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Four NRO payloads launch aboard Northrop Grumman Minotaur IV.

NRO Launch Four Classified Reconnaissance Payloads Aboard Minotaur IV

Four classified reconnaissance payloads were successfully launched into orbit aboard a Minotaur IV on behalf of the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The Minotaur IV...
Little Joe 2 failure.

The Successful Failure of the Little Joe II BP-22 Mission

NASA’s Little Joe II booster was designed and built by General Dynamics as a testbed for Apollo program hardware from 1963 to 1966. The...
Israel Aerospace Industries launched Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite.

Israel Launch Homegrown Spy Satellite Aboard a Shavit 2 Rocket

Israel Aerospace Industries successfully launched the eleventh Ofek reconnaissance satellite early yesterday for the country’s Ministry of Defense. The Ofek 16 satellite was launched aboard...
Rocket Lab “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen” mission ends in failure.

Rocket Lab Lose Seven Satellites After Failure Late into Launch

An anomaly that occurred late into the launch of a Rocket Lab Electron vehicle resulted in the loss of all seven satellites aboard the...
NASA reveals that Boeing is unlikely to launch a crewed Starliner flight until 2021.

Crewed Boeing Starliner Flight Unlikely to be Launched in 2020

NASA has confirmed that while a second uncrewed flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft is expected to be launched in 2020, it is unlikely...
Relativity Space secures six-launch Iridium contract.

Relativity Space Surprises Securing Six-Launch Iridium Deal

Small launch vehicle startup Relativity Space has secured a six-launch deal with telecommunications giant Iridium. The company is best known for developing the “world’s...
China China captures spectacular footage of the country’s final BeiDou-3 launch.

China Captures Spectacular Footage of Final BeiDou-3 Launch

China launched the final satellite of the country's BeiDou-3 constellation early this morning. The constellation will be used to offer GPS-equivalent services to mainland...
Interstellar Technologies MOMO5 mission ends in failure.

Interstellar Technologies MOMO5 Mission Suffers Midflight Anomaly

Japanese launch provider Interstellar Technologies suffered its fourth defeat in three years with the failure of its MOMO5 mission. The company was forced to...
SpaceX has successfully launched 51 satellites aboard a Falcon 9.

SpaceX Launch 61 Satellites Aboard Flight-Proven Falcon 9

SpaceX has successfully launched 61 satellites aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9. The mission carried the ninth batch of Starlink satellites in addition to three...
Rocket Lab has successfully launched the company’s eleventh Electron mission.

Rocket Lab Don’t Stop Me Now Launch Highlights

Rocket Lab successfully launched the Don’t Stop Me Now mission from the company’s launch facility in Mahia New Zealand earlier today. The mission was...

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SpaceX launch 10th Starlink mission aboard flight-proven Falcon 9.

SpaceX Launch 10th Starlink Mission with Spaceflight Inc Hitchhikers

In the early hours of this morning, SpaceX launched the company’s tenth Starlink mission carrying 57 satellites. The mission also carried a Spaceflight Industries...
Rocket Lab has announced it will return to flight with a new more capable Electron launch.

Electron to Return to Flight More Capable Than Ever

Four weeks after suffering an anomaly that resulted in the failure of the mission, the Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle has been cleared to...
Roscosmos is set to attempt a record-setting two-orbit space station rendezvous.

Russia to Attempt Record-Setting Sprint to the Space Station

Russia is planning to attempt to break the record for the fastest crewed transfer from the launchpad to the International Space Station (ISS). The...
Virgin Galactic has announced plans to develop Mach 3 aircraft.

Virgin Galactic Surprises with Plans to Develop Mach 3 Aircraft

Virgin Galactic has announced plans to develop a new Mach-3 capable passenger aircraft. The aircraft will be capable of carrying 9 to 19 people...
NASA SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 crew returns to Earth.

NASA SpaceX Demo-2 Mission Concludes with Safe Return of Astronauts

Two NASA astronauts that rode the maiden crewed Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) and back have safely returned to Earth. The...