Recent Launch News
Both a New Launch Window and Manifest Additions for Rocket Lab Mission
‘It’s Business Time’ will launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, the world’s only private orbital launch facility. The site is licensed...
Iridium's NEXT Satellites are Tuned in and Turned On
Scott Smith, COO at Iridium said that the team at Iridium's Satellite Network Operations Center (SNOC) has only positive news to share ...
Airbus' GRACE-FO Satellites Successfully Soar From California ... Now the Work Begins
The satellites constantly measure the distance between each other to within a few microns using a microwave system built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion ...
Brown University Goes 'Cubist' and Sends Rhode Island's First Satellite Soaring
The satellite cost just $3,776 to make. The team bought the parts off the internet ... they built the solar panels from scrap pieces of larger panels.
NanoRacks Launches 15 SmallSats
The NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployer (ENRCSD) is installed on the exterior of the Cygnus service module with the capability to deploy satellites...
Iridium's Sixth Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch With 55 in Orbit, 20 More to Go
"With every successful launch, we are one step closer to Iridium NEXT being fully operational, which officially starts a new age of satellite connectivity.
AireonSM's Celebration of Good News... System Deployment and New Member of Their Ownership Family
"The addition of NATS to our ownership group is an undeniably significant show of the importance of what Aireon is bringing to the industry,
Thales Alenia Space Builds 'em ... More of Their NEXT Satellites in Orbit for Iridium's® NEXT Constellation
“Fifty-five Iridium® NEXT satellites are now in orbit and performance is exceeding expectations."
Aerojet Rocketdyne Heats Up for Lunar Robotic Missions With Low-Cost, High Thrust Space Engine
thrusters have propelled spacecraft to every planet in the solar system and interstellar space, and provided landing propulsion for Mars and asteroid ...
Ohio State University's First Smallsat Launched
Project leader Joel Johnson, a professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State, stated that the growth of man-made...
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Successfully Launches Iridium-6 and GRACE-FO Satellites
GRACE-FO’s interferometer will detect changes in distance ... changes on the order of 100 times narrower than a human hair.
NASA's UPDATE: Successful Orbital ATK Cygnus™ Launch to ISS Includes Lab that Creates Temperature 10 Billion Times Colder than Space
new Cold Atom Lab (CAL) on Cygnus could help answer some big questions. CAL creates a temperature 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space,
Lunar Comms Satellite Plus Two Smallsats Launched by China
The Chang’e-4 relay satellite, accompanied by two microsatellites, lifted off atop a Long March 4C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre at ...
University of Nairobi Encourages Others to Participate in Space Technology After Successful Satellite Launch
It is the first outer space object registered by Kenya and the first Kenyan Satellite that has gone into space orbit.
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Attend Two Industry Conferences with New Smallsat Technologies In Hand
SFL, which was established in 1998 as a self-sustaining specialty lab at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), has...
Back to Work They Go as United Launch Alliance's IAM Employees Approve New Contract
The new contract covers 600 bargaining unit employees from District Lodges #75, #166, including Locals #44, #610 and #2786 performing work on the ...
China's Good News for Private Companies, OneSpace Test Launch of OS-X Solid Rocket Travels Faster and Farther
has drawn comparisons in both Chinese and Western media between OneSpace and the early days of SpaceX, a U.S. startup founded in 2002 ...
One Day Delay for NEXT Iridium NEXT and NASA/JPL's Satellites Launch
NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences joined forces for GRACE-FO. The satellite will be analyzing various changes occurring within...
Orbital ATK's Next Cygnus ISS Resupply Mission with SmallSats Aboard Set for May 20
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus capsule will host multiple payloads sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory (managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space). These...
SpaceX's Firsts...The New Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket Launches Bangladesh's First Bangabandhu Satellite-1
Thursday's abort of the SpaceX launch was easily forgotten as Bangabandhu Satellite-1's launch went smoothly, even returning SpaceX's rocket booster.