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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) test Crew Escape System for crewed space programme.

ISRO Conduct First Crew Escape System Test

India has taken its first step towards a crewed space programme with a successful pad abort test of their Crew Escape System. This morning’s...
China launch two mysterious test satellites aboard a Long March 2C rocket.

China Launches Classified Test Satellites

China has launched a pair of classified technology test satellites aboard a Long March 2C rocket. This morning’s launch is the country’s 18th successful...
SpaceX beat out ULA to win a $130-million Falcon Heavy Air Force contract.

SpaceX Wins $130 Million Air Force Contract Aboard Falcon Heavy

SpaceX has secured a $130-million contract to launch a US Air Force Space Command satellite. The (AFSPC)-52 mission is the fifth Air Force contract...
Russia launch Glonass-M navigation satellite aboard Soyuz-2.1b rocket.

Watch: Russia Launch Glonass-M Navigation Satellite

A Russian navigation satellite lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz-2.1b rocket at 21:46 GMT (00:46 local time) on Sunday, June 17....
China to launch Chang'e-4 moon mission in December 2018.

China Confirm December Launch Date for Chang’e-4 Mission

Officials inside China's lunar exploration programme have confirmed that they plan to launch the Chang’e-4 mission in December. If successful, the Chang’e-4 mission will...
Japan successfully launches reconnaissance satellite aboard H-2A rocket.

Watch: Japan Launches Spy Satellite

Japan has launched a radar-type reconnaissance satellite aboard an H-IIA rocket. The satellite was launched for the country’s military and will be used to...
ISS Expedition 56/57 crew launch aboard Soyuz-FG rocket.

New ISS Crew Launch Aboard Soyuz-FG Rocket

The International Space Station Expedition 56/57 crew have successfully launched aboard a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket. The trio are expected to join the crew of...
SpaceX successfully deploy SES-12 into geostationary transfer orbit.

SpaceX Launch SES-12 Aboard Flight-Proven Falcon 9

SpaceX has successfully launched the SES-12 satellite aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket. Today’s launch was the tenth successful Falcon 9 launch of 2018. The...
VSS Unity touches down following second supersonic powered flight test.

VSS Unity Completes Second Supersonic Powered Flight Test

A second supersonic powered flight test of VSS Unity has been successfully completed by Virgin Galactic. Unity touched down at Mojave Air and Space...
SpaceX launch GRACE-FO and Iridium NEXT satellites.

SpaceX Launch Twin GRACE-FO Satellites

SpaceX has successfully launched the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites. NASA has confirmed that they have acquired signals from both...

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NASA has proposed a spacecraft that would be powered by a 1,700-square-meter solar sail.

NASA Propose 1,700-Square-Meter Solar Sail Mission

NASA has proposed a deep space mission that would utilise a 1,700-square-meter solar sail to power a spacecraft that would measure the Sun’s magnetic...
SNC to launch Dream Chaser aboard Vulcan Centaur.

Dream Chaser to Launch Aboard Vulcan Centaur

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur to launch the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft for six International Space...
NASA has cleared the BEAM expandable module to remain on the ISS through to 2028.

NASA Clear BEAM Module to Remain on Space Station Through 2028

An experimental expandable module added to the International Space Station three years ago has been cleared by NASA to remain docked to the station...
Blue Origin has filed a protest over what it calls a “flawed” Air Force launch procurement process.

Blue Origin File Protest Over Air Force Launch Services Procurement

Blue Origin has filed a "pre-award" protest with the US Government Accountability Office over what it calls is a "flawed" Air Force launch services...
The Linkspace RLV-T5 demonstrator performed a 300-meter launch and landing test.

Linkspace Perform 300-Meter RLV-T5 Launch and Landing Test

Chinese small launch vehicle startup Linkspace Aerospace Technology Group has performed its most ambitious launch and landing test to date. The RLV-T5 tech demonstrator...