Managers Proceed Toward Nov. 16 Launch, to Meet Monday

The Artemis I mission management team met Sunday evening to review the status of preparations for launch and gave a “go” to proceed toward a Nov. 16 launch attempt. The team will meet again Monday afternoon to review additional analysis associated with caulk on Orion’s launch abort system that came loose during Hurricane Nicole. The Read More

Breaking news! spacenews.lu have photos of damage to Orion from Hurricane Nicole NASA is investigating the effects on flight

spacenews.lu has first hand photos from their on site photographer of the concern NASA Mission Management Teams are working through after discovering a 10 feet thin strip of RTV sealant about 0.2 inches thick which Hurricane Nicole winds blew off on the east side of the Orion spacecraft while it remained out on the launch Read More

SpaceX Launched a replacement Intelsat Galaxy mission with dual satellites and expended B-1051-14 in it’s final flight today Nov. 12th 2022!

At 11:06 AM EST SpaceX launched and successfully delivered to GTO Geostationary Transfer Orbit two Maxar built Intelsat C-Band communication satellites for television service above North America with the Galaxy 31 & 32 satellites. SpaceX also expended the most famous first stage booster B-1051-14 into the Pacific Ocean per their customers needs to reach orbit Read More

NASA, SpaceX Adjust Cargo Dragon Launch Date

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft launches atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on July 14, 2022. Credit: SpaceX NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Monday, Nov. 21, pending range approval, for launch of the company’s 26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for the Read More

Euclid completes thermal vacuum testing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPd0kO2QI3c Euclid completes thermal vacuum testing7At the Thales Alenia Space test facility in Cannes, France, the massive door of the thermal vacuum chamber was opened after a month of rigorous testing of ESA’s Euclid mission to explore the dark Universe. In Cannes the fully integrated spacecraft was subjected to the conditions of space and its Read More

United Launch Alliance Enables Advanced Weather Forecasting with Launch of Climate Monitoring Satellite for NOAA and NASA

Secondary experimental payload marks key milestone for future reusability A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 mission for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) lifted off on Nov. 10 Read More

Artemis I Moon Rocket Arrives at Launch Pad Ahead of Historic Mission

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile launcher as it arrives at Launch Pad 39B, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, SLS Read More

Ignite your potential! Apply now to the ESA Student Internship Programme

The 2023 internship opportunities at ESA have been published! Opportunities are open for one month and positions are available in engineering, science, IT, natural/social sciences, business and administration services. This is your chance to kick-off your experience in space! Browse this year’s opportunities directly on our recruitment website. Create your candidate profile, upload your CV Read More

Space for the future: green steel, sweet air, happy plants

For decades, satellites have been instrumental in monitoring our changing climate and improving our understanding of the processes that drive it. But to achieve our climate goals and make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, we need ideas that take the next step and begin to use space technologies to actively prevent, slow, reverse Read More