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Russian Progress M-28M completes critical ISS cargo run


The Russian Progress M-28M cargo ship has successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) following its launch on a Soyuz-U rocket. The mission returned the Progress to…

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SpaceX working toward Falcon 9 diagnosis ahead of treatment


SpaceX is deep into an internal mishap investigation following the loss during First Stage flight of a Falcon 9 rocket with the CRS-7 Dragon. While the Second Stage is considered to be the main…

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NASA told to resolve SLS Upper Stage dilemma


NASA officials have admitted the interim Upper Stage for the Space Launch System is at the top of their “worry list”, as the Agency’s key advisory group insists…

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 fails during launch following second stage issue


SpaceX launched its eighth Dragon resupply mission, on a flight that was scheduled to loft cargo to the International Space Station – along with a docking adaptor for…

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SpaceX conducts Falcon 9 Static Fire ahead of key ISS mission


SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire of its Falcon 9 v1.1 on Friday, a key milestone ahead of Sunday’s planned launch of the CRS-7/SpX-7 Dragon to the International…

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Chinese Long March 4B conducts surprise Gaofen-8 launch


The Chinese have conducted another surprise launch on Friday with the launch of an Earth Observation System satellite called Gaofen-8. The launch took place at 06:22 UTC via…

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World launch markets look toward rocket reusability


What was once thought to be a pipe dream of having a reusable system of rocket and rocket components to reduce the overall cost of spaceflight is now…

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Soyuz 2-1B launches third Persona-1 spy satellite


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B launch vehicle has successfully launched with the third and possibly final Persona-1 reconnaissance satellite – also known as Kvarts – into space on Tuesday. The…

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Vega successfully launches Sentinel-2A mission


Arianespace’s Vega rocket successfully completed her fifth launch, this time lofting the Sentinel-2A satellite – the latest spacecraft in Europe’s series of Earth observation satellites for the Copernicus…

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Plum Brook prepped for EM-1 Orion Service Module testing


Testing of Orion’s Service Module will be conducted at NASA Glenn’s Plum Brook Station this year in preparation for Exploration Mission -1 (EM-1). The Service Module is being…

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