SpaceX Launches Starlink 23 Lands Booster on OCISLY & deploys 60 Satellites

On a clear blue sky at 12:43 PM EDT or 16:34 UTC SpaceX successfully launched and landed first stage booster B-1058.7 (it's seventh flight) on their autonomous drone ship OCISLY 633 kilometers down range in the Atlantic Ocean and deployed 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit. All in all it was a perfect launch and Read More

407 Day: celebrating Galileo saving lives

ESA Today is 407 Day – the annual campaigning day to spread awareness of the importance of emergency beacons, and the satellites that pick up their signals, including Europe’s Galileo constellation. As well as letting people across the world find their way, Galileo also serves to detect SOS messages and relay them to authorities, contributing Read More

214 teams granted Flight Status for Phase 3 of Mission Space Lab 2020-21, Spain most …

ESA ESA Education and Raspberry Pi Foundation are excited to announce that 214 teams participating in this year’s European Astro Pi Mission Space Lab Challenge have achieved Flight Status. That means they will have their computer programs run on the International Space Station (ISS) later this month! Mission Space Lab gives teams of students and Read More

ESA: Early combined tests mimic Ariane 6 liftoff

ESA Ariane 6 early combined tests at Latesys in Fos-sur-Mer, in France, have simulated the moment of liftoff when the umbilicals separate from the launch vehicle. These tests are part of the critical path towards the first flight of Europe’s new Ariane 6 launch vehicle. They validate the interfaces and mechanical behaviour during separation of Read More

NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission

NASA/Joel Kowsky A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station on Nov. 15, 2020, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission is targeted for no earlier than Thursday, April 22, at 6:11 a.m. EDT. NASA invites the Read More