Space

NASA’s Webb Telescope mirror crushes “most optimistic predictions” after final alignment

NASA says that the nascent James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) "optical performance...continues to be better than the...most optimistic predictions" after…

Amazon chooses everyone but SpaceX to launch its Starlink competitor

Amazon has announced a series of record-breaking launch contracts that will place a "majority" of its 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper constellation…

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mirror surpasses expectations as alignment continues

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has completed another critical mirror alignment step and has released the highest resolution infrared image…

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket rolls out to the launch pad for the first time

Around noon EST on Thursday, March 17th, the high bay doors of NASA’s vast Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) opened, revealing…

Astra returns to flight and deploys first satellites weeks after launch failure

Astra's Rocket 3 vehicle has successfully returned to flight and deployed its first satellites in orbit a mere 33 days…

NASA says “nothing has changed” as US astronaut prepares to ride Russian spacecraft

An official Russian video posted on Twitter has fueled rampant speculation that the country's beleaguered space agency intends to abandon…

NASA’s SLS Moon rocket is almost ready for its first trip to the launch pad

NASA says its first complete Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is less than a week away from its first rollout…

SpaceX’s first Jupiter launch a step closer as NASA begins assembling ‘Europa Clipper’

NASA says that the assembly of Europa Clipper has begun at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in Southern California. Europa…

Rocket Lab to build reusable Neutron rocket factory and launch pad in Virginia

Rocket Lab has selected Virginian island to host the first launch site, factory, and landing pad for its next-generation Neutron…

ULA Atlas V rocket launches NOAA, NASA weather satellite

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket has successfully launched the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) – T mission…

Rocket Lab to debut second New Zealand launch pad with first launch of 2022

Rocket Lab, a California-based aerospace company, recently announced the completion of a second launch pad at its primary New Zealand…

Relativity Space reveals plans to rapidly upgrade 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket

Relativity Space has announced that it will only launch the first version of its small Terran 1 rocket a handful…

Antares rocket launches Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station

Northrup Grumman has launched a fresh batch of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station with its Antares rocket…

Firefly nears second orbital launch attempt as US forces Ukrainian founder to divest

While the rocket startup he is responsible for resurrecting is preparing for a second orbital launch attempt, a Ukrainian multimillionaire…

European astronauts want their own spacecraft after decades of reliance on Russia, NASA, SpaceX

On February 16th, the European Space Agency (ESA) held the European Space Summit in Toulouse, France, offering European Space Agency…

Chinese rocket mistaken for a SpaceX upper stage on a collision course with the Moon

Rocket debris that is expected to crash into Earth's Moon next month appears to have been incorrectly identified as part…

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is beginning to come to life in deep space

NASA has published some of the first recognizable photos taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most capable…

Astra ‘Rocket 3’ nosecone dooms first Florida launch attempt

On Thursday, February 10th, Astra Space's Rocket 3.3 launch vehicle took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) Launch…

NASA awards contract to build first rocket designed to launch from Mars

NASA has selected Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and defense company, to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a tiny…

Relativity Space “closer and closer” to first launch of a fully 3D-printed rocket

Relativity Space, a Long Beach, California-based aerospace startup, aims to alter the manufacturing process of rockets forever by 3D-printing almost…