Myanmar Comms Partnership Extended
KBZ has expanded its C- and Ku-band capacity on the AsiaSat 4 and AsiaSat 7 satellites to meet the growing demands from clients in the...
Sierra Nevada Corporation + United Launch Alliance - DreamChaser's First Two Missions to be Boosted by Atlas V
The two awarded Atlas V missions will carry pressurized and unpressurized cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
Arianespace's Vega Will Deliver Twins ... Set For August 1, Earth Observation Payloads
Vega is prepared for the twin Earth observation payloads to be orbited on Arianespace’s August 1 mission
NASA and Boeing Feel the Pain ... Admit Damaged Antenna on the TDRS-M Satellite
... officials aren't committing one way or the other as to whether the damaged antenna will delay the launch.
Taiwan - FORMOSAT-5 Ships to Vandenberg AFB for SpaceX Launch
This is the first remote sensing satellite designed, manufactured, and controlled by the NSPO and domestic teams and the satellite succeeds...
ASTROSCALE's Satellite is a Kind of Magnetic Garbage Can
"Space is filled with trash, and if things continue as they have, space exploration will no longer be sustainable."
Russia's Record ... Launches 72 Small Satellites
Russia has never launched such a large number of satellites simultaneously.
Quantum Satellite Able to Do What All Never Thought Possible — Teleportation
In both cases, this was the first time these functions were performed in space and, therefore, represent a step toward quantum communications...
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) - Seeking Additional Space Launch Hardware Suppliers
The pace of Indian space launches is heating up and the ISRO has started scouting for additional manufacturers for most of their launch vehicle hardware...
NASA's Plans Are Unplugged for Manned Mars Mission ... Admits Can't Afford
"...at the budget levels we described, this roughly 2 percent increase, we don’t have the surface systems available for Mars."
Five BIRDS, a Japanese Arm and the International Space Station Succeed... CubeSats Conduct Communications
The challenges will be to distinguish each CubeSat from its companion spacecraft transmitting on the same frequency ...
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Launches Intelsat's Fourth in a Series
that will unlock new growth opportunities in applications including mobility, wireless infrastructure and private data networks
SpaceX's Launch of Intelsat's EpicNG Sends Number Four Soaring
Intelsat's payload of C-band wide- and spot-beams enables higher efficiency and improved throughput for applications including ...
Russia's Soyuz-2.1 Set to Launch 71 Smallsats Later This Week
The satellites will vary by their format: from 1U cubesat type space vehicles to micro-satellites, weighing up to 120 kilograms, will be launched for...
United Launch Alliance's Award to Launch the U.S. Air Force's STP-3 Mission
With a mission success record of 100 percent and a tremendous heritage of 71 consecutive successful Atlas V launches
RUAG Space's New Fairing Makes Debut on the Ariane 5 Launch
The first-of-its-kind payload fairing successfully performed on flight VA238...
Garnering $21 Million is Vector for their Launcher Family
Vector's vision is to reshape the multi-billion launch market and to combine dedicated, lower-cost launches for smallsats as well as for software defined...
NASA's TDRS-M Satellite Arrives Safely in Florida for ULA Launch
TDRS-M will expand the capabilities of NASA’s Space Network to support space communication for an additional 15 years.