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SpaceX working Falcon 9 Static Fire options ahead of CRS-5 launch


The next Falcon 9 v1.1 set to launch out of Florida’s Cape Canaveral is still waiting to conduct her Static Fire test, following a scrubbed attempt on Tuesday….

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NASA evaluting modified Shuttle ACES for Asteroid EVA


NASA experts are evaluating the use of a modified version of the famous Space Shuttle launch and entry suit – or Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) – for…

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ILS Proton M marks 400th launch with Yamal-401


The Russian workhorse rocket, the Proton M, has conducted its 400th launch in the early hours of Monday, tasked with lofting the Yamal-401 satellite into orbit. The International…

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Atlas V launches NROL-35 out of Vandenberg


United Launch Alliance has conducted its final launch of 2014, making use of a new upper stage engine on its Atlas V rocket to deliver a National Reconnaissance…

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Long March 4C lofts Yaogan Weixing-25 mission


The Chinese successfully launched the Yaogan Weixing-25 mission – consisting of three satellites – from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Wednesday. The launch took place from the…

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EFT-1 Orion set for Christmas return to Florida


Following the 20,000+ mph return of the Exploration Flight Test -1 (EFT-1) Orion last week, the spacecraft is enjoying a more leisurely series of transits. After completing the ride…

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Return to Wallops: New Antares set for late 2015 hot fire


Repairs to the Antares launch facility at Wallops Flight Facility are expected to be completed within 12 months, in time for the return of the Orbital rocket –…

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200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4 for Brazil


The fifth cooperative mission between China and Brazil was launched at 03:26UTC on Sunday. In what was a milestone 200th launch for the Chinese rocket fleet, the CBERS-4…

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Ariane 5 successfully conducts dual launch out of Kourou


An Ariane 5 ECA launched on Saturday evening, lofting two satellites into space. DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 rode uphill on the Arianespace workhorse out of the European Spaceport in Kourou, French…

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EFT-1 Orion completes historic mission


For the first time since 1981 NASA test flew a new vehicle designed to carry astronauts into space. The unmanned Exploration Flight Test 1 mission, the maiden flight…

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