Launches

January 5, 2020

45th Space Wing prepares for first launch under the U.S. Space Force

Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess said the 45th Space Wing will continue to do what it has been doing. WASHINGTON — The SpaceX launch of Starlink satellites […]
January 4, 2020

SpaceX’s New Starship Prototype Could Fly in Just 3 Months, Elon Musk Says

The timeline is ambitious, but that’s no surprise. SpaceX’s newly redesigned prototype of its Mars-colonizing Starship craft could get off the ground for the first time just two […]
January 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit plans orbital launch in early 2020

WASHINGTON — After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch attempt in early 2020, […]
December 27, 2019

How To Watch The Decade’s Final Rocket Launch, China’s Game-Changing ‘Long March 5’

China is about to launch a massive new rocket that, if successful, will pave the way for a new Chinese space station and daring missions to […]
December 21, 2019

Starliner suffers “off-nominal” orbital insertion after launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle launched early Dec. 20 on a critical uncrewed test flight, but appeared to suffer thruster […]
December 20, 2019

Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Launches on Historic 1st Mission to Space Station

Update for 7:20 a.m. ET: Boeing has delayed Starliner’s orbit insertion burn because the spacecraft is not at the correct attitude, or orientation. Starliner is in a […]
December 18, 2019

Starliner test flight passes launch readiness review

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft passed another in a series of final reviews Dec. 17 as it proceeds towards a critical uncrewed […]
December 17, 2019

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Heavyweight Satellite Into Orbit, Nails Rocket Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its 13th mission of the year Monday (Dec. 16) as a twice-flown Falcon 9 booster took to the skies for the third […]
December 15, 2019

NASA approves Dec. 20 Starliner test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA gave its approval Dec. 12 to proceed with the launch later this month of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on an uncrewed […]