Satellite

March 11, 2019

Rocket Lab Launch of DARPA Satellite Slips

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab’s first launch of the year, which was scheduled for late February, has been pushed back to the second half of March because of the […]
January 24, 2019

Changing How We Build Satellites Could Do More Than Reduce Space Junk

“Space is for everyone” is a popular saying, but it rarely holds true — partly because space is expensive, and partly because certain countries have decades of […]
December 18, 2018

SpaceX, Blue Origin to launch within minutes of each other Today

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will both look skyward Tuesday, as a Falcon 9 rocket hoists a military satellite and a New Shepard lifts several experiments […]
October 29, 2018

First Private Chinese Attempt to Launch Satellite Into Orbit Suffers Unspecified Failure

The craft that would have been the first private Chinese rocket to deliver a satellite into orbit around the Earth failed on Saturday, the Guardian reported, with […]
October 6, 2018

In the hunt for aliens, satellites may light the way

If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them The Earth is expanding, satellite by satellite, every rocket launch […]
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 […]
June 28, 2018

SpaceX Launching Cargo Mission to Space Station Early Friday: Watch Live

SpaceX will launch a new resupply mission to the International Space Station early Friday (June 29), and you can watch the spaceflight action live online. A two-stage SpaceX Falcon […]
June 15, 2015

Comet robot Philae phones home again

Europe‘s comet lander has again been in touch with Earth. The Philae probe made three short contacts of about 10 seconds each at roughly 2130 GMT […]
March 10, 2015

Weeks from another launch, SpaceX keeping pace with manifest

The next launch in SpaceX’s busy manifest this year is scheduled for March 21, when a Falcon 9 rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral and […]