Launches

September 10, 2018

SpaceX launches heavy telecom satellite, sticks high-seas landing

The company has now flown 16 missions this year. 12:55am ET Monday Update: A little more than an hour after its launch window opened—the delay was […]
September 9, 2018

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching to Space Station Next Week

The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an […]
September 2, 2018

SpaceX 7 months away from 1st crewed test flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX continues to take breathtaking leaps in terms of returning the United States’ ability to launch astronauts from American soil. Plans to finalize launch […]
August 29, 2018

Virgin Orbit performs LauncherOne aircraft flight tests

WASHINGTON — The carrier aircraft for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system has performed a series of test flights in preparation for upcoming flights with the rocket attached. […]
August 26, 2018

China just set new national launch record while putting up two more Beidou navigation satellites

HELSINKI — China’s launch of a pair of Beidou navigation satellites late Friday saw the country set a new annual launch record as its space activities […]
August 14, 2018

High-speed cameras show MOMO-2 launch failure in unprecedented detail

Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies Inc. (IST) has revealed high-definition videos of the unsuccessful June 30 launch of its MOMO-2 rocket. The new footage, captured by industrial […]
August 12, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to ‘touch the Sun’

The probe lit up the night sky as it blasted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT. “It was a really clean launch,” Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator […]
August 6, 2018

Later this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch its biggest batch of satellites yet

The 71-satellite rideshare, coordinated by Spaceflight Industries, includes art exhibits and a high school probe Later this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch more […]
August 2, 2018

Boeing shifts schedule for Starliner, calls 2019 crew launch “realistic”

“These development programs are hard. Especially for human spacecraft.” On Wednesday, Boeing’s John Mulholland, who manages the company’s commercial crew program, provided an update on Boeing’s […]