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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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An integration “incident” has delayed the launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

Integration “incident” delays launch of James Webb telescope

The launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed in order for additional testing to be done following an integration...
Blue Origin has suffered another public blackeye following the company losing a lawsuit aimed at overturning a NASA Moon lander contract award.

Judge reveals court’s dismay at Blue Origin legal action

A 47-page opinion from Judge Richard A. Hertling describes why Blue Origin's lawsuit against NASA's Moon lander award to SpaceX was dismissed.A public version...
A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space announced October 25 that it plans to develop Orbital Reef, a multi-use business park in low Earth orbit.

Blue Origin and Sierra Space-led consortium to launch commercial space station

A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space has announced plans to construct a commercial space station.During an October 25 presentation...
The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has been moved to the Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its SLS launch vehicle.

Orion spacecraft moved to Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking

The Orion spacecraft that will be used for NASA's Artemis 1 Moon mission has been moved into the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building...
One of two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy asteroid spacecraft has failed to lock into position after deployment on October 16.

NASA Lucy asteroid mission runs into trouble hours after launch

NASA engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays equipped to the agency's Lucy spacecraft has failed to lock into place.Lucy was...