Recent Launch News
ESA's Sentinel-5P joins Copernicus Satellite Family — Pollution Prosecutor Successfully Launched
Sentinel-5 Precursor will provide essential atmospheric chemistry data to the Copernicus program before the Sentinel-5 instrument becomes...
JAXA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Send MICHIBIKI No. 4 Soaring, Providing Some Beautiful Photos
Quasi-zenith Satellite System (QZSS) enables watching Japan from above
SpaceX Falcon Drives The Dual Mission EchoStar-105/SES-11 to Orbit
Built by Airbus, EchoStar 105/ SES-11 is a dual-mission satellite, providing SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders of 36 MHz, owned and...
Spain's Top Military Brass See Hisdesat's PAZ Sat Before Shipping to U.S.
The PAZ satellite incorporates as the main payload an active sensor with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology that provides images of different...
Iridium®'s NEXT Set of Recently Launched 10 Satellites Muster Up and Pass Beginning Tests
third batch of 10 satellites brings the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 30, getting closer to the total of 75 for a fully operational constellation.
Saturday's Update: ULA's Launch Scrubbed NROL 52 Issues with the Launch Vehicle
Even though NROL-52's mission is a secret in the interest of national security, there are those observers who are often able to identify ...
Australia's Youthful Obsession in 1970 Created OSCAR 5 the Longest Surviving Earth Satellite
“Obviously, the ‘baddies’ were not a consideration, even if we could speak their language, so an American launch was the only feasible option.”
China Launches Venezuela's Antonio Jose de Sucre Satellite From Jiuquan
The launch occurred at midnight local time, according to the telesur online infosite. Authorities say the new satellite will provide a better tool for...
SpaceX Successfully Sends Iridium's NEXT Group of 10 Satellites
two successful launches already completed this year, this third batch of 10 satellites brings the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 30 ...
NOAA's JPSS-1 Satellite Set for a November 10 Launch
JPSS-1, or NOAA-20 as it will be known once on orbit, will provide sophisticated meteorological data and observations of atmosphere, ocean and land...
RUAG's Thermal Insulation Keeps the NEXT Satellites Operating Smoothly
With a planned service life of up to 15 years, smooth operation of the satellites is contingent on stable temperature conditions in their interior.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 on October 9 to Launch 10 ... Ready for NEXT Launch of 10 Satellites
is the company’s $3 billion, next-generation, mobile, global satellite network scheduled for completion in 2018.
SSL's Statement as AsiaSat 9 Reports to Work, Successfully Deploys Solar Panels
equipped with multiple C-, Ku- and Ka-band payloads that provide coverage including the world’s first dedicated Ku-band Myanmar beam ...
HughesNet® Succeeds with High-Speed Satellite Internet Service Reaching Huge South American Population
to date, over 1 million subscribers, making it the world’s largest high-speed satellite network.
ULA Continues to Prepare for Launch with Mating of Payload and Rocket
The NRO is the nation's eyes and ears in space, supporting policy makers, the Armed Services, the Intelligence Community, Departments of State...
Heavy Lifting for Ariane 5 at the Spaceport Successfully Sends Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a Skyward
Intelsat 37e was deployed first separating from Ariane 5 at 29 minutes after liftoff, followed approximately 18 minutes later by BSAT-4a.
China is Back After Failures with Launch of "Unspecified Missions"
They will join a larger probe launched in May last year to form a constellation to “monitor electromagnetic signals” and other unspecified missions,
ULA is Up and At'em Again with NROL 52, Another Secret Mission for NROL
NROL-52, a mission once again that is in support of national security, for the National Reconnaissance Office
JAXA Postpones Their Launch of the Epsilon-3
JAXA is taking this extra time to rectify an incompatibility that was found in the electrical system of the Epsilon-3 during the course of the launch preparations...