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SpaceX set for historic Falcon 9 re-flight with SES-10


SpaceX will take a step into the future Thursday as it reuses for the first time the recovered first stage of a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket. Thursday’s mission,…

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Astronauts complete second EVA to prepare ISS for future crew vehicles


International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers have conducted the second of three EVAs on Thursday, as they upgrade the station, perform routine maintenance, and prepare the station for the…

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Blue Origin working towards making the Cape its Orbital Launch Site


A newly acquired environmental impact report has provided fascinating insights into Blue Origin’s plans to become a major player on the Space Coast. With a massive facility under…

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SES-10 F9 static fire – SpaceX for history books & first core stage re-flight


In what is anticipated to be the first of many such occasions, SpaceX has conducted the all-important static fire on Monday of the first stage of the Falcon…

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RS-25 engine controller involved in static fire test at Stennis


NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Syncom Space Services have conducted the first hot-fire test of a flight model RS-25 engine controller on Thursday afternoon. The eight-minute long test firing…

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In-space DNA sequencing success looks to increase capability with OA-7


When the SpaceX CRS-9 mission launched to the ISS last July, it took with it a first-of-a-kind experiment to examine the possibility of sequencing DNA in space.  Not…

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Air Force reveals plan for up to 48 launches per year from Cape Canaveral


Following the successful launch of a Delta IV rocket with the WGS-9 satellite Saturday night, Brigadier General Wayne R. Monteith and Major General David D. Thompson of the…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes homecoming to conclude successful ISS mission


The latest SpaceX Dragon spacecraft concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Unberthing of the CRS-10 Dragon from the orbital outpost on Sunday began the critical…

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ULA Delta IV successfully launches WGS-9


United Launch Alliance’s first Delta IV launch of 2017 carried a Wideband Global Satcom spacecraft (WGS-9) into orbit Saturday. The lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station…

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Japanese H-IIA rocket launches latest IGS spy satellite


Japan’s H-IIA rocket has lofted the next in a series of new-generation radar imaging satellite for the country’s military. The launch of latest IGS-5 spacecraft lifted off on…

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