January 24, 2017

Q&A with Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium (members only)

January 13, 2017

Iridium chief executive Matt Desch spoke with Spaceflight Now on the eve of the first launch for the company’s next-generation satellite fleet, discussing the $3 billion upgrade’s technical and financial ramifications and his feelings before deployments begin in orbit.

STS-125: Launch of final Hubble servicing call

December 23, 2016

Atlantis blasted off on May 11, 2009 for the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, a dramatic flight that prepared the iconic observatory for a new revolution of discovery

EchoStar 19 launch seen from KSC Press Site

December 19, 2016

Watch an Atlas 5 rocket launch the EchoStar 19 satellite on December 19, 2016. This view was captured by Spaceflight Now’s camera at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Press Site.

Q&A with Anton Zeilinger, acclaimed quantum physicist

August 15, 2016

Anton Zeilinger first proposed the idea for a satellite-based quantum communications experiment to the European Space Agency in 2001, but officials did not forward with the idea. A decade-and-a-half later, the world-renowned physicist’s former student leads a Chinese project aimed at proving quantum teleportation and ultra-secure data links at global scale for the first time.

Q&A with Alain Charmeau, CEO of Airbus Safran Launchers

July 31, 2016

Alain Charmeau took charge of Airbus Safran Launchers when it formed in 2015 from the merger of Airbus and Safran’s rocket divisions, and his first major task is to spearhead development of Europe’s new Ariane 6 rocket set for a debut launch in 2020.

Progress 64P: Full launch broadcast

July 17, 2016

A Russian Soyuz booster places the Progress 64P autonomous cargo ship into orbit for a two-day journey to deliver 5,300 pounds of fuel, water and supplies to the International Space Station.

STS-135 video: Narrated flow tapes

July 10, 2016

This narrated footage shows the preparations that shuttle Atlantis and the mission payloads underwent at Kennedy Space Center for launch on STS-135 to the International Space Station.

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