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Airbus, OneWeb launch first satellite

The growth in satellites will spur demand for rocket launch services.

28 Feb 2019 7:49 AM

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

The approval cleared a key hurdle for SpaceX in its quest to help NASA revive America’s human spaceflight program.

25 Feb 2019 11:12 AM

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

The reusable SpaceShipTwo craft previously flew to an altitude of more than 51 miles in December 2018.

24 Feb 2019 10:48 AM

High-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to micro-satellites

The test launch of the “rockoon” in December was a success.

23 Feb 2019 11:40 AM

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

NASA awarded SpaceX $2.6 billion, and Boeing Co $4.2 billion to build separate rocket and capsule launch systems.

23 Feb 2019 9:40 AM


Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples

It is the second Japanese spacecraft to land on an asteroid after Hayabusa touched down on Itokawa in 2005.

22 Feb 2019 9:37 AM

Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure

Together with NASA astronaut Christina Koch they are due to blast off for the International Space Station.

22 Feb 2019 9:36 AM

SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for US space program

There are serious challenges to the current launch schedules for both SpaceX and Boeing.

22 Feb 2019 9:34 AM

Israel's first lunar lander launched from SpaceX rocket

Beresheet, about the size of a dishwashing machine, was one of three payloads carried aloft by the Falcon 9.

22 Feb 2019 9:33 AM

SpaceX granted nearly USD 300 million by US Department of Defense

The investment will see SpaceX launch three crucial missions, including the NROL-87, NROL-85, and AFSPC-44 missions.

21 Feb 2019 4:24 PM


NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

The US space agency has since had to rely on Russia’s Roscosmos program to ferry astronauts to the orbital space station

16 Feb 2019 10:02 AM

Japan's Kyushu Electric to scrap aging nuclear reactor

Kyushu Electric will scrap the No.2 reactor at the Genkai plant, about 930 km (580 miles) west of Tokyo.

14 Feb 2019 11:10 AM

NASA bids adieu to Mars rover Opportunity

The vehicle was built to drive six-tenths of a mile (1 km), but ended up covering 28 miles (45 km).

14 Feb 2019 11:09 AM

US: SpaceX no-load test is delayed

NASA has made SpaceX and Boeing responsible for transporting astronauts starting this year.

07 Feb 2019 12:18 PM

ISRO opens its first Human Space Flight Centre

The HSFC shall be responsible for implementation of Gaganyaan Project which involves end-to-end mission planning.

05 Feb 2019 12:17 PM


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada's Telesat

Blue Origin’s rocket will propel some undisclosed portion of the constellation into orbit over a number of launches.

01 Feb 2019 2:18 PM

Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of US OneWeb launch

The Russian Soyuz is scheduled to blast off from Guiana Space Centre carrying the first satellites into space for OneWeb.

31 Jan 2019 3:15 PM

Nuclear, climate threats keep Doomsday Clock close to apocalypse

The Doomsday Clock, created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as an indicator of the world’s susceptibility to apocalypse.

27 Jan 2019 12:57 PM

ISRO puts world’s lightest satellite into orbit, made by Indian students

Kalamsat v2 is the world’s lightest satellite made by Indian students, and weighs just 1.2Kgs.

25 Jan 2019 12:21 PM

Countdown to ISRO launch of PSLV-C44 today

The launch at 11:37 pm is said to be unique as PSLV-C44 fourth stage will be re-used automatically to launch Kalamsat payload.

24 Jan 2019 10:33 AM