Name the mission – we search a name!
We need a name for our new spacecraft. Its mission? To spot potentially hazardous solar storms before they reach Earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DizrqCMHf-8 Between them, our greatest minds have come up with ... not very much. ESA needs you. Send us your suggestions now. Read More
A Succesfull SpaceX 26 Launch & Landing Plus the Blue Angels Melbourne Air Show
A Banner Day For The Space Coast! A day packed with a SpaceX Starlink 26 eight time flyer and the incomparable U.S. Navy - U.S. Marine Corp 75th anniversary Blue Angeles new F/A 18 E/F Super Hornets at the Melbourne Air Show. SpaceX successfully launched 52 Starlink satellites and two ride share satellites a Capella Read More
United Launch Alliance to Launch SBIRS GEO Flight 5 Mission in Support of National Security
ULA continues to launch critical capabilities for the U.S. Space Force A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO) Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The launch is on track for Read More
Getting ready to rocket
The pieces are stacking up for the launch of Artemis 1 mission around the Moon and back. The massive Space Launch Systems (SLS) rocket that will launch the first crewless test flight of the Orion spacecraft, powered by the European Service Module, is being integrated at the Vehicle Assemble Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Read More
How space data helps hidden vulnerable communities
ESA / Space-based technology that enables charities and local authorities to deliver vital support to the people who need help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been successfully piloted in the UK. Called Isolation Plus, the tool uses space data and ground-based information to generate maps which identify potentially at-risk communities that may Read More
ULA Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 5 Mission Progressing Toward Launch May 17
The ULA Launch Readiness Review was completed today and everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile System Center. The mission is planned to lift off on Monday, May 17 at 1:35 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Read More
How to keep spacesuit ‘underwear’ clean?
ESA / Spacewalking is a major highlight of any astronaut’s career. But there is a downside: putting on your spacesuit means sharing some previously-worn underlayers. A new ESA study is looking into how best to keep these items clean and hygienic as humans venture on to the Moon and beyond. During the Space Shuttle era, Read More
A New Milestone for SpaceX With First Tenth Flight & Landing Of A First Stage Falcon 9 Booster!
In the early morning darkness on May 9th 2021 at 2:42 AM EDT or 6:42 UTC SpaceX and Elon Musk achieved a new corporate milestone in re-useability with the tenth flight and landing of first stage booster B-1051.10 which is now the fleet leader during the Starlink 27 mission from SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida. With Read More
Higher Power in space | Thomas Pesquet & Coldplay – with video
To celebrate the premiere of Coldplay's latest single 'Higher Power’, the band linked up for an extraterrestrial video chat with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently on a six-month mission on board the International Space Station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKlHfJ1uoPo A specially recorded performance of Higher Power - featuring dancing alien holograms - was beamed up Read More
First Ariane 6 fairing at Europe’s Spaceport
Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is carrying out combined tests to prepare for the arrival of Ariane 6, Europe’s next generation heavy-lift launch vehicle. Intégration de la 1re demie coiffe au BAF HE The first Ariane 6 fairing has already arrived at the Spaceport from Europe. It is 20 m high and 5.4 m in Read More