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SpaceX Completes Fourth Starship Test Flight

Fourth test flight of massive Starship rocket concludes with successful ocean splashdown, despite many tile losses

2 weeks ago

Japan Space Agency Hacked, But No Rocket Data Accessed

Admission of 'unauthorised access' of a network server at Japan's space agency (JAXA), but sensitive data not compromised

7 months ago

Virgin Orbit Shuts Down After Chapter 11 Filing

Sir Richard Branson ends Virgin Orbit operations going forward, with assets being sold off to rivals in space launch sector

1 year ago

Japan’s ispace Admits Moon Lander Likely Crashed

First-ever lunar landing by a private company ends, after Japanese start-up ispace admits moon lander likely crashed

1 year ago

SpaceX Starship Rocket Explodes After Launch

First launch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket ends in mid-flight explosion, which it labelled as a “rapid unscheduled disassembly”

1 year ago

Virgin Orbit Lays Off 85 Percent Of Staff

Nearly 700 jobs to go at Sir Richard Branson’s rocket company Virgin Orbit Holdings, amid reports it will cease operations

1 year ago

Virgin Orbit Nears Deal For Emergency Funding, After UK Launch Failure

Days after Virgin Orbit halted operations and furloughed staff, comes a report it is close to securing emergency funding

1 year ago

SpaceX Test Fires Starship ‘Super Heavy’ Booster Rocket

Milestone test of one SpaceX Super Heavy booster rocket completed, ahead of debut orbital launch of Starship

1 year ago

NASA And DARPA To Develop Nuclear Rocket Engines For Mars

Partnership between NASA and DARPA seeks to develop nuclear thermal rocket engine for upcoming Mars missions

1 year ago

First-Ever UK Satellite Launch Ends In Failure

First-ever satellite launch from UK soil ends in failure after 'anomaly' affects Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket

1 year ago

Spain Closed Airspace Due To Chinese Rocket Debris

Airspace in Spain was briefly closed last Friday, due to a huge piece of Chinese rocket falling to Earth, leading…

2 years ago

Crewed Boeing Starliner Spaceflight Set For April 2023 Launch

Two month delay to launch of first crewed mission aboard Boeing's Starliner, which seeks to compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX

2 years ago

Amazon Project Kuiper Satellites Set For Early 2023 Launch

Competitor for Starlink edges closer, after Amazon confirms launch in early 2023 of two prototype satellites for Project Kuiper

2 years ago

SpaceX Starship Booster Rocket Bursts In Flames

Explosion at SpaceX facility in Texas, after booster rocket for Starship spacecraft bursts into flames during test firing

2 years ago

OneWeb Signs Satellite Launch Deal With India

No more Russia. UK satellite firm OneWeb continues to sign up rocket launch partners, after exiting rocket launches in Russia

2 years ago

Amazon Signs Rocket Deal For Project Kuiper Satellite Launches

Amazon signs huge rocket deal with Arianespace, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) for Project Kuiper satellites

2 years ago

OneWeb Reaches 60 Percent With Launch Of 36 Satellites

UK-based OneWeb delivers another 36 communications satellites into orbit, as it readies connectivity for northern hemisphere

2 years ago

SpaceX’s Elon Musk Warns Of Bankruptcy Risk Over Engine Issue

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk warns of “disaster” concerning production of Starship Raptor engine that puts entire firm at bankruptcy risk

3 years ago

First All-Civilian Crew Launch To Orbit On SpaceX Rocket

The door to outer space continues to be nudged wider, as first all-civilian crew circle the Earth aboard SpaceX Crew…

3 years ago

Blue Origin Successfully Completes First Test Flight, After Jeff Bezos Mission

Blue Origin test flight successfully reuses the New Shepard rocket that carried Jeff Bezos and others to space last month

3 years ago

SpaceX Assembles Biggest Rocket Ever Constructed

SpaceX Super Heavy booster and Starship vehicle combine to make tallest rocket ever constructed, as company plans manned voyages to…

3 years ago

Jeff Bezos And Brother Book Seat On Blue Origin Debut Space Flight

World's richest man, Jeff Bezos, and his brother Mark, are to fly up to outer space on Blue Origin's first…

3 years ago

SpaceX SN11 Rocket Explodes During Descent

Another bumpy ride for Elon Musk's prototype spacecraft that will eventually be used to ferry mankind to the moon and…

3 years ago

Disintegrating SpaceX Rocket Creates Light Show

Second stage of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket falls into Earth's atmosphere over Seattle and Vancouver, creating a spectacular light show…

3 years ago

NASA Successfully Tests Moon Rocket

NASA successfully tests Space Launch System, a rocket intended to send humans back to the the lunar surface and eventually…

3 years ago

SpaceX Mars Rocket Lands Upright, But Later Explodes

Learning more...another SpaceX rocket bites the dust, after it successfully lands upright but then explodes minutes later on the pad

3 years ago

SpaceX Starship Rocket Explodes On Landing

Valuable lessons. Second malfunction of SpaceX’s prototype Starship rocket, as it attempts to land vertically after successful launch

3 years ago

SpaceX Launches 143 Satellites In One Launch

Record-breaking launch as single SpaceX Falcon rocket carries 143 satellites into orbit for Starlink and a number of other companies

3 years ago

SpaceX, NASA: Four Astronauts Arrived Safely At ISS

As Elon Musk reportedly goes down with Coronavirus, SpaceX and NASA mission safely delivers astronauts to international space station

4 years ago

Blue Origin Tests Rocket Slated For Moon Return

NASA pleased. Blue Origin's New Shepard booster rocket tested and successfully lands vertically, after returning from outer space

4 years ago