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Relativity Space has secured exclusive rights to develop a new launch facility at Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 16.

Relativity Space Win Approval for Cape Canaveral Launch Pad

Private launch provider Relativity Space has secured exclusive rights to Launch Complex 16 (LC16) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company...
The ALE-1 satellite was launched from the Uchinoura Space Centre this morning. The smallsat was designed to create an meteor shower.

Japan Launch Artificial Meteor Generator

Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched a flock of seven satellites aboard an Epsilon rocket. In addition to the mission’s primary payload,...
Iran has failed to reach orbit loosing the Payam Earth observation satellite.

Iranian Satellite Launch Fails to Reach Orbit

Iran has recorded the first orbital rocket launch failure of 2019. Early reports from the country have confirmed that the Payam Earth observation microsatellite...
SpaceX launch Iridium-8 mission.

SpaceX Launch Final 10 Iridium NEXT Satellites

The final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites have been launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch concludes an 8-launch deal that was signed...
China prepare to launch the first orbital mission of 2019 aboard a Long March 3B rocket.

China Set to Launch First Orbital Mission of 2019

The first orbital mission of 2019 is set to be launched from Chinese shores later today. The launch is expected to deploy the Zhongxing-2D...
A review of spaceflight in 2018.

Rocket Rundown: A Review of Spaceflight in 2018

A total of 114 orbital missions were launched during the 12 months of 2018. In addition to being a significant increase on the 90...
A flock of 28 satellites successfully launched aboard a GK Launch Services-operated Soyuz-2.1a early this morning.

28 Satellites Launch Aboard a GK Launch Services-Operated Soyuz-2.1a

Early this morning, a GK Launch Services-operated Soyuz-2.1a launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome carrying 28 individual payloads. In addition to a pair of Russian...
The first Hongyun-1 communications satellite launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center aboard a Long March 11.

China Launch Hongyun-1 Communications Satellite Aboard Long March 11

China has launched the Hongyun-1 communications satellite into low Earth orbit. The satellite is the first of a planned 156-satellite constellation. The launch was...
The first next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite, GPS III has been launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9.

SpaceX Launch Next-Generation GPS Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the first GPS III satellite for the United States Air Force. The next-generation GPS satellite will improve position, navigation and...
Russia has launched a Blagovest-13L communications satellite for Russia’s Defense Ministry aboard a Proton-M rocket.

Russia Launch Military Communications Satellite Aboard Proton-M

Early this morning, Russia launched the Blagovest-13L communications satellite for the Ministry of Defense aboard a Proton-M rocket. The launch was the second Proton-M...

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has expressed the agency's desire to return to the moon as soon as possible.

NASA Aims to Return to the Moon This Year

NASA has revealed an ambitious plan to return to the moon this year with help from commercial partners. The announcement came during a briefing at...
NASA plans to map the sky with the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx).

NASA Plans to Explore Millions of Galaxies with SPHEREx Spacecraft

NASA has announced a new mission that will attempt to map the sky in order to survey millions of galaxies. The agency hopes data...
NASA has official announced they will stop recovery efforts to revive the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity

NASA Officially Say Goodbye to Mars Opportunity Rover

During a briefing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, agency officials announced that the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity has officially gone silent. The...
The Department of Defense has announced a review of the SpaceX Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class certification

DOD to Review Air Force Certification of SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Departement of Defense Inspector General has announced it plans to review the Air Force’s decision to award the SpaceX Falcon 9 and Heavy...
To commemorate the opening of its new headwaters, Orbex has unveiled their Prime upper rocket stage.

Orbex Unveils Prime Rocket Stage with 3-D Printed Engine

At a glitzy VIP event to commemorate the opening of their new headquarters, small launch vehicle developer Orbex unveiled their Prime upper rocket stage....