December 8, 2021

Two BlackSky satellites hitching ride on Starlink mission

November 30, 2021

BlackSky said Tuesday it is launching two optical Earth observation satellites as rideshare payloads on a SpaceX Starlink mission planned for liftoff this week from Cape Canaveral. The mission is set for launch Thursday, one day later than the previous schedule.

China launches surge of space missions

November 30, 2021

China has launched four space missions from three different spaceports in the span of a week, hauling cargo into orbit for military communications, radar surveillance, and optical imaging.

NASA gives green light to fuel James Webb Space Telescope

November 28, 2021

NASA engineers have cleared teams at the Guiana Space Center in South America to begin loading 63 gallons of fuel and oxidizer into the James Webb Space Telescope, after extra testing showed the observatory suffered no damage during a processing incident in the clean room earlier this month.

NASA spacecraft blasts off on experimental mission to divert asteroid

November 24, 2021

A small NASA space probe blasted off from California early Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a first-of-its-kind mission to change the orbit of an asteroid, pioneering a technique that may one day be used to divert an asteroid off of a collision course with Earth.

Live coverage: Russia launches new space station module from Kazakhstan

November 24, 2021

Russia plans to add another module to the International Space Station this week, and the journey began with a launch from Kazakhstan at 8:06 a.m. EST (1306 GMT) Wednesday on a Soyuz rocket. Russia’s Prichal node module departed the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a two-day chase of the space station.

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