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ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander mission launch reset for July 22

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander mission launch reset for July 22 The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was all set to launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission to deliver a rover to the Moon’s South Pole last week, but a “technical snag” observed during the last hour of launch prep put a hold on those […]

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SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ bursts into flames during static fire test

SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ bursts into flames during static fire test SpaceX’s test vehicle, a small-scale demonstration craft for some Starship components, caught fire after what appears to be a fuel leak or dump following an otherwise successful static fire test last night. It’s not clear why the craft suddenly burst into flames, or […]

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Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 snaps amazing photos ahead of solar sail deployment

Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 snaps amazing photos ahead of solar sail deployment LightSail 2 may still have at least a few days to go before it begins its primary purpose, by unfurling the solar sail it has on board and finding out more about propelling a spacecraft using only the force of […]

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Watch 5,000 rockets attempt a world record simultaneous launch to celebrate Apollo 11

Watch 5,000 rockets attempt a world record simultaneous launch to celebrate Apollo 11 50 years ago today, at 9:32 AM ET, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Saturn V rocket. At 9:32 AM ET this morning in 2019, you can watch as the U.S. Space & […]

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Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit

Archinaut snags million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit A project to 3D-print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate the technique in space. Archinaut, a mission now several years in development from Made In […]

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Watch Katee Sackhoff deal with space bugs in the trailer for Netflix’s ‘Another Life’

Watch Katee Sackhoff deal with space bugs in the trailer for Netflix’s ‘Another Life’ Netflix has a new sci-fi series coming in hot on July 25, and it’s got Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff in the lead role, with Selma Blair and Justin Chatwin supporting. The show focuses on Sackhoff’s Captain Niko Breckenridge […]

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SpaceX targets Tuesday for Starhopper demo rocket hover test

SpaceX targets Tuesday for Starhopper demo rocket hover test SpaceX is preparing for a key test in development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft, with a target of performing a ‘hover’ demo of its ‘Starhopper’ prototype rocket on Tuesday next week. The test will be the first time the rocket attempts liftoff with […]

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Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it

Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu is an ambitious one to begin with, and the team recently made the decision to up the stakes with a second touchdown on the space rock’s surface. Not only did all go […]

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Virgin Orbit performs a successful drop test of its LauncherOne rocket launch system

Virgin Orbit performs a successful drop test of its LauncherOne rocket launch system Richard Branson-backed space startup Virgin Orbit has completed a key step along its path to launching satellites for commercial customers. The company held a successful “drop test” of its LauncherOne rocket, in which the crucial piece of its launch […]

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Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites

Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites Amazon revealed its ‘Project Kuiper’ plan to establish a constellation of broadband internet satellites in low-Earth orbit earlier this year, but now we know a bit more about the specifics of its plan thanks to an FCC filing first reported by […]

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