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Arrow 3 Weapon System Successfully Tested by Israel's Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency
The Arrow-3 is a unique weapon system, designed to defend against ballistic missiles by targeting the threat outside of the atmosphere. The test ...
The First OneWeb Constellation's Satellites Have Shipped to Launch Site
The satellites were manufactured at the OneWeb Satellites facility on the Airbus Defence and Space Toulouse site and the first six have been...
Canadian SmallSat Launch Services Firm Now Accepting Mission Orders
According to the company, they have assembled a diverse portfolio of launch services to provide timely transportation into space, leveraging the...
Blue Origin's New Shepard Mission Set to Launch on January 22
This will be the 10th New Shepard mission and is dedicated to bringing eight, NASA-sponsored, research and technology payloads into space...
ESA and GomSpace to Take a Nanosatellite to the Didymoon Asteroid
This will take the nanosatellite technology to a whole new level as deep space is even more harsh compared to orbiting in Low Earth Orbit.
Statement from ULA as they Launch the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-71 'Spy Satellite' 
“Congratulations to our team and mission partners for successfully delivering this critical asset to support national security missions.”
This Japanese Company's 400 Tiny Balls Can Create Simulated Meteor Showers
ALE says it is targeting "the whole world" with its products and plans to build a stockpile of shooting stars in space that can be delivered across the world.
Roscosmos Plans Soyuz-2 Unmanned Test of Manned-Type Configuration Craft in September 2019
Also in 2019 we are to put in space a crewless manned configuration spacecraft with the Soyuz-2 rocket. It is a relatively fresh decision. It has not ...
Vietnam Launches a MicroDragon Satellite for Various Earth Observation Tasks  
is designed to monitor the quality of water in coastal areas, locate fishery resources, and observe ocean changes to assist the nation’s aquaculture.
Forrester Reports: Arianespace to Conduct at Least Five Missions During 2019
Arianespace has three firm contracts for Soyuz launches, with the first scheduled for mid-February when 10 smallsats will be launched for...
Historic Moment as Israeli Spacecraft Lands in Florida, Then Off to the Moon
“After eight years of hard work, our dream has come true: We finally have a spacecraft,”
UPDATE: Iran's Controversial Attempt to Launch a Satellite Ends Up a Moot Point as Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit
The U.S. and its allies allege the same satellite-launching technology could be used to develop long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. 
Australia Hosts 'Space City' and Welcomes Talent from Around the World 
“grow the Australian space industry,” including $26 million to help launch the agency which will “coordinate domestic space activities for Australia”.
Aireon’s Payload Joins ADS-B Payload Family On Orbit
This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program...
Forrester Reports: Ten Percent Staff Cuts by SpaceX
After the cut-backs SpaceX, will have about 6,000 staff on the payroll. It is not yet clear whether it is Musk’s rocket division or his new ‘Starlink’...
A Key Role to be Played by GMV in the ESA and NASA's Mars Sample Return Mission
Running from 2020 to 2030, the international mission will comprise at least three launches from Earth and one more rocket liftoff from Mars, with the...
UPDATE: Arianespace Soyuz to Launch the CNES EyeSat Smallsat and to Deliver ANGELS to Space
ANGELS will be launched as an auxiliary payload with the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG 1) and CHEOPS satellites...
China's Long March 3B Rocket Thrusts the Zhongxing-2D Satellite to Orbit
Liftoff of the enhanced Long March 3B launch vehicle occurred at 17:11 UTC January 10 (01:11 Beijing time, January 11) at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre...
Elon Musk Shows Off Starship
On Friday, January 11, Musk stated that SpaceX had completed the installation of a Starship reusable space-rocket system launch vehicle for a...
Fait Accompli and Adieu! As the Last Batch of Iridium® NEXT Satellites are Launched 
the first time an operator and a manufacturer have worked together replacing a constellation of 66 satellites, one-by-one, with no user service interruption