SpaceX set to launch space station’s next astronaut crew for NASA

SpaceX set to launch space stations next astronaut crew for

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 26 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX was due to launch the next long-duration astronaut crew to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA early on Wednesday, including a medical doctor turned spacewalker and a geologist specializing in Martian landslides. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a two-stage Falcon 9 … Read more

NRO successfully reuses SpaceX launch booster for first time with NROL-85 mission

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NRO successfully reuses SpaceX launch booster for first time with NROL-85 mission Press Release From: National Reconnaissance Office Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2022 The National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched the NROL-85 mission aboard a reflown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E located at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) in California today at 6:13 … Read more

UK’s first satellite launch will put ‘factories’ in space

UKs first satellite launch will put factories in space

The former occupants ran a burger van fleet. If you squint hard enough, you can make out the silhouette of their name on the building’s front. The current occupants of this Cardiff industrial unit have a different goal in mind: they plan to launch an armada of robotic factories into space to manufacture materials that … Read more

A Failure to Launch? – NTSB’s Proposed Rule on Commercial Space Launch Accidents | JD Supra

A Failure to Launch – NTSBs Proposed Rule on Commercial

  The NTSB has been receiving serious pushback on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would “codify[ ] its investigative role in commercial space transportation.”  In its proposal, published on November 16, 2021, the NTSB asserts that the codification “will enhance transportation safety by enabling the agency to carry out its statutory mission of … Read more

To cheaply go: How falling launch costs fueled a thriving economy in orbit

To cheaply go How falling launch costs fueled a thriving

Overcrowding in low-Earth orbit One consequence of opening up access to space, however, is increased congestion. Low-Earth orbit, the prime real estate surrounding the planet that is still relatively close to the surface, is already becoming a crowded place. Speckled among the operational satellites in low-Earth orbit are thousands of tons of space debris, ranging … Read more

German imaging satellite gets top billing on next SpaceX rideshare launch – Spaceflight Now

German imaging satellite gets top billing on next SpaceX rideshare

The EnMAP spacecraft at its factory in Bremen, Germany. Credit: OHB/H. von der Fecht A $330 million German hyperspectral Earth-imaging satellite will hitch a ride to orbit from Cape Canaveral with 39 smaller commercial payloads on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set for blastoff Friday. The German observation satellite — named the Environmental Mapping and Analysis … Read more

Europe’s Mars rover now unlikely to launch before 2026 after Russia’s war on Ukraine

Europes Mars rover now unlikely to launch before 2026 after

Europe’s beleaguered  ExoMars rover is unlikely to launch before 2026 as the European Space Agency ponders a path forward for the mission, including finding a new rocket,  replacing Russian-built parts in cooperation with NASA, or restarting its partnership with Russia in case that country’s war in Ukraine ends soon.  ESA representatives outlined their plans for … Read more

Global Launch System Payload Arianespace, Blue Origin, China Aerospace Science and Technology, Eurockot Launch Services – corporate ethos

Global Launch System Payload Arianespace Blue Origin China Aerospace Science

The current MarketQuest.biz survey report, titled Global Launch System Payload Market from 2021 to 2027, provides data and numbers on market structure and size. The purpose of this study is to provide an in-depth analysis of the market trends and growth in order to develop effective strategies for outperforming the worldwide Launch System Payload market. … Read more

Everdome to launch mission to Mars from Hatta, UAE

Everdome to launch mission to Mars from Hatta UAE

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored press release. Readers should conduct their own research prior to taking any actions related to the content mentioned in this article. Learn more › Dubai, UAE, 25th February, 2022, Chainwire — Iconic Dubai tourism destination chosen for the Earth-based Phase 1 of Everdome’s metaverse journey. Everdome, the most hyper-realistic metaverse, … Read more

Virginia Tech’s Orbital Launch Vehicle Team celebrates successful launch in California

Virginia Techs Orbital Launch Vehicle Team celebrates successful launch in

Editor’s note: With Virginia Tech Giving Day 2022 beginning at noon Feb. 23, a series of stories highlighting the impact of donations are featured on VTx this month. In business terms, taking a “30,000 foot view” means stepping back and gaining a high-level, big-picture perspective on a project or challenge. The metaphor also fits the … Read more

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