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Boeing has pulled out of a DARPA spaceplane development program.

Boeing Withdraws from DARPA Experimental Spaceplane Program

Boeing has dropped out of an experimental suborbital spaceplane development program funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The exit of Boeing...
A fire broke out at a Firefly Aerospace facility during an Alpha first stage test.

Firefly Aerospace Alpha Test Ends in Fire Prompting an Evacuation

Late yesterday, a small fire broke out at the Firefly Aerospace facility in Austin Texas resulting in homes and businesses within two kilometers of...
Capella Space to offer on-demand sub-0.5 meter SAR imaging.

Capella Space Unveils Next-Generation Earth Observation Satellite Design

Editors note: This article was previously titled, "Capella Space Unveils Next-Generation Spy Satellite Design". Although Capella Space has won contacts to supply imaging to...
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...
The first SLS core stage is on its way to the Stennis Space Center for the Green Run test campaign.

SLS Core Stage Loaded onto Pegasus Barge Ahead of Green Run Test

The first SLS rocket core stage has been loaded onto NASA’s Pegasus barge at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The gigantic...
Thales Alenia Space explores the use of Stratospheric blimps for reconnaissance applications.

Thales Alenia Space Pursue Stratosphere Cruising Spy Blimps

Thales Alenia Space has awarded a contract to French defense procurement agency DGA to explore the use of a "Stratobus™ type platform" in reconnaissance...
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...

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The White House has requested a 12% increase for the 2021 NASA budget.

White House Requests Largest NASA Budget Increase in Decades

The White House has proposed one of the largest NASA budget increases in decades. The budget increase provides substantial support for the agency’s Artemis...
A NASA investigation has recommended Boeing complete an Organisational Safety Assessment.

Boeing Safety Standards Questioned Following NASA Starliner Incident Review

An investigation launched following the anomalous Starliner Orbital Flight Test has called for an Organisational Safety Assessment of Boeing. The report specifically identified critical...
Arianespace launches 34 satellites aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket for OneWeb.

OneWeb Constellation Deployment Begins with the Launch of 34 Satellites

A year after deploying its first 6 satellites into orbit, OneWeb has added to its global internet constellation with the launch of 34 new...
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after a record-breaking 328 days in space.

Record-Breaking Astronaut Christina Koch Returns to Earth

NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to Earth after shattering the record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman. Koch returned...
NASA has awarded the $80.4 million PACE mission to SpaceX.

SpaceX Win $80.4 million NASA Earth Science Mission

NASA has awarded the agency's $80.4 million Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission launch services contract to SpaceX. It is the fifth Earth...