Recent Launch News
Virgin Galactic Showcases Their Operations @ Spaceport America
Virgin Galactic has unveiled the next step of moving the aerospace industry forward in New Mexico and is a vital step toward commercial space flight...
Turkey’s Active Communications Satellite Fleet to Grow to Six
Turksat 5A is being made to earn new rights of frequencies. Turksat 5B, on the other hand, will increase the capacity at 42 degrees east longitude
Meeting the Needs for Expanded Space Missions ... ULA's Vulcan Centaur Rocket Ships to Florida Late in 2020
In the factory, the fabrication of the structure for the first Vulcan Centaur rocket continues, and the team recently completed the booster structural ...
The International Astronautical Federation and GK Launch Services Offer a Free Ride for a 1U Cubesat
A joint IAF – GK Launch Services Selection Board will review the applications and select the winner, who will be announced at the IAC 2019...
Lasers and Machine Guns: Why Russia Should Fear France’s Killer Satellites
“If our satellites are threatened, we envisage blinding those of our enemies. We will judge the moment and the means of retaliation.”
A Series of Satellites Will Be Launched to Identify the Largest Producers of Greenhouse Gases
The production of greenhouses gases like methane often get underestimated. These satellites could provide more accurate readings.
LeoLabs Unveils Commercial Satellite Tracking Service for Smallsat and Cubesat Operators
LeoTrack promises satellite operators a range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking of satellites, orbital state vectors, real-time orbit visualisation and more.
Vector's First is Small ... a USAF Launch Contract for Small Launch Tasking
The ASLON-45 Space Vehicle (SV) manifest will consist of multiple 3U and larger U.S. Government cubesats to LEO at a 45 degree inclination, with all ....
A TWEET Statement from USAF Space and Missile Systems Center ... AEHF-5 Successfully Launches
"Jumping for joy after a successful launch and separation"
Spaceflight Inc. Purchases First Commercial SSLV Mission from NewSpace India Limited
Spaceflight has already sold-out the entire manifest for this secured SSLV-D2 launch with spacecraft from an undisclosed U.S.-based satellite...
UPDATE: They're 'Talking' ... USAF's 4th Space Ops is in Communications with Lockheed Martin's AEHF-5 Satellite
The squadron began “flying” the satellite shortly after it separated from its United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes...
Rocket Lab Working on Recovery and Reuse of Their Electron Launch Vehicle
Work on Rocket Lab’s Electron first stage reuse program began in late 2018, at the end of the company’s first year of orbital launches. The plan to...
Manifest Agreement with Firefly Aerospace Signed by Benchmark Space Systems
Firefly and Benchmark Space have each completed extensive development and testing of their respective technologies and are primed for space. For...
Momentus and NanoRacks Plan First Commercial Airlock to Launch Smallsats From the ISS
Over the past few years, NewSpace pioneer NanoRacks has deployed more than 200 satellites from the International Space Station and...
Getting Ready for European Launches ... Orbex and Innovative Space Logistics Sign Agreement
unveiled a dedicated smallsat launcher, up to 30 percent lighter and 20 percent more efficient than any other vehicle in the micro launcher category.
Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Pushes AEHF-5 to Orbit
In addition to the five AJ-60A solid rocket motors that helped to lift the Atlas V off the launch pad, Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the RL10C-1...
U.S. Air Force Experimental Smallsat Rideshare Payload will be Aboard the ULA AEHF-5 Launch Later this Week
The main payload is the fifth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, or AEHF-5. For this mission, the U.S. Air Force...
L1 - Weather Good So Far for Early Morning Launch of ULA's Atlas V 551 for Air Force's AEHF-5
AEHF is a joint-service satellite communications system providing survivable, global, secure, protected and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military assets.
SpaceX Successfully Launches Spacecom's AMOS-17 Satellite
The satellite’s digital processing capabilities provide connectivity between all of AMOS-17’s beams in all available bands in any combination.
The Aerospace Corporation's AeroCube-10 Smallsat Successfully Deployed
Each pair of AeroCube-10 1.5-unit cubesats measures 10 x 10 x 15 centimeters, and each unit in the pair has virtually identical shapes and...