Articles by Clive Simpson
Electron rocket launches pair of cyclone-tracking CubeSats for NASA
Start of construction paves way for first UK mainland vertical launch
Twin TROPICS satellites set to be lofted into orbit
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has now flown more than 50 times
How SpaceX’s Starship stacks up to other rockets
SpaceX Starship is set to propel itself into the record books today on its maiden flight, becoming the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever launched by humankind into space, topping a role call of famous and history-making heavy-lift launch vehicles including the mighty Saturn 5 that first took humans to the moon.
Mars rover completes first sample storage depot
NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars has cooly notched up another significant first by creating the first ever storage depot on another world for Martian soil samples. But if the rover’s mission goes to plan and it continues to operate as scheduled, the cached samples could be left on the Martian surface forever.
Satellites fail to reach orbit as first launch from UK ends in disappointment
Virgin Orbit counting down to first historic satellite launch from British soil
A new chapter in spaceflight history will be made Monday when the first ever satellites to be launched into orbit from Western Europe begin their journey into space inside a rocket slung beneath a converted jumbo jet carrier aircraft that will take off from Cornwall on the southwest peninsula of England.