Chang'e 5 has successfully separated from the orbiter after entering orbit around the Moon.

Chang’e 5 lander prepares for touchdown after entering lunar orbit

The Chang'e 5 lander and ascent assembly separated from the orbiter and return-vehicle assembly on November 29 in preparation for a soft landing on...
SpaceX has launched and recovered the same booster for the seventh time.

SpaceX hit new reusability milestone with 100th Falcon 9 flight

A flight-proven Falcon 9 booster became the first to be launched and recovered for a seventh time on November 24. The Falcon 9 launched from...

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Vega fault that resulted in the loss...

Arianespace suffered another Vega failure losing two satellites.
Less than 24 hours after the loss of two satellites aboard an Arianespace Vega rocket, the French launch provider...

SpaceX resolve Crew Dragon Resilience fault in...

SpaceX resolve Crew Dragon Resilience fault on its way to space station.
SpaceX engineers were called upon to resolve an issue with the Crew Dragon Resilience discovered following the spacecraft's separation...

SpaceX Identify Rocket Engine Issue That Caused...

SpaceX has identified the cause of a last-second Falcon 9 launch abort.
SpaceX has identified the Falcon 9 Merlin rocket engine issue that forced a last-second abort of the Space Force...

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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...

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...

Technology News

Rocket Lab CEO calls first Electron recovery...

First Rocket Lab Electron first stage recovery attempt was a complete success.
The head of California-based launch provider Rocket Lab said November 23 that its first attempt to recover an Electron...

Pandemic delays maiden Dream Chaser flight aboard...

Maiden Dream Chaser flight has been delayed to 2022.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has announced that the maiden flight of the company's Dream Chaser spacecraft to the International...

NASA OIG finds lunar Gateway station more...

NASA OIG report finds that the agency’s lunar Gateway space station is over budget and behind schedule.
NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found that the launch of the first two modules of the agency's...