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SpaceX successfully test fit a Starship upper stage with a Super Heavy booster the first time ahead of its maiden orbital demonstration mission.

SpaceX stacks the tallest rocket in history

A colossal crane has successfully stacked a Starship upper stage on top of a Super Heavy booster for the first time completing the integration...
Thrusters aboard Russian new Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly just hours after the module docked with the International Space Station.

New space station module malfunctions hours after docking

Hours after docking with the International Space Station, the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module unexpectedly fired its thrusters which pushed the station out of its...
In preparation for its 2025 Solar Cruiser mission, NASA is preparing to launch a solar sail technology demonstrator aboard Artemis 1.

Solar sail asteroid explorer to launch aboard Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the Moon will carry a solar sailing CubeSat as part of an array of secondary payloads.Artemis 1 is the...
NASA is preparing to switch key Hubble hardware later this week to bypass a fault in the telescope’s payload computer.

NASA prepare to switch Hubble to backup hardware

NASA is preparing to switch key systems aboard the Hubble Space Telescope to backup hardware to bypass a fault that crippled it.On June 13,...
NASA has yet to find a solution to a computer memory module problem that forced the Hubble Space Telescope’s science instruments into safe mode on June 13.

Is this the end for Hubble?

An issue with the onboard computer that runs NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to persist with no immediate solution.On June 13, NASA's Hubble Space...
After almost two years on the surface of Mars, InSight’s solar panels have become covered in fine Martian dirt that needs to be cleared if it is going to remain operational.

NASA InSight lander gets 2% power boost after dirt shower

A counterintuitive plan to clear dust from the solar panels of NASA's InSight lander has been successful resulting in a 2% power boost.NASA's InSight...
The Lockheed-GM Lunar Terrain Vehicle is being developed to allow the partnership to compete for a NASA Artemis contract.

Lockheed and General Motors to develop Moon rover

Lockheed Martin and General Motors have partnered to develop a Moon rover for NASA's Artemis program that could operate autonomously with or without humans...
The Prometheus rocket engine is designed to be capable of producing 1000 kN of thrust aboard core, booster or upper stages.

ESA sign €135 million contract for low-cost 3D printed rocket engine

The European Space Agency has signed a contract with French aerospace firm ArianeGroup to continue the development of a low-cost 3D-printed rocket engine.The €135...
The Chinese Space Station Telescope will carry out large sky surveys enabling scientist to solve the mysteries of the stars and very deep space.

Flagship-class Chinese telescope will operate alongside space station

A new optical space telescope China is developing to survey the sky will work in concert with the country's planned space station enabling it...
General Atomics, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin have been awarded DARPA contacts to develop a nuclear thermal propulsion demonstration mission.

DARPA selects contractors to develop nuclear thermal propulsion system

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected General Atomics, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin to develop a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) demonstration.DARPA announced...

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Deep Blue Aerospace has successfully completed a 100-meter VTVL test of its Nebula M1 test vehicle.

Chinese launch startup performs 100-meter booster hop

Chinese launch startup Deep Blue Aerospace has completed a 100-meter takeoff and landing test of its Nebula M1 vehicle.The Nebula M1 vertical takeoff vertical...
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Risslience was launched aboard a flight-proven Falcon 9 carrying the four-person Inspiration4 crew on September 15.

Inspiration4 ushers in a new age of spaceflight

With the launch of Inspiration4 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, four average Americans have become the first non-professional astronaut crew in history.The Crew...
Blue Origin and SpaceX are among five companies select to mature lunar lander contract for NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon.

NASA awards lunar lander contracts to Blue Origin and Space

NASA has selected five companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, to mature lunar lander concepts.Announced September 14, the five contracts were awarded to Blue...
Privateer was founded by Steve Wozniak and Ripcord founder Alex Fielding to develop technology to remove space debris.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches space debris removal company

Steve Wozniak has created the private space company Privateer with Ripcord founder Alex Fielding. Although not yet confirmed, the company appears to be focused...
The crew of Inspiration4 has completed the last major milestone before the mission is launched aboard a Falcon 9 this week.

SpaceX perform dress rehearsal ahead of crewed Inspiration4 Mission

SpaceX has performed a full dress rehearsal with the four members of the Inspiration4 crew ahead of their launch this week.The September 12 dress...