Launches

January 8, 2018

SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

SpaceX kicked off the new year with a mystery-shrouded mission to deliver a government spacecraft, called Zuma, into orbit. After more than a month of delays, […]
December 31, 2017

Angosat-1 communications restored after post-launch glitch

GLASSBORO, New Jersey — Angola’s new satellite is communicating normally with ground teams again after losing contact shortly following launch. Moscow-based Energia, manufacturer of Angosat-1, as well […]
December 29, 2017

Russian satellite lost after being set to launch from wrong spaceport

Deputy prime minister admits programmers gave the $45m device coordinates for Baikonur rather than Vostochny cosmodrome. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the […]
December 27, 2017

Zenit rocket launches Angola’s long-awaited first satellite

MT LAUREL, New Jersey — A Zenit rocket, flying for the first time in two years, successfully orbited Angola’s debut satellite Angosat-1 on Dec. 26. The […]
December 23, 2017

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will send beyond Mars

Eat your heart out, Ludicrous mode Weeks after announcing that he plans to send an original Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk has […]
December 20, 2017

SpaceX to skip first stage landing for upcoming Iridium launch

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — In a break from its now-standard practice, SpaceX will not attempt a landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on […]
November 28, 2017

Contact lost with satellites after Soyuz launch

WASHINGTON — Controllers have been unable to contact a weather satellite launched on a Soyuz rocket from the country’s new spaceport Nov. 28, raising fears of […]
November 22, 2017

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for SpaceNews’Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON — SpaceX, […]
November 19, 2017

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation […]