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After a first Artemis 1 SLS core stage hot fire test was automatically aborted 60 seconds into an eight minute burn, NASA has selected to rerun the test.

NASA select to rerun hot fire test of Artemis I SLS core stage

NASA announced January 30 that it planned to rerun the hot fire test of the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) core stage after...
Just six weeks after it was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, the SeriusXM SXM-7 satellite appears to have failed.

Has a $225 million SiriusXM satellite failed just 6 weeks after launch?

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM has revealed that its $225 million SXM-7 satellite may have failed just six weeks after it was launched. The revelations were...
NASA officials are yet to decide whether the first SLS core stage will require a second static fire test after the first was aborted 60 seconds into an eight-minute burn.

SLS core stage in good condition following anomalous static fire

NASA officials confirmed that the first SLS core stage had not suffered any damage following an anomalous static fire test that was automatically aborted...
SpaceX has acquired a pair of offshore oil platforms and renamed them after the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.

SpaceX to repurpose offshore oil platforms for Starship launches

SpaceX appears to have purchased a pair of offshore oil platforms from a bankrupt offshore drilling contractor. The launch provider is expected to convert...
OnewWeb has secured $400 million in funding from SoftBank and Hughes Network Systems.

OneWeb secures $400 million in funding under new ownership

Broadband satellite operator OneWeb announced on January 15 that it had secured an additional $400 million in funding from SoftBank and Hughes Network Systems. After...
NASA’s first SLS core stage static fire test ended just 60 seconds into a planned eight-minute burn.

Maiden NASA SLS core stage hot fire test ends prematurely

The first static fire test of a NASA Space Launch System (SLS) core stage was automatically aborted just over 60 seconds into a planned...
UK Space Agency signed a contract with Roll-Royce to develop nuclear power and propulsion technology for space applications.

UK Space Agency partners with Rolls-Royce to study nuclear propulsion systems

The UK Space Agency has signed a contract with Rolls-Royce to study how nuclear power could be used to revolutionise spaceflight. According to Rolls-Royce,...
Boeing to build six next-generation solar arrays for the International Space Station.

Boeing to supply International Space Station with six new solar arrays

NASA announced on January 11 that six new Boeing-built solar arrays would be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2021. Designed for...
NASA to perform first hot fire test of an SLS core stage on January 16.

NASA set date to test-fire first SLS core stage

NASA has announced it plans to perform the first hot fire test of an SLS core stage on January 16. The stage is expected...
NASA and Boeing complete key Starliner parachute drop test campaign.

NASA and Boeing complete Starliner parachute drop test campaign

NASA and Boeing have completed a parachute drop test campaign to validate the spacecraft's recovery system. The Boeing Starliner spacecraft is the first America-made...

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According to NASA, the Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 is unlikely to occur in April.

Second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test delayed again

NASA has announced that the second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight will be delayed by more than a month. The test had previously been...
The SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype exploded shortly after successfully a completed a 10-kilometer hop test.

SpaceX SN10 Starship prototype touched down safely and then exploded

The SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype completed a high-altitude test flight on March 3 touching down meters away from where it was launched. Although it...
The Rocket Lab Neutron launch vehicle is slated to be launched on its maiden flight in 2024.

Rocket Lab announced plans to develop mega-constellation launch vehicle

Rocket Lab announced on March 1 that it is in the process of developing a new launch vehicle that is designed to deliver up...
The maiden flight of the Blue Origin New Glenn rocket has been delayed from 2021 to late 2022.

Maiden Blue Origin New Glenn flights slip to late 2022

Blue Origin announced February 25 that it expected to launch the maiden flight of its New Glenn rocket in the fourth quarter of 2022. The...
NASA has made the decision to postpone the second hot fire test of its first SLS core stage after the agency discovered an issue with a liquid oxygen valve.

SLS program suffers further delays after NASA postpone second hot fire test

NASA's Space Launch System development program has suffered yet another blow with the postponement of a second hot fire test. The delay is the...