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Delta II launches on penultimate mission with JPSS-1


United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched – at the third attempt – the penultimate Delta II mission on Saturday, carrying the JPSS-1 weather satellite on its path to orbit…

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SpaceX stands down Falcon launch of clandestine Zuma satellite


Just one month after the mission became public – and just seven months after its needed launch date was communicated to SpaceX – the commercial space juggernaut will…

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Long March 4C launches Fengyun-3D and HEAD-1 co-passenger


China launched its latest Fengyun-3 polar orbiting meteorological satellite on Tuesday via a Long March 4C rocket. Launch – which included the HEAD-1 satellite as a co-passenger – took…

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OA-8 Cygnus arrives and berths at the ISS


Orbital ATK’s Cygnus resupply ship has completed its rendezvous at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday morning. Cygnus launched to orbit on Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket from Wallops…

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Antares launches with OA-8 Cygnus en route to the ISS


Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket has launched a Cygnus spacecraft on Sunday, beginning the company’s CRS-8 Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff, from Launch Pad…

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Dream Chaser completes major Approach & Landing Test milestone


Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser has successfully completed the second attempt at its all-important Approach and Landing Test when it was dropped into a free-flight from a helicopter and…

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SpaceX static fires Zuma Falcon 9; engine test anomaly no issue for manifest


SpaceX has conducted the important static fire of the Falcon 9 rocket that will be tasked with lofting the secretive Zuma payload to Low Earth Orbit next Wednesday….

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Blue Origin remains on course for 2020 debut of New Glenn heavy lift rocket


With their large production facility on Merritt Island nearing completion of its initial build, construction of their launch pad and testing facilities proceeding well, and a successful first…

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SLS managers rally the troops to avoid EM-1 slip into 2020


With the Exploration Mission -1 (EM-1) launch date now officially set for the end of 2019, Space Launch System (SLS) managers have been sending out memos to the…

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Arianespace Vega rocket launches Mohammed VI-A


Europe’s Vega rocket has conducted its eleventh launch Tuesday, deploying Morocco’s Mohammed VI – A satellite following a late-night liftoff from the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French…

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