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Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
No astrovans for SpaceX, crews riding to rockets in Teslas  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronauts launched by SpaceX in coming months will ride to their rockets in high fashion. Instead of using a retro-style astrovan, SpaceX crews will travel to the launch... more
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A SpaceX launch of Starlink satellites scheduled for Jan. 6 will be the 45th Space Wing’s inaugural launch as part of the U.S. Space... more
Virgin Orbit plans orbital launch in early 2020  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch... more
Chinese launch firm Galactic Energy raises $21.5 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
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Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation  ESA · 2 days
Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the... more
JWST remains on schedule for March 2021 launch  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Despite a limited amount of schedule reserve remaining, both NASA and Northrop Grumman are cautiously optimistic that the James Webb... more
Call for Media: Solar Orbiter launch to face the Sun  ESA · 3 days
Press Release N° 27–2020 ESA’s new Sun explorer will be launched from Cape Canaveral on 6 February. Media are invited to Europe’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany,... more
Stratolaunch confirms interest in launch services and hypersonic vehicles  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
As Stratolaunch ramps up operations after being sold last year, it says it remains interested in providing launch... more
Satellite propulsion startup Dawn Aerospace developing small launch vehicle  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A green propulsion startup with more than $1 million in sales says it is gaining traction in the... more
Study of industry capabilities could reshape national security investments  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The National Security Launch Architecture is not a traditional launch market study but a more comprehensive look at... more
SpaceX to launch Egyptian satellite in 2022  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceXsaid Jan. 23. more
First Spacebus Neo satellite set for launch  ESA · 2 weeks
The first satellite developed under an initiative to help European industry deliver competitive satellites for the commercial telecommunications market has entered its... more
Arianespace could launch record 22 missions in 2020  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Arianespace is poised to launch up to 22 missions this year, a number that would nearly double the company’s record. ... more
TriSept buys Orbex Prime rocket for rideshare flight  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Launch integrator TriSept Corp. announced plans Jan. 14 to buy an Orbex Prime launch vehicle for a dedicated rideshare mission... more
ESA selects Arianespace for Euclid dark universe probe launch  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Arianespace and ESA announced the signing of a contract Tuesday for launch of the Euclid dark universe exploration... more
Lucy mission now has a new destination  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Less than two years before launch, scientists associated with NASA's Lucy mission, led by Southwest Research Institute, have discovered an additional small asteroid that will be visited by the Lucy spacecraft. Set to launch... more
SpaceX to test Crew Dragon launch abort system  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Building on its illustrious landmark-achieving history in the field of immunology, NYU Langone Health announced today the launch of a Vaccine Center that combines basic research, clinical studies,... more
Firefly suffers anomaly during launch vehicle test  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Firefly Aerospace says it had an “anomaly” during a Jan. 22 static-fire test of the first stage of its Alpha rocket under... more
SpaceX ready for Crew Dragon in-flight abort test  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
SpaceX performed a successful static-fire test Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
Solar Orbiter launch  ESA · 2 days
Image: Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform... more
Solar Orbiter antenna deployment  ESA · 2 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its... more
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