launch pad fire scrubs japanese iss launch
The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station was postponed Sept. 10 when a fire broke out on a launch platform several hours before the scheduled liftoff. SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the... more
Fire forces Japan to cancel rocket launch to ISS  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A pre-dawn fire on Wednesday forced Japan's space agency to cancel the launch of an unnamed rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, the operator said. more
Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official  REUTERS · 3 weeks
An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its... more
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Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says... more
Australia updates commercial launch regulations  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Australian government has enacted new regulations regarding the launch and reentry of commercial vehicles as part of an effort to help promote development of a... more
SLS contractors expect first launch in 2021  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
While NASA has yet to update the schedule for the first flight of its Space Launch System, companies working on the heavy-lift... more
Smallsat launch services feel pricing pressure  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Companies that provide both dedicated and rideshare launch services for small satellites say that price remains a major factor for their customers, with pressure... more
Senate appropriators add $22M for small launch, approve $72M Space Force request  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The $22 million for Tactically Responsive Space Launch was added to the Air Force’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account. more
Launch companies look to government customers for stability  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
With the size and growth of commercial markets uncertain, launch companies are looking to government agencies to varying degrees for... more
Relativity signs launch agreement with Momentus  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity Space announced Sept. 11 a contract with Momentus to carry a set of small satellites to geostationary orbit. more
Senate defense appropriators support DoD space request, propose ‘tactical responsive launch’ program  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The SAC-D fully funded the $1.2 billion request for the National Security Space Launch program. more
Chinese light launch blitz continues with Kuaizhou-1A mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A commercial Kuaizhou-1A rocket launched two satellites late Friday, continuing a recent intense period of light launch vehicle activity in... more
Astranis will share a Falcon 9 for 2020 small GEO launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Astranis CEO John Gedmark said in an Aug. 26 blog post that the company... more
SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy customer to Arianespace  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Swedish company Ovzon left a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch in favor of an Ariane 5 mission from European... more
Senator seeks change in hosted payload launch policy  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A Florida senator is asking the White House to revise existing policy regarding the launch of government hosted payloads on... more
DoD acquisitions chief: Pentagon unlikely to change Air Force launch procurement strategy  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said DoD supports Air Force plans for Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement. more
Chinese telecommunications satellite hit by anomalies after launch  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
A Chinese telecommunications satellite has suffered unspecified anomalies following an apparently successful launch into geosynchronous transfer orbit. more
Vector relinquishes Air Force launch contract, mission re-awarded to Aevum  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Vector on Aug. 26 withdrew as the contractor for the Air Force Agile Small Launch Operational... more
Last Delta 4 Medium launches GPS-3 satellite  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
United Launch Alliance completed the last launch of a Delta 4 Medium Aug. 22, sending a GPS-3 satellite into a medium Earth... more
SpaceX to launch SES’s O3b mPower constellation on two Falcon 9 rockets  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX received a contract to launch the first seven O3b mPower satellites using Falcon 9 rockets, the companies announced Sept. 9. more
SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy customer Ovzon to Arianespace  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Satellite broadband company Ovzon said Aug. 24 that a better offer from Arianespace for a 2021 launch aboard an Ariane... more
First Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch  ESA · 5 days
A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard... more
First Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending Earth observation data back... more
Claims court punts SpaceX’s LSA bid protest to California court  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled Monday that it lacks jurisdiction to hear SpaceX’s complaint... more
Japanese trees synchronize allergic pollen release over immense distances  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Complaints of allergic rhinitis (hayfever) are common worldwide, affecting around 17 percent of the Japanese population in spring and summer (around 20 million people). In Japan, the main tree species... more
Fire researchers creating better, faster models to predict how wildfires burn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As fires throughout Utah have demonstrated over the last few weeks, fire season isn't ending any time soon. Given the spring rains that promoted so much... more
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