December 6, 2019

Photo: Andrew Burns and Simon Moffatt 

Later tonight, Rocket Lab is going for a second attempt to launch their Electron rocket, after a second stage umbilical had an issue that caused them to stand down from launching on November 28th. This will be the 10th flight of th...

November 11, 2019

Photo: Kevin Quick // Spaceflight News 

This morning at 9:56am ET, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Cape Canaveral, FL, carrying another batch of 60 Starlink satellites into Low Earth Orbit. This Falcon 9 included a reused...

October 30, 2019

Photo: NASA // Bill Ingalls 

Northrop Grumman is planning to launch their Antares rocket on November 2nd on a mission to supply the International Space Station with supplies and science experiments. Antares will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Isla...

October 27, 2019

The Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle successfully landed back at the runway at Kennedy Space Center early this morning at 3:51am ET. The spaceplane stayed in orbit around the Earth for 780 days, breaking its own record of time spent in space. The total number of...

October 6, 2019

Photo: NASA Kennedy

Northrup Grumman’s Pegasus XL launch vehicle is finally ready to launch NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) after being delayed for nearly a year.

In November of 2018, some of the sensor readings on the rocket were not within normal limits d...

August 22, 2019

This morning at 9:06am EDT, United Launch Alliance launched their Delta IV rocket in the medium configuration, with a 4-meter fairing and 2 solid rocket motors. It was carrying the GPS III satellite which is a more advanced and highly accurate GPS system for civil user...

August 22, 2019

 In just over 12 hours, United Launch Alliance will be launching their Delta IV rocket in it's "Medium" configuration consisting of a 4-meter fairing and 2 solid rocket boosters strapped to the sides of the main booster. After this launch, only the Delta IV Heavy rocke...

July 15, 2019

As most may remember - On April 20th, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft exploded at their landing zones during the abort motor testing of the recently-recovered spacecraft from the DM-1 mission. This was meant to do tests of the abort system after recovery ahead of using...

July 11, 2019

At 9:53pm ET, Arianespace launched their Vega rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates, named FalconEye1. It launched successfully from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, and had performed nominally up until first stage...

July 5, 2019

Credit: Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd 

Six of the 24 payloads that launched on Falcon Heavy last week were the constellation of COSMIC-2 microsatellites by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Space Organization (NSPO). Built on the...

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