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The launch of Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 mission has been delayed by months with the launch unlikely to occur in 2021.

Second Boeing Starliner demo mission suffers massive setback

The launch of the second uncrewed demonstration mission of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle will be delayed by months. The delay is necessary...
The second uncrewed Starliner demonstration mission has been delayed after a fault was discovered just hours before launch.

Starliner fault delays the launch of second uncrewed demo mission

Updated with an additional statement from Boeing regarding the Starliner spacecraft being rolled back into the Vertical Integration Facility for inspection.The much anticipated second...
NASA has awarded SpaceX a $179-million contract to launch the agency’s Europa Clipper mission aboard a Falcon Heavy | Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Selection of Falcon Heavy saves Europa Clipper mission almost $2 billion

NASA has selected to launch its $4 billion Europa Clipper mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The launch is slated for October 2024.Announced on...
The Ariane 5 will return to flight after nearly a year on the ground on July 27.

Ariane 5 cleared to return to flight this month

Arianespace has cleared the Ariane 5 to return to flight with the launch of a pair of satellites on July 27. The vehicle has...
SpaceX will look to continue its blistering launch cadence as we move into the second half of 2021 on their way to 40 Falcon 9 missions in a single year.

SpaceX set blistering launch cadence in first half of 2021

As we approach the halfway mark of 2021, SpaceX continues to set a blistering launch cadence that whole nations have not been able to...
SpaceX has successfully launched its 22nd International Space Station resupply mission carrying science experiments, cargo for the crew and equipment for the orbiting laboratory.

SpaceX launch squid and tardigrades aboard Dragon spacecraft

The 22nd SpaceX International Space Station resupply mission launched aboard a Dragon spacecraft June 3 carrying 3,328 kilograms of cargo including science experiments and...
NASA’s James Webb telescope launch has been pushed with a revised launch date not yet set.

James Webb telescope launch delayed again

The launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed again as teams face a number of challenges.Prior to this most recent delay,...
The Tianzhou-2 resupply spacecraft docked with China’s Tianhe space station module on May 29.

China launch resupply mission to space station

China's Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the country's recently launched space station core module eight hours after being launched.The uncrewed spacecraft was launched...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that launched 60 Starlink satellites on May 9 was the first to be flown on ten missions.

SpaceX launch and recover a Falcon 9 booster for the 10th time

A flight-proven Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral on May 9 on its tenth mission carrying 60 more Starlink satellites.The mission was launched...
A second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight to the International Space Station will be launched on July 30.

Second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight set for July 30

NASA has announced that it is targeting July 30 at 18:53 UTC for the launch of the second uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner...

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Deep Blue Aerospace has successfully completed a 100-meter VTVL test of its Nebula M1 test vehicle.

Chinese launch startup performs 100-meter booster hop

Chinese launch startup Deep Blue Aerospace has completed a 100-meter takeoff and landing test of its Nebula M1 vehicle.The Nebula M1 vertical takeoff vertical...
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Risslience was launched aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9 carrying the four-person Inspiration4 crew on September 15.

Inspiration4 ushers in a new age of spaceflight

With the launch of Inspiration4 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, four average Americans have become the first non-professional astronaut crew in history.The Crew...
Blue Origin and SpaceX are among five companies select to mature lunar lander contract for NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon.

NASA awards lunar lander contracts to Blue Origin and Space

NASA has selected five companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, to mature lunar lander concepts.Announced September 14, the five contracts were awarded to Blue...
Privateer was founded by Steve Wozniak and Ripcord founder Alex Fielding to develop technology to remove space debris.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches space debris removal company

Steve Wozniak has created the private space company Privateer with Ripcord founder Alex Fielding. Although not yet confirmed, the company appears to be focused...
The crew of Inspiration4 has completed the last major milestone before the mission is launched aboard a Falcon 9 this week.

SpaceX perform dress rehearsal ahead of crewed Inspiration4 Mission

SpaceX has performed a full dress rehearsal with the four members of the Inspiration4 crew ahead of their launch this week.The September 12 dress...