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SpaceX complete tenth consecutive successful test of Crew Dragon parachutes.

Successful Parachute Test Completes Crucial Crew Dragon Milestone

SpaceX has confirmed it has completed a key milestone in the development of the Crew Dragon spacecraft performing a tenth consecutive successful test of...
The JAXA SLATS satellite has set the record for the lowest altitude by an Earth observation satellite in orbit.

JAXA Set Guinness World Record For Lowest Orbiting Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has set the Guinness World Record for the “lowest altitude by an Earth observation satellite in orbit”. Launched aboard...
Greman startup Aerospace has raised $17 million in Series A funding.

German Startup Raises $17 Million to Develop Small Launch Vehicle

German startup Isar Aerospace has raised $17 million in funding for the development of its Spectrum launch vehicle. The company hopes to launch the...
ESA award contact to ClearSpace to capture and deorbit Vegas payload adaptor.

ESA Award Contract to Swiss Startup to Deorbit Vega Debris

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to Swiss startup ClearSpace to deorbit debris from a Vega rocket launched in 2013. ClearSpace-1 is...
New ESA budget provides funding for reusable Space Rider Spacecraft.

Europe Backs the Development of the Reusable Space Rider Spacecraft

European Space Agency (ESA) member states have backed the continued development of the agency’s reusable Space Rider Spacecraft. The agency hopes to launch the...
SpaceX has successfully completed a pivotal static fire test of the Crew Dragon.

SpaceX Complete Pivotal Crew Dragon Static Fire Test

SpaceX has completed a series of static fire tests of the Crew Dragon’s escape system to recertify it for flight. The tests were conducted...
The first SLS core stage has been fitted with its four RS-25 engines.

Artemis 1 SLS Core Stage gets its Four RS-25 Engines

The NASA Space Launch System (SLS) core stage that will be used for the agency’s Artemis 1 mission has been fitted with its four...

Boeing Identifies Cause of Starliner Pad Abort Test Parachute Failure

Boeing has revealed that a missing pin was to blame for one of three Starliner parachutes failing to deploy during a November 4 pad...
SpaceX set to launch Falcon 9 with flight-proven fairing.

SpaceX to Utilize Flight-Proven Fairings for Upcoming Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX has revealed that it will utilize a flight-proven fairing for the first time with the launch of the Starlink 1 mission next week....
US Air Force X-37B returns to Earth after 780 days in orbit.

Secret X-37B Air Force Spaceplane Returns to Earth After 780 Days

A US Air Force X-37B spaceplane touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida just before dawn on Sunday. The secret Air Force...

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Arianespace deploys two geostationary communication satellites into orbit.

Arianespace Launch New Low-Cost Geostationary Communication Satellite

Arianespace has launched its first orbital mission of 2020 deploying a pair of communications satellites into a geostationary orbit. The launch is the first...
China has launched an experimental 5G communications satellite aboard a Kuaizhou 1A.

China Launch Second Orbital Mission in 24 Hours

China has launched a second orbital mission just over 24 hours after the last deploying an experimental 5G communications satellite. The Yinhe-1 communications satellite was...
China has launched four satellites aboard a Long March 2D from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

China Launches First Mission From Taiyuan for 2020

China has launched the first orbital mission from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center for 2020. Also known as Base 25, the Taiyuan launch facility...
Virgin Galactic reaches a major milestone in the construction of a second SpaceShipTwo vehicle.

Virgin Galactic Reach Major Construction Milestone for Second SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic has revealed that it has reached a major milestone in the construction of a second SpaceShipTwo vehicle. In a January 8 press...
SpaceX has completed a Falcon 9 static fire test ahead of the Crew Dragon in-flight abort test.

SpaceX Complete Static Fire Ahead of Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX has completed a static fire test of the Falcon 9 booster that will be utilized for the Crew Dragon in-flight abort test. The...