ULA Atlas V USSF-8 Mission Progressing Toward Launch – first photo impressions

Everything continues to progress towards the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the USSF-8 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is planned to lift off on Fri., Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable Read More

Mega iceberg released 152 billion tonnes of freshwater

In July 2017, a giant iceberg, named A-68, snapped off Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf and began an epic journey across the Southern Ocean. Three and a half years later, the main part of iceberg, A-68A, drifted worryingly close to South Georgia. Concerns were that the berg would run aground in the shallow waters offshore. This Read More

Sulphur dioxide from Tonga eruption spreads over Australia

The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano near Tonga in the South Pacific erupted with such force on 15 January that it is thought to be the biggest eruption recorded anywhere on the planet in 30 years. Sending tsunami waves across the Pacific, the effects of this underwater eruption were felt as far away as the United States and Read More

Plus Ultra and ispace Aim to Deploy Communications and Navigation Infrastructure in Lunar Orbit

Luxembourg, 20 January 2022 – Plus Ultra Space Outposts (Plus Ultra), a European company developing a lunar satellite constellation, and ispace Europe (ispace EU), the European branch of ispace, inc., have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on joint lunar missions. The MoU includes the transport and deployment of satellites into lunar orbit, Read More

Watch: Matthias Maurer in-flight call to World Economic Forum

Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on Thursday, 20 January, in a live call from the International Space Station, from 14:00 GMT/15:00 CET, talking with prominent experts and industry leaders, to explore how space research can improve life on our planet. ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher will take part in a panel discussion with Al Gore, Read More

United Launch Alliance to Launch USSF-8 Mission in Support of National Security

  Mission to Deliver Space Surveillance Assets for the Nation A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the USSF-8 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command. The launch is on track for Jan. 21, 2022 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Launch Read More

SpaceX launches Starlink 4-6 on 2nd window opportunity at 9:02 PM EST January 18th 2022

SpaceX completed it's third launch for 2022 during the second window opportunity at 9:02 PM EST from LC-39A in perfect weather conditions with clear crisp skies and almost no winds. First stage booster B-1060 completed its 10th flight into outer space delivering 49 Starlink satellites into orbit. Landing will be on ASOG A Shortfall Of Read More

Astronaut selection: stage one complete

Agency In brief The next stage of ESA’s astronaut selection is underway, with around 1391 applicants invited to a full day of testing at a facility in Europe. In-depth These candidates were selected from over 23 000 Europeans who put themselves forward for the astronaut and astronaut (with a physical disability) positions when ESA issued Read More

ESA Director General’s Annual Press Conference – with video

Exciting launches to the Moon and to the Red Planet, a second mission to the International Space Station for ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the very first images provided by the James Webb Space Telescope, and a new class of European astronauts: 2022 looks very promising for European space! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoWn-qjmws8 Watch the replay of our annual Read More