SpaceX plans to use data collected from the launch of the Sentinel-6 satellite to ensure the Falcon 9 is safe for NASA’s Crew-1 mission.

SpaceX to Use Sentinel-6 Launch to Validate Falcon 9 for Crew-1 Mission

NASA officials have announced that SpaceX will utilise data from the launch of the joint NASA-ESA Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich climate satellite on November 10...
NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects sample from asteroid 321 million kilometres from Earth.

NASA Collects Sample from Asteroid 321 Million Kilometres from Earth

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft appears to have successfully collected a sample from the surface of the Bennu asteroid located 321 million kilometres from Earth. Bennu...

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SpaceX Reuse Fairing Halves on a Third...

SpaceX has launched 60 more Starlink satellites.
SpaceX has successfully launched an additional 60 Starlink satellites aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9. In addition to it being...

Astronauts Catch Fast-Track Trip to Space Station

Soyuz MS-17 Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov arrive at ISS three hours after liftoff.
Three new residents arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS) on October 14 after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome...

Concerns Over Non-NASA Launch Attempt Delays SpaceX...

NASA push SpaceX Crew-1 mission to early-to-mid November.
NASA has pushed the launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to no sooner than early-to-mid November citing off-nominal behaviour...

Exploration News

ESA Award Airbus $491-Million Mars Sample Return...

ESA award $491-million contract to Airbus for the development of the Mars Sample Return Orbiter.
The European Space Agency awarded a $491 million contract to Airbus on October 14 for the development of the...

NASA Offers Bounty to Commercial Partners for...

NASA has offered to pay for lunar soil and rocks.
NASA has released a solicitation for commercial partners to submit proposals for the collection and return to Earth of...

JAXA and Toyota Name Proposed Lunar Rover...

JAXA and Toyota have called pressurised lunar rover the “Lunar Cruiser”.
A pressurised lunar rover being developed jointly by JAXA and Toyota has been nicknamed the “Lunar Cruiser”. In an...

Technology News

NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion Spacecraft Gets its...

Teams have successfully installed the Artemis 1 Orion crew spacecraft's four solar arrays.
The Orion spacecraft that will be launched on the maiden mission of NASA's Artemis program is a step closer...

NASA Award SpaceX $53.2 Million for Starship...

NASA awards $53.2 million Tipping Point contract to SpaceX to develop Starship on orbit propellant transfer technology.
NASA awarded a $53.2 million contract to SpaceX October 14 to develop on-orbit propellant transfer capabilities for the launch...

Astrobotic Deliver Lunar Micro Rover to NASA...

Astrobotic delivers its first 2U CubeRover to NASA.
Astrobotic announced October 1 that it had delivered its first CubeRover to NASA concluding a $750,000 NASA Small Business...