Axiom Space Announces Partners For World's 1st Orbital Data Center

Axiom Space has entered into agreements with Kepler Communications US Inc. and Skyloom Global Corp. to integrate and showcase high data rate Optical Intersatellite Links (OISLs) on the first module of Axiom Space's commercial space station as Axiom strives to crate of the world's first scalable, cloud technology-enabled commercial orbital data center.

2mo

First Batch of Mirror Segments Shipped To ESO's Extremely Large Telescope

The ambitious construction of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has achieved a significant milestone with the delivery and shipment of the first 18 segments of the telescope's main mirror (M1). 

2mo

Intuitive Machines Delays Lunar Lander Mission to Mid-February Due to SpaceX Launch Delays

Intuitive Machines has announced the delay of its first lunar lander mission, IM-1, by a month to mid-February after unfavorable weather conditions resulted in shifts in the SpaceX launch manifest.

2mo

Blue Origin's New Shepard Soars Again After 15-Month Hiatus

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle successfully lifted off today at 11:42 a.m. Eastern from Launch Site One in West Texas. This marked the first mission since a mishap more than 15 months ago, demonstrating the company's commitment to overcoming challenges and resuming operations.

2mo

Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Completes 68th Flight

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars continues to make history, having now completed its 68th flight over the weekend where it covered an impressive horizontal distance of 828 meters (2,310 feet). This marks the farthest journey the Mars Helicopter has undertaken since its 25th flight.

3mo

SaxaVord Spaceport Awarded First Vertical Launch Licence in the UK and Western Europe

SaxaVord Spaceport has been granted its vertical launch licence by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), marking a significant milestone as it is the first vertical launch spaceport in both the UK and Western Europe.

America

2mo

Axiom Space Announces Partners For World's 1st Orbital Data Center

Axiom Space has entered into agreements with Kepler Communications US Inc. and Skyloom Global Corp. to integrate and showcase high data rate Optical Intersatellite Links (OISLs) on the first module of Axiom Space's commercial space station as Axiom strives to crate of the world's first scalable, cloud technology-enabled commercial orbital data center.

2mo

Intuitive Machines Delays Lunar Lander Mission to Mid-February Due to SpaceX Launch Delays

Intuitive Machines has announced the delay of its first lunar lander mission, IM-1, by a month to mid-February after unfavorable weather conditions resulted in shifts in the SpaceX launch manifest.

2mo

Blue Origin's New Shepard Soars Again After 15-Month Hiatus

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle successfully lifted off today at 11:42 a.m. Eastern from Launch Site One in West Texas. This marked the first mission since a mishap more than 15 months ago, demonstrating the company's commitment to overcoming challenges and resuming operations.

NASA

Voyager Space Announces 2 StarLab Demo Mission With NASA

Voyager 1 "Stuck" Not Sending Data Home, Engineers Working Glitch

SpaceX

Polaris Dawn Mission Delayed Again; Launch Now NET April 2024

Capella Space Moves Acadia Launches To SpaceX Rideshare Following RocketLab Launch Failure

Blue Origin

Blue Origin's New Shepard Soars Again After 15-Month Hiatus

Sierra Space Completes First Dream Chaser, Lays Off 165 Employees

ULA

New RL10C-X Rocket Engine To Debut On Vulcan In 2025

Amazon launches first Kuiper satellites

Asia

3mo

China Launches Experimental Reusable Spacecraft for the Third Time

China has launched its experimental reusable spacecraft for the third time; the Long March 2F rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert on December 14, according to Chinese state media Xinhua. 

3mo

China's iSpace Conducts Reusable Rocket Hop Test

China's iSpace, a Beijing-based launch startup, has achieved a successful launch and landing of its Hyperbola-2Y methane-liquid oxygen reusable verification stage.

3mo

LandSpace Wins Methane Rocket Race With 1st Satellite Deployments, Targets 2025 For New Stainless Rocket

Chinese launch startup Landspace has successfully sent three satellites into orbit using its third Zhuque-2 methane-liquid oxygen rocket.

3mo

Egypt Joins China ILRS Lunar Base Program

Egypt is the latest country to sign a cooperation aggrement for China's International Lunar Research Station (ILRS).

Europe

2mo

First Batch of Mirror Segments Shipped To ESO's Extremely Large Telescope

The ambitious construction of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has achieved a significant milestone with the delivery and shipment of the first 18 segments of the telescope's main mirror (M1). 

3mo

SaxaVord Spaceport Awarded First Vertical Launch Licence in the UK and Western Europe

SaxaVord Spaceport has been granted its vertical launch licence by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), marking a significant milestone as it is the first vertical launch spaceport in both the UK and Western Europe.

3mo

ESA Targets Summer 2024 For First Ariane 6 Launch

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher has announced a launch window for the inaugural Ariane 6 flight; targeting between June 15 and July 31, 2024.

ESA

RFA Submits Argo Spacecraft to ESA Commercial Cargo Transportation Initiative

Ariane 6 Long Duration Hot Fire Delayed Following Anomaly

Arianespace

Ariane 6 Long Duration Hot Fire Delayed Following Anomaly

Avio Completes First Successful Test Of Methalox Rocket Engine

Orbex

OrbeX Announces Arianespace Partnership

Orbex Breaks Ground On UK Mainland's First Vertical Launch Facility

RFA

RFA Submits Argo Spacecraft to ESA Commercial Cargo Transportation Initiative

INTERVIEW: We Sit Down With RFA COO Stefan Brieschenk

Middle East

9mo

UAE Plans Mission To Asteroid Belt

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency has unveiled that the Emirates Mission to the Asteroid Belt (EMA) is scheduled for launch in March 2028. 

11mo

China Loses UAE As Lunar Mission Partner

An agreement for a United Arab Emirates (UAE) rover to fly on China’s Chang’e-7 lunar mission has reportedly been impacted by US export control rules.

1yr

Axiom Space To Fly Saudi Astronauts

Technology

3mo

Air New Zealand To Conduct Starlink Trial In Late 2024

Air New Zealand has announced plans to trial Starlink broadband on domestic flights; positioning itself in the intensifying competition to connect planes using Low Earth Orbit (LEO) services.

3mo

SpaceX Ready To Test Starlink Direct To Cell Service

In an FCC filing made this week SpaceX is seeking "special temporary authority" to commence testing of there Starlink Direct To Cell service on December 10, with a testing period lasting 180 days.

7mo

Solestial To Equip Atomos Space Tugs With Solar Arrays

Solar energy startup, Solestial, has unveiled its plans to provide solar arrays for space tugs developed by Denver-based startup Atomos Space.

in space

2mo

Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Completes 68th Flight

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars continues to make history, having now completed its 68th flight over the weekend where it covered an impressive horizontal distance of 828 meters (2,310 feet). This marks the farthest journey the Mars Helicopter has undertaken since its 25th flight.

3mo

Voyager 1 "Stuck" Not Sending Data Home, Engineers Working Glitch

NASA engineers are working to address a technical issue on Voyager 1, one of the agency's iconic deep space probes, as it encounters communication challenges between its onboard computers.

3mo

Gigantic Coronal Hole 60 Earths Wide Aims Radiation Directly at Earth

An enormous dark hole has appeared on the surface of the sun, spewing powerful streams of unusually fast radiation, identified as solar wind, directly toward Earth.

ISS

Axiom Space Announces International Crew Of Axiom 3 Mission

Northrop Grumman Launches Final Russia-Ukrainian Build Antares Rocket

Tiangong

China Releases Images Of Tiangong Space Station From Shenzhou 16

China Plans Tiangong Space Station Expansion

JWST

Webb Celebrates First Anniversary with Stellar Nursery

Webb Space Telescope Detects Record-Size Asteroid  

Gateway

NASA Prepares To Start Work On First Lunar Gateway Cargo Mission

Policy & Finance

3mo

Angola Signs Artemis Accords

Angola officially signed the Artemis Accords on November 30, solidifying its commitment to best practices in space exploration.

3mo

House Science Committee Sends Commercial Space Bill To House

The House Science Committee has voted on party lines to move forward with H.R. 6131, the Commercial Space Act of 2023.

7mo

NOAA Lifts Commercial Remote Sensing License Conditions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a significant regulatory change that is set to revolutionize the capabilities of commercial remote sensing satellite systems. On August 7, NOAA revealed the modification of "Tier 3" commercial remote sensing licenses for several companies, marking a significant step in the evolution of satellite imaging technology.

military

3mo

US Space Force Activates Europe and Africa Components

USSPACEFOR-EURAF is now the newest service component under EUCOM and AFRICOM, joining the ranks of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command in establishing a dedicated space component.

6mo

ABL Secures $15 Million Space System Command Responsive Launch Contract

Space Systems Command's Assured Access to Space (AATS) office has awarded a $15 million contract to ABL Space Systems to facilitate the demonstration of a responsive launch capability.

6mo

SDA Seeks Bids For 54 Hypersonic Missile-Tracking Satellites

The Space Development Agency (SDA) has release a solicitation for the procurement of 54 satellites equipped with advanced infrared sensors.

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