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Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket completes static fire at MARS


Orbital ATK has conducted a crucial step in the return of its Antares rocket to flight operations later this year from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. This…

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Chinese Long March 4B lofts satellites for Ziyuan-3 and Aleph-1 programs


China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite on Monday around 03:17 UTC using the Long March 4B (Chang Zheng-4B) launch vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center’s…

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Russia deploys another GLONASS-M spacecraft via Soyuz 2-1B launch


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B has launched the latest GLONASS-M Global Navigation satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Launch occurred from Pad 43/4 at the spaceport, with T-0 reported as…

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ISS controllers complete BEAM module expansion


The International Space Station (ISS) gained a new module for the first time since March 2011 this weekend, with the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) expanded to its…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Thaicom 8 and nails another ASDS landing


SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket made its twenty-fifth flight – and its second of the month – on Friday, deploying Thailand’s Thaicom 8 communications satellite. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral…

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SpaceX line up latest Falcon 9 rockets for upcoming missions


SpaceX is working a conveyor belt of Falcon 9 rockets for what it hopes will be a record year of missions and achievements. The Falcon 9 that will…

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Soyuz ST-B launches Galileo towards FOC milestone


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B has successfully launched another pair of Galileo satellites from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Thursday. The launch of the FM10 and FM11…

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India successfully launches Reusable Launch Vehicle demonstrator mission


The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched a Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator mission. The flight began at 07:00 Indian Standard Time on 23 May (01:30 UTC),…

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ISS robotics assess AMS-02 health, potential EVA, five years into operations


The International Space Station’s robotic assets paid a recent visit to AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer -02) to survey the external health of the payload and gain imagery ahead of…

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Orbital ATK unveils cislunar habitat plan, potential missions for SLS and Orion


Orbital ATK has unveiled preliminary plans to place a four-person habitat in cislunar space by 2020. The announcement during testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on…

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