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China gears up for space station, cargo and crewed mission launches

HELSINKI -- China is preparing to launch three major missions in the next few months to initiate the construction phase of the country's space...

NASA to conduct SLS static-fire test in mid-January

WASHINGTON -- NASA plans to complete the Green Run test campaign for the Space Launch System core stage with a hotfire test scheduled for...

Japan to Launch ‘Wooden Satellite’ in 2023

What a proposed wooden satellite could (and could not) accomplish. A strange satellite proposal made at the end of 2020 by a Japanese company...

Biggest asteroid to pass Earth in 2021 also one of the fastest

This is a simulated view of asteroid 2001 FO32 on approach to Earth's vicinity on January 6, 2021. The lines are orbits of planets...

U.S. companies, led by SpaceX, launched more than any other country in 2020

  A Falcon 9 rocket soars into the sky with 60 Starlink internet satellites after liftoff Oct. 18 from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space...

SpinLaunch expands New Mexico test site

WASHINGTON -- SpinLaunch expects to perform the first suborbital tests of a prototype of its centrifugal system for launching small satellites later this year...

Starship SN9 speeds toward Static Fire and test flight

With Starship SN8’s test flight still fresh in the memory, SN9 is set to complete an accelerated pad flow with a Static Fire test...

Space Force’s small launch program looks to pick up pace after a year of delays

The Space Force says it plans to evaluate as many emerging small launch providers as possible and figure out how to contract for their...

Ten companies bid for NASA small launch vehicle contract

WASHINGTON -- A NASA small launch vehicle competition attracted bids from 10 companies, but half of them were effectively disqualified because of deficiencies or...
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Announce Agreement to Develop Innovative Telescopes for Nanosatellites

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PredaSAR Chooses SpaceX to Launch its First Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite

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Spacewalk on Tuesday will conclude space station power upgrade

Two NASA astronauts plan to conclude a power systems upgrade for the International Space Station during a spacewalk Tuesday. Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy will...