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India launch Chandrayaan-2 mission to the Moon.

India Launch Second Robotic Mission to the Moon

India has launched the country’s second robotic mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2. The mission will attempt to touch down farther south than any mission...
Three Expedition 60 launched aboard the penultimate flight of the Soyuz-FG rocket on Saturday.

Three New Space Station Crew Members Launch Aboard Penultimate Soyuz-FG

Three new International Space Station (ISS) crew members were launched aboard a Soyuz-FG on Saturday. The launch, which coincidentally occurred on the same day...
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has revealed the maiden SLS mission will slip to 2021.

NASA Administrator Casts Doubt on 2020 Maiden SLS Launch Date

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has admitted that the maiden launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is unlikely to occur before 2021....
Russia launch Spektr RG space observatory aboard Proton-M rocket.

Russia Launch Spektr-RG Space Observatory Aboard Proton-M

The Spektr-RG space observatory will begin its hunt for dark energy after being launched aboard a Proton-M rocket yesterday. The observatory is a joint...
Russia launch four classified satellites for the country’s Ministry of Defence.

Russia Launch Surprise Classified Mission Aboard Rarely Used Soyuz 2.1v

Russia has launched a surprise classified mission on behalf of the country’s Ministry of Defence. The mission was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard...
The Falcon Eye 1 spy satellite was lost this morning after an Arianespace Vega rocket failure.

United Arab Emirates Spy Satellite Lost Following Vega Rocket Failure

An anomaly during an Arianespace Vega rocket launch earlier this morning resulted in the loss of the Falcon Eye 1 spy satellite. The Vega rocket...
SpaceX has won a $50-million NASA contract to launch the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer space observatory.

NASA Awards SpaceX its $50 Million IXPE Mission

NASA has awarded the launch services contract for the agency’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission to SpaceX. Once launched, IXPE will measure polarized...
Interstellar Technologies to launch paper aeroplanes aboard sake-powered MOMO-4 rocket.

Interstellar Technologies to Launch Origami Paper Aeroplanes Aboard Sake-Powered Rocket

Japanese new space startup Interstellar Technologies (IST) is preparing to launch origami paper aeroplanes aboard a sake-powered rocket. MOMO-4 is the launch provider’s fourth...
Russia launches Meteor-M No. 2-2 weather satellite aboard Soyuz 2 rocket.

Russia Launches Meteor-M No. 2-2 Weather Satellite Aboard Soyuz 2.1b

Russia successfully launched the Meteor-M No. 2-2 weather satellite aboard a Soyuz 2.1b rocket earlier this morning. In addition to the primary payload, the...
Russia has completed preparations for the launch Meteor-M 2-2 satellite aboard a Soyuz-2 rocket.

Russia Completes Preparations Ahead of Soyuz Meteor-M 2-2 Launch

Russia has completed preparations for the launch of the Meteor-M 2-2 weather satellite aboard a Soyuz 2.1b rocket. The mission will be the fifth...

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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...