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CRS-4: SpaceX Dragon heading back to Earth


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is concluding her successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a return to Earth on Saturday. The EOM (End Of Mission) events began…

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SNC reveals the DC4Science Dream Chaser variant


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is continuing to realign its Dream Chaser spacecraft’s aspirations, after losing out on future Commercial Crew Program funding from NASA. The company announced the Dream…

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China launches lunar sample return test mission


The Chinese have launched the third phase of its lunar exploration program on Thursday. Launch of the Chang’e-5-T1 mission took place at 1800UTC, utilizing a Long March-3C/G2 launch…

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Russian EVA-40 concludes final ISS spacewalk of 2014


Following two successful US EVA that, among other tasks, saw the failed ammonia Pump Module relocation and Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) changeout, the Russian members of the Expedition…

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Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM6 satellite – orbit unclear


The Russian Proton-M was back in action on Tuesday, tasked with lofting the Ekspress-AM6 communications satellite on a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its Briz-M Upper…

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China lofts Yaogan-22 via Long March 4C rocket


The Chinese have launched another new satellite in the military’s Yaogan Weixing series via the use of a Long March-4C (Chang Zheng-4C) rocket. The mission began with lift off…

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Mars fleet watch Siding Spring Comet flyby


C/2013 A1, better known as Siding Spring, has buzzed Mars, under the close watch of the international fleet of spacecraft and rovers that are residents of the Red…

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Third X-37B returns home after nearly two years in space


The third X-37B mission concluded on Friday, with the spaceplane finally making her return back to Earth after nearly two years in space. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle…

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Ariane 5 launches with ARSAT-1 and Intelsat DLA-1


An Ariane 5 ECA returned to action on Thursday evening, lofting two satellites into space. ArSat-1 and Intelsat DLA-1 (Intelsat 30) rode uphill on the Arianespace workhorse out of…

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Indian PSLV lofts IRNSS-1C satellite


India has launch its third navigation satellite Thursday morning local time, with a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) successfully carrying the IRNSS-1C satellite on the first leg of…

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