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SpaceX has successfully completed an in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

SpaceX Clear Crucial Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX successfully performed an in-flight abort test of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft late yesterday. The test is the final hurdle before the spacecraft...
Arianespace deploys two geostationary communication satellites into orbit.

Arianespace Launch New Low-Cost Geostationary Communication Satellite

Arianespace has launched its first orbital mission of 2020 deploying a pair of communications satellites into a geostationary orbit. The launch is the first...
China has launched an experimental 5G communications satellite aboard a Kuaizhou 1A.

China Launch Second Orbital Mission in 24 Hours

China has launched a second orbital mission just over 24 hours after the last deploying an experimental 5G communications satellite. The Yinhe-1 communications satellite was...
China has launched four satellites aboard a Long March 2D from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

China Launches First Mission From Taiyuan for 2020

China has launched the first orbital mission from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center for 2020. Also known as Base 25, the Taiyuan launch facility...
SpaceX has completed a Falcon 9 static fire test ahead of the Crew Dragon in-flight abort test.

SpaceX Complete Static Fire Ahead of Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX has completed a static fire test of the Falcon 9 booster that will be utilized for the Crew Dragon in-flight abort test. The...
China launch experimental communications satellite aboard Long March 3B.

China Launch Experimental Communications Satellite

China has successfully launched its first orbital mission of 2020 aboard a Long March 3B. The rocket carried an experimental communications satellite that was...
SpaceX deploy 60 more Starlink satellites and become largest satellite operator in the world.

SpaceX Becomes the Largest Satellite Operator in the World

SpaceX has successfully launched the first orbital mission of 2020 deploying 60 Starlink satellites into a low Earth orbit. The Starlink constellation now includes...
SpaceX has completed a Falcon 9 static fire test ahead of the first rocket launch of 2020.

SpaceX Complete Static Fire Test Ahead of First Launch of 2020

SpaceX has completed a static fire test of a Falcon 9 set to carry 60 Starlink satellites to orbit tomorrow. The successful completition of the...
Our Rocket Rundown review of the 102 orbital mission launched in 2019.

Rocket Rundown: A Review of Spaceflight in 2019

Over the 12 months of 2019, a total of 102 orbital missions were launched from facilities around the world. Although that figure represents a...
China has successfully launched a critical Long March 5 test flight.

China Launch Critical Long March 5 Test Flight

China has successfully launched a critical test flight of the Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket. The launch is the first for the country’s most...

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The White House has requested a 12% increase for the 2021 NASA budget.

White House Requests Largest NASA Budget Increase in Decades

The White House has proposed one of the largest NASA budget increases in decades. The budget increase provides substantial support for the agency’s Artemis...
A NASA investigation has recommended Boeing complete an Organisational Safety Assessment.

Boeing Safety Standards Questioned Following NASA Starliner Incident Review

An investigation launched following the anomalous Starliner Orbital Flight Test has called for an Organisational Safety Assessment of Boeing. The report specifically identified critical...
Arianespace launches 34 satellites aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket for OneWeb.

OneWeb Constellation Deployment Begins with the Launch of 34 Satellites

A year after deploying its first 6 satellites into orbit, OneWeb has added to its global internet constellation with the launch of 34 new...
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after a record-breaking 328 days in space.

Record-Breaking Astronaut Christina Koch Returns to Earth

NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to Earth after shattering the record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman. Koch returned...
NASA has awarded the $80.4 million PACE mission to SpaceX.

SpaceX Win $80.4 million NASA Earth Science Mission

NASA has awarded the agency's $80.4 million Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission launch services contract to SpaceX. It is the fifth Earth...