October 24, 2021

Progress supply ship docks with space station

July 2, 2021

Russia’s automated Progress MS-17 cargo ship docked with the International Space Station Thursday, wrapping up a two-day journey from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with nearly 2.7 tons of fuel, food, water, and supplies.

Virgin Orbit’s first operational mission deploys military CubeSats

July 1, 2021

Virgin Orbit’s air-launched rocket aced its first operational mission Wednesday, firing into orbit from the wing of a 747 carrier jet southwest of Los Angeles to deploy small satellites for the U.S. Army, Navy, the Missile Defense Agency, the Dutch military, and the Polish company SatRevolution.

Live coverage: Soyuz launches 36 more OneWeb internet satellites

July 1, 2021

Another 36 satellites for OneWeb’s global space-based internet network have launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in eastern Russia. A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off at 8:48:33 a.m. EDT (1248:33 GMT) Thursday to begin a nearly four-hour mission delivering the 36 OneWeb satellites to orbit.

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