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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that agency could send relief crews to the International Space Station as early as December following Soyuz mishap.

Crewed Soyuz Missions to Resume as Early as December

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has revealed that the agency expects to be sending astronauts to the International Space Station again as early as December....
Arianespace launch BepiColombo spacecraft aboard Ariane 5 rocket.

BepiColombo is on its way to Mercury

Arianespace has successfully launched the BepiColombo spacecraft. The spacecraft is a joint venture between Europe’s ESA and Japan’s JAXA to study the solar system’s...
Iridium CEO Matt Desch has confirmed the final 10 Iridium Next satellites will be launched aboard a Falcon 9 in December.

Iridium Boss Confirms December Launch Date for Last Iridium NEXT Mission

The eighth and final scheduled launch for the second-generation Iridium communications constellation has been confirmed for December 30. The launch will deploy 10 Iridium...
Rocket Lab has announced the construction of a second launch pad at Wallops Launch Facility.

Rocket Lab Breaks Ground at Wallops

SmallSat launch provider Rocket Lab has announced plans to build the company's second launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility. The provider hopes to launch...
The $1.8 billion Air Force AEHF-4 satellite blast off aboard a ULA Atlas V rocket.

ULA Launch $1.8 Billion Air Force AEHF-4 Satellite

A $1.8 billion US Air Force communications satellite has been deployed successfully. The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-4) satellite was launched aboard a...
China are set to attempt to recover Long March stages with the use of parachutes.

China Launch Another Pair of Beidou Navigation Satellites

Two more Beidou navigation satellites have been launched aboard a Long March 3B rocket. The launch was China’s 28th of the year as the...
Expedition 57/58 crewmembers Alexey Ovchinin and NASA's Nick Hague are on their way to the International Space Station.

Soyuz MS-10 Crew to Make Emergency Landing

Following an "issue with the booster" during the launch of Soyuz MS-10, the two-man crew was forced to return to Earth in ballistic descent...
China launch their 27th orbital mission of 2018 deploying two Yaogan reconnaissance satellites aboard a Long March 2C.

China Launch Twin Reconnaissance Satellites Aboard Upgraded Long March 2C

China has launched their 27th orbital mission of 2018 deploying a pair of Yaogan reconnaissance satellites into orbit. This morning’s launch was also the...
SpaceX perform first ground-landing of a Falcon 9 booster on the West Coast.

SpaceX Nail First West Coast Ground-Landing

SpaceX has successfully made their first ground-landing of a Falcon 9 booster on the West Coast. Following the first stage separation, the booster performed...
The maiden launch of the sub-orbital OneSpcace Chongqing Liangjiang Star rocket.

China’s Private Space Industry Prepares to go into Orbit

Private Chinese startup LandSpace is set to launch their first Zhuque-1 orbital vehicle later this month. The launch will be the first by a...

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Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev complete almost 8-hour spacewalk to inspect the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.

Russian Cosmonauts Tear into Soyuz MS-09 Spacecraft During Spacewalk

During an almost 8-hour spacewalk, Russian cosmonauts used a knife and shears to inspect the damaged Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft. The inspection comes ahead of...
Voyager 2 has become only the second spacecraft to ever escape the Sun's heliosphere and enter interstellar space.

Voyager 2 Joins its Counterpart in Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager team has confirmed that Voyager 2 has become the second spacecraft to exit the Sun’s Heliosphere and enter interstellar space. Voyager 2...
China has successfully launched their historic Chang’e-4 lunar mission to the far side of the moon.

China Launch Mission to Far Side of the Moon

China successfully launched a landmark lunar mission over the weekend. The Chang’e-4 lander will attempt the world’s first soft landing on the far side...
China launch their 35th orbital mission of 2018 deploying the SaudiSat-5A and 5B satellites and several microsatellites.

China Launch Saudi Earth Observation Satellites

China has launched two Earth observation satellites for Saudi Arabia. The launch was China’s 35th of 2018 with the 36th currently scheduled to liftoff...
SpaceX CEO shared videos of the Falcon 9 CRS-16 mishap on Twitter.

Musk Shares CRS-16 Booster Mishap Footage

Following yesterday’s launch of the 16th SpaceX ISS resupply mission, a Block 5 Falcon 9 booster took an unexpected swim. SpaceX had planned for...