The SN9 Starship prototype’s maiden flight has been delayed in order to swap out two of its three Raptor engines.

Maiden SpaceX Starship SN9 flight delayed to swap out Raptor engines

The maiden flight of the SpaceX Starship SN9 prototype has been delayed in order to swap out two of the vehicle's three Raptor engines. SpaceX...
SpaceX completed three Starship SN9 static fire test on January 13 ahead of the vehicle’s maiden flight.

SpaceX complete three Starship SN9 static fire tests in a single day

SpaceX completed three triple-Raptor Starship static fire tests on January 13 demonstrating maturing hardware and operational procedures. In one of the busiest days at the...

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SpaceX complete three Starship SN9 static fire...

SpaceX completed three Starship SN9 static fire test on January 13 ahead of the vehicle’s maiden flight.
SpaceX completed three triple-Raptor Starship static fire tests on January 13 demonstrating maturing hardware and operational procedures. In one of...

Intuitive Machines awards contract for second Moon...

Intuitive Machines has selected the SpaceX Falcon 9 to carry its second NASA-sponsored mission to the Moon.
Intuitive Machines announced on January 13 that it had selected the SpaceX Falcon 9 to carry its second mission...

SpaceX prepare for maiden Starship SN9 flight...

The SpaceX Starship SN9 prototype will be launched on its maiden mission over the weekend.
The maiden flight of the SpaceX SN9 Starship prototype appears to be days away following a triple-Raptor static fire...

Exploration News

Japan return sample from an asteroid almost...

Japan returned a sample from a distant asteroid.
A small probe containing a sample from a distant asteroid touched down at the Woomera Test Range in Australia...

Chang’e 5 lander prepares for touchdown after...

Chang'e 5 has successfully separated from the orbiter after entering orbit around the Moon.
The Chang'e 5 lander and ascent assembly separated from the orbiter and return-vehicle assembly on November 29 in preparation...

NASA reconnects with Voyager 2 over 18...

NASA has contacted Voyager 2 more 18 billion kilometers from Earth for the first time since March following upgrades to key radio antenna.
NASA mission operators successfully sent a series of commands to the agency's Voyager 2 spacecraft for the first time...

Technology News

UK Space Agency partners with Rolls-Royce to...

UK Space Agency signed a contract with Roll-Royce to develop nuclear power and propulsion technology for space applications.
The UK Space Agency has signed a contract with Rolls-Royce to study how nuclear power could be used to...

Boeing to supply International Space Station with...

Boeing to build six next-generation solar arrays for the International Space Station.
NASA announced on January 11 that six new Boeing-built solar arrays would be delivered to the International Space Station...

NASA set date to test-fire first SLS...

NASA to perform first hot fire test of an SLS core stage on January 16.
NASA has announced it plans to perform the first hot fire test of an SLS core stage on January...