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SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with the world’s first flight-proven fairing.

SpaceX Set New Benchmarks with the Launch of Starlink 1

SpaceX has successfully launched its second set of 60 Starlink communication satellites aboard a Falcon 9. In addition to it being the first time...
China has launched the Beidou-3I3 navigation satellite aboard a Long March 3B.

China Launches Final Satellite of Next-Generation BDS-3 Navigation System

China successfully launched the BeiDou-3I3 navigation satellite late yesterday. The satellite is the eighteenth and final satellite of the country’s next-generation BDS-3 navigation system....
Boeing complete Starliner pad abort test.

Boeing Starliner Pad Abort Test Successful Despite Parachute Failure

Boeing successfully performed a launchpad abort test of the company’s Starliner crew capsule. Although the capsule touched down safely downrange, one of its three...
China launches Gaofen-7 satellite from the Satellite Launch Center.

Gaofen-7 Earth Observation Satellite Launched Aboard Long March 4B

China successfully launched the high-resolution civilian Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-7 early Sunday morning. The satellite is the most advanced in the constellation carrying breakthrough...
Boeing and SpaceX are set to complete crucial commercial crew tests within days of one another.

SpaceX and Boeing Preparing for Critical Crew Vehicle Abort Tests

SpaceX and Boeing are set to launch critical abort tests of their respective commercial crew vehicles within days of one another. During an October 30...
NASA official admits a late 2020 maiden launch of SLS is unlikely.

NASA Official Casts Doubt on late-2020 Maiden SLS Launch

While NASA struggles against delays, the agency finally seems to be accepting that a late 2020 maiden SLS launch is increasingly unlikely. The first...
NASA’s ICON satellite launches aboard Pegasus XL after a nearly two-year delay.

Almost Two-Year Wait for ICON Finally Over

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite has been successfully launched following an almost two-year delay. The ICON satellite was launched aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus...
Debris from an upcoming Long March 4C launch is expected to drop debris over a region between Laos and Cambodia.

Upcoming Long March 4C Mission will Dump Debris on Laos and Cambodia

An upcoming Long March 4C launch from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China is expected to dump debris on an area on the...
Russia have launched two Soyuz mission within 24 hours.

Russia Launch Two Soyuz Missions Within 24 Hours

Early yesterday morning, a Soyuz 2.1b launched carrying a missile warning satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The launch was the second Soyuz mission to...
Three new crew members arrive at International Space Station aboard Soyuz MS-15.

Three New Astronauts Welcomed Aboard the International Space Station

The crew of the International Space Station has welcomed three new members of Expedition 61. Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and...

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Chris Cassidy to become the lone NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station for as long as six months.

Chris Cassidy Set to Become Lone NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy could become the lone US astronaut aboard the International Space Station for as long as six months next year. The...
China launch the second Kuaizhou-1A mission within a week.

China Launch Second Kuaizhou-1A Within a Week

China has displayed the rapid launch capabilities of the Kuaizhou-1A system by completing a second successful mission in less than seven days. The rocket...
NASA discover two moons of Neptune locked in an orbital ballet.

NASA Discovers Moons Orbiting Neptune Locked in an Orbital Ballet

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have discovered two small moons around Neptune perform a “dance of avoidance” as they orbit the planet. Naiad...
A NASA OIG report has found that Boeing is charging NASA 60% more for commercial crew seats than SpaceX.

NASA Report Reveals Boeing Crew Seats Cost 60% More Than SpaceX

A NASA report has revealed that the agency is set to pay 60% more for seats to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the...
SpaceX has successfully completed a pivotal static fire test of the Crew Dragon.

SpaceX Complete Pivotal Crew Dragon Static Fire Test

SpaceX has completed a series of static fire tests of the Crew Dragon’s escape system to recertify it for flight. The tests were conducted...