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Fire at Japan's Tanegashima Space Center Scrubs H-IIB Launch to ISS
The fire reportedly burned for about two hours before being extinguished — no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire, and whether it caused any...
 
China Launches Resource Satellite and Two Smallsats
The resource satellite, ZY-1 02D, was developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and is an important part of China's space-based...
 
SES' News x 2 ... SES Selects SpaceX for O3b mPOWER Launch + SES Provides Global Connectivity of Microsoft's Azure
The global O3b mPOWER system comprises an initial constellation of seven high-throughput, low-latency MEO satellites, each capable of...
 
Utah State University Makes Satellite for NASA Aerosol Study
HARP is currently being prepared for launch by International Space Station small satellite launch service provider NanoRacks, LLC.
 
India's Chandrayaan 2 Appears Lost ... Prime Minister Expresses Pride 'Either Way'
PM Modi give Dr K Sivan the 'I'll be proud of you either way' pat before addressing the anxious crowd.
 
Chandrayaan-2 Could Lead to U.S., Japan to Set Up Base on Moon
The U.S. space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking at landing two Astronauts — a woman and a man to the Moon by 
 
Vega Flight VV15: Findings of the Independent Inquiry Commission's Investigations
Co-chaired by the Inspector General of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Senior Vice President, Technical and Quality of Arianespace; the...
 
China Launches Two Experimental Tech Smallsats
Kuaizhou-1A, meaning speedy vessel, is a low-cost, solid-fuel carrier rocket with high reliability and a short preparation period. The rocket, developed by...
 
GomSpace Reports Their Success with the UnseenLabs BRO-1 Smallsat
The launch and early operations phase was successfully completed in only a few days, and the spacecraft is ready to commence operation for UnseenLabs...
 
Forrester Reports: ChinaSat-18 a Total Loss
The satellite, the first in a new generation of craft to serve the Chinese DTH market, was launched on August 19 from the Xichang space center in...
 
SpaceX's Prototype Starhopper Flies...
The reusable Starhopper was boosted via a single Raptor engine a little after 6:00 p.m. EDT at the firm's test site in South Texas at their launch...
 
Stops Along the Way to Mars ... Airbus' Rosalind Franklin Leaves UK, Next Stop Testing in France
...preparation and lots of testing if you are to go a great distance such as Mars. ExoMars is an ESA program in cooperation with Russian Space Agency 
 
Arianespace to Launch the Ovzon-3 Satellite
Ovzon-3 will have a mass at liftoff of approximately 1,500 kg. and will be placed in geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle in...
 
Riding on SpaceX's First Smallsat Rideshare Mission Will be the Momentus Vigoride Orbital Shuttle
Momentus’ Vigoride orbital shuttle will carry multiple customer satellites, with a total mass up to 250 kg., each to its own custom orbit on a mission...
 
SMC's Statement Regarding Successful Sendoff of the GPS III SV 2 Satellite Launch
conducted a rigorous source selection to ensure the ULA Delta IV rocket met all mission requirements, which included examining every single piece of
 
ULA's Delta IV Medium's Successful Last Launch and Statement Regarding U.S.A.F.'s GPS III SV02 
Today's final sendoff of the Delta IV Medium+ configuration vehicle successfully launched the U.S.A.F.'s Global Positioning System III SV02
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne Propels GPS Satellite Constellation on Final Journey
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems support every phase of mission; from boosting to decommissioning of the final mission for ULA's Delta IV 
 
BAE Systems RAD750™ Single Board Computers are Part of Payload On U.S.A.F.'s GPS III 
“Security and reliability are key to ensuring warfighters can depend on GPS signals. Our rad-hard RAD750 processor can withstand radiation doses a million times stronger ....”
 
Artificial Cosmonaut Flying to ISS Aboard A Soyuz-2.1a Rocket
The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket blasted off from the Gagarin Start launch pad at the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan at 06:38 Moscow time on...
 
L-1 ULA's Dress Rehearsal for Launch of USAF's GPS III SV02 and a Peek Behind-the-Scenes 
Here's how the magic happens. First, it's not magic, and it doesn't 'just happen'. Those photos that document the launches require camera crews ...