Launches

April 12, 2020

Virgin Orbit’s VOX Space wins $35 million U.S. Space Force launch contract

The contract is for three dedicated launches to deliver 44 small satellites to low Earth orbit. WASHINGTON — VOX Space, a subsidiary of Virgin Orbit that […]
April 9, 2020

Soyuz launches new crew to the International Space Station

WASHINGTON — A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a new crew to the International Space Station April 9 on a mission that overcame complications from a global […]
April 7, 2020

NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide […]
April 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit selects Japanese airport as launch site

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit announced April 2 it has identified an airport in Japan as a potential site for launch operations, joining airports in the United […]
March 25, 2020

SpaceX reports problem during Crew Dragon parachute test

WASHINGTON — SpaceX said March 24 that one of the final parachute tests for its Crew Dragon spacecraft went awry, a problem it blamed on the […]
March 22, 2020

Soyuz launches 34 OneWeb satellites

WASHINGTON — Arianespace launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb March 21, expanding the startup’s constellation to 74 satellites in low Earth orbit. Arianespace’s Soyuz rocket […]
March 20, 2020

NASA targets May for Crew Dragon test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA announced March 18 it plans to perform a crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts on board, as soon […]
March 13, 2020

Russian crew swap should not impact next ISS mission

WASHINGTON — As Russian officials give their final approval for the crew of the next Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s space station manager […]
March 8, 2020

SpaceX launches the last flight of its original Dragon cargo capsule

Don’t worry, Dragon 2 will be here soon Late last night, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on the company’s 20th cargo mission to the […]