Month: March 2021
China launches Gaofen Earth observation satellite
Perseverance rover begins steps to deploy Mars helicopter
Final two passengers named for first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth
Biden administration renews mandate for National Space Council
SpaceX’s latest high-altitude Starship test flight ends in another explosion
SpaceX’s latest Starship test flight apparently ended with another explosion Tuesday in South Texas, but dense fog obscured clear views of the launch and failed landing. The Federal Aviation Administration said late Tuesday it is working with SpaceX to determine if light debris reported in a nearby town came from the Starship test rocket.
Northrop Grumman to supply solid rocket motors for first Mars Ascent Vehicle
Remote sensing companies share satellite views of ship stuck in Suez Canal
Delta 2 rocket exhibit opens at Kennedy Space Center
SpaceX’s next Starship test flight delayed to Tuesday
SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its next Starship test rocket Friday afternoon, and the the next opportunity for the atmospheric test flight is now expected Tuesday. SpaceX plans to launch and land the rocket at company’s South Texas development complex after losing three previous prototypes in explosions.