November 13, 2019
  • OneWeb’s first full-up launch delayed to January

    November 12, 2019

    The first Soyuz launch from Kazakhstan carrying a full load of more than 30 Florida-built satellites for OneWeb’s broadband Internet network has slipped from December to mid-to-late January, OneWeb officials said.

  • Photos: Centaur upper stage hoisted atop Atlas 5 rocket for Starliner launch

    November 11, 2019

    United Launch Alliance teams at Cape Canaveral hoisted a Centaur upper stage on top of an Atlas 5 rocket Friday at launch pad 41, completing the initial build-up of the launch vehicle slated to carry Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule into space in December on an unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station.

  • Boeing proposes SLS-launched lunar lander

    November 9, 2019

    Boeing is touting a lunar lander concept that the company claims could launch in one piece on an upgraded version of NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket — which Boeing largely builds — and deliver astronauts to the moon’s surface in 2024 without going through NASA’s planned Gateway mini-space station.

  • Next three-man Soyuz crew training to have space station to themselves

    November 9, 2019

    The next three-man crew to launch on a Soyuz rocket — comprising two Russian cosmonauts and a veteran NASA astronaut — is training to have the International Space Station to themselves after their arrival at the orbiting research outpost in April, at least until new U.S. commercial crew ships enter service.

  • Boeing identifies cause of chute malfunction, preps for Starliner launch

    November 7, 2019

    Boeing specialists working inside a former space shuttle hangar in Florida started fueling the company’s first spaceflight-ready Starliner capsule this week ahead of the ship’s rollout to its launch pad later this month. The fueling milestone is a major step in the Starliner launch campaign, and comes after engineers concluded that human error led to a parachute deployment malfunction during a crew capsule abort test Monday.

  • Video: New view of Starliner pad abort test

    November 7, 2019

    Boeing has released a new video of the company’s Nov. 4 pad abort test demonstrating the Starliner crew capsule’s ability to escape a launch emergency.

  • Photos: Starliner crew capsule performs pad abort test

    November 6, 2019

    Boeing conducted a critical test of the launch abort system of the company’s Starliner crew capsule Nov. 4 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

  • Photos: Antares rocket lifts offs on space station cargo mission

    November 6, 2019

    A two-stage Northrop Grumman Antares booster lifted off Nov. 2 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Virginia’s Eastern Shore with a Cygnus cargo freighter on the way to the International Space Station.

  • ULA begins stacking unique Atlas 5 rocket for Starliner test flight

    November 6, 2019

    The stacking of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket this week at Cape Canaveral signals the start of a busy six-week campaign to ready ULA’s trusty workhorse launcher for its debut in a new human-rated configuration in mid-December.

  • SpaceX to reuse payload fairing for first time on Nov. 11 launch

    November 5, 2019

    A SpaceX launch set for Nov. 11 will mark the first Falcon 9 mission to use a payload fairing from a previous flight, the company announced Tuesday, shortly after SpaceX engineers at Cape Canaveral test-fired the mission’s first stage booster, also refurbished and reused.

  • Watch the static fire of the Falcon 9 being readied for Starlink mission

    November 5, 2019

    A Falcon 9 rocket fires its nine Merlin first stage engines at Cape Canaveral’s launch pad 40 Nov. 5, 2019, as part of a routine pre-launch test. The successful static fire clears the way for the launch of 60 Starlink satellites, currently scheduled for Nov. 11.

  • Live coverage: SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch

    November 5, 2019

    SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday at Cape Canaveral for the company’s next launch, which is set for takeoff Monday at around 9:56 a.m. EST (1456 GMT). The rocket will launch with the next batch of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband satellites, the company’s first launch since early August. There is an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for launch Monday.

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