The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has once again been delayed. This time however, the problem is with the launch vehicle and not the telescope itself.

Ariane 5 fairing issues cause further delays to James Webb telescope

A Government Accountability Office report has revealed that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope may be delayed beyond October 2021 due to...
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe has begun its journey home to bring a sample of soil and stones from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu back to Earth.

NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid-sampling probe sets sails for Earth

A NASA probe that has spent over two years surveying and collecting samples from an asteroid over 300 million kilometers from Earth has set...

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Final element of NASA’s first SLS rocket...

The first SLS core stage was rolled into the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building on April 29.
The final element of NASA's first heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center for...

First crewed mission to Chinese space station...

The first three-person crew of the Chinese space station will be launched aboard the Tianzhou 12 on June 10.
With the successful deployment of the core module of the new Chinese space station, the country is pushing forward...

NASA SpaceX Crew 2 astronauts experience close...

Just 12 hours after liftoff, the crew of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission were instructed to put their spacesuits back on to prepare for a possible collision with space debris.
Less than 12 hours after launching from the Kennedy Space Center, the four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon...

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NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid-sampling probe sets sails for...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe has begun its journey home to bring a sample of soil and stones from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu back to Earth.
A NASA probe that has spent over two years surveying and collecting samples from an asteroid over 300 million...

NASA to attempt maiden powered flight on...

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is slated to take to the skies of the Red Planet for the first time early Monday, 19 April.
NASA is now targeting no earlier than April 19 for the maiden flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The...

Astrobotic select Falcon Heavy to carry NASA...

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch NASA’s water-hunting VIPER rover carried aboard an Astrobotic Griffin lander in 2023.
Pittsburgh-based space technology company Astrobotic has selected the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch its Griffin lunar lander carrying a...

Technology News

ESA sign €135 million contract for low-cost...

The Prometheus rocket engine is designed to be capable of producing 1000 kN of thrust aboard core, booster or upper stages.
The European Space Agency has signed a contract with French aerospace firm ArianeGroup to continue the development of a...

Flagship-class Chinese telescope will operate alongside space...

The Chinese Space Station Telescope will carry out large sky surveys enabling scientist to solve the mysteries of the stars and very deep space.
A new optical space telescope China is developing to survey the sky will work in concert with the country's...

DARPA selects contractors to develop nuclear thermal...

General Atomics, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin have been awarded DARPA contacts to develop a nuclear thermal propulsion demonstration mission.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected General Atomics, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin to develop a nuclear...