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Virgin Galactic has announced plans to merge with Social Capital Hedosophia and go public.

Virgin Galactic Announce Merger and Plans to Go Public

Virgin Galactic has announced it has reached an agreement to merge with investment firm Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH). The move will inject several hundred...
The deployment of the LightSail 2 spacecraft's solar sail has been delayed a day.

The Planetary Society Delays LightSail 2 Spacecraft’s Solar Sail Deployment

The Planetary Society has delayed the deployment of the LightSail 2 spacecraft's solar sail in order to conduct additional testing on its attitude control...
Photographer captures images of Boeing X-37B spaceplane in orbit.

Astrophotographer Captures Image of Classified Air Force X-37B Spaceplane

Astrophotographer and journalist Ralf Vandebergh has captured an image of the United States Air Force X-37B spaceplane orbiting Earth. The diminutive shuttle-like spaceplane was...
SpaceX has shared two clips of the company's recent fairing recovery success.

SpaceX Share Spectacular Falcon Heavy Fairing Recovery Footage

SpaceX shared footage of its first successful fairing recovery on Twitter. The recovery was achieved following the launch of the STP-2 Falcon Heavy mission...
Debris created by India’s ASAT test in March is still orbiting the Earth.

Debris from Indian Anti-Satellite Missile Test Still Orbiting Earth

Space debris created by India’s first successful anti-satellite missile test is still orbiting the Earth more than seven weeks after the country claimed it...
An oven developed by Zero G Kitchen will enable astronauts to bake fresh cookies.

Astronauts Aboard Space Station to Bake First Cookies in Space

A small oven developed by Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks will enable astronauts aboard the International Space Station to bake fresh cookies. Zero...
European consortium RETALT has announced plans to replicate SpaceX Falcon 9.

European Consortium Brazenly Announces Plans to Copy Falcon 9

A European consortium funded by the EU has revealed plans to replicate the reusability of theSpaceX Falcon 9. The project is being driven by...
SLS contractor paid millions in bonuses despite delays.

Contractors Reportedly Paid Millions in Bonuses Despite SLS Delays

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has revealed that NASA paid millions in bonuses to Boeing and Lockheed Martin despite the delays and...
SpaceX may still launch a astronauts aboard Crew Dragon before the end of the year.

Report Reveals SpaceX May Still Launch Crewed Mission in 2019

The latest NASA Flight Planning Integration Panel (FPIP) report has revealed that SpaceX is tentatively scheduled to launch a crewed mission to the International...
SpinLaunch Awarded DOD Contract.

Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Secures Department of Defense Launch Contract

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded the stealth launch services startup SpinLaunch with its first launch contract. The company plans to deploy...

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NASA has proposed a spacecraft that would be powered by a 1,700-square-meter solar sail.

NASA Propose 1,700-Square-Meter Solar Sail Mission

NASA has proposed a deep space mission that would utilise a 1,700-square-meter solar sail to power a spacecraft that would measure the Sun’s magnetic...
SNC to launch Dream Chaser aboard Vulcan Centaur.

Dream Chaser to Launch Aboard Vulcan Centaur

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur to launch the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft for six International Space...
NASA has cleared the BEAM expandable module to remain on the ISS through to 2028.

NASA Clear BEAM Module to Remain on Space Station Through 2028

An experimental expandable module added to the International Space Station three years ago has been cleared by NASA to remain docked to the station...
Blue Origin has filed a protest over what it calls a “flawed” Air Force launch procurement process.

Blue Origin File Protest Over Air Force Launch Services Procurement

Blue Origin has filed a "pre-award" protest with the US Government Accountability Office over what it calls is a "flawed" Air Force launch services...
The Linkspace RLV-T5 demonstrator performed a 300-meter launch and landing test.

Linkspace Perform 300-Meter RLV-T5 Launch and Landing Test

Chinese small launch vehicle startup Linkspace Aerospace Technology Group has performed its most ambitious launch and landing test to date. The RLV-T5 tech demonstrator...