December 18, 2017

Photos: European rocket launched from South America

December 16, 2017

An Ariane 5 rocket launch Tuesday added four more navigation satellites to Europe’s Galileo network with an on-target deployment following liftoff from a jungle spaceport on the northeastern coast of South America.

Live coverage: Fresh station crew lifts off from Kazakhstan

December 16, 2017

Three days after three space fliers wrapped up their 139-day space mission, another trio launched Sunday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to continue a rapid-fire crew rotation and bring the International Space Station back to a full complement of six residents. Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA flight engineer Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai lifted off at 0721 GMT (2:21 a.m. EST) Sunday.

Rocket Lab test launch delayed to early 2018

December 16, 2017

The launch of a light-class booster by Rocket Lab, a U.S.-New Zealand company aiming to provide rides to orbit for small satellites, has been delayed to early next year after technical reviews, repairs and unfavorable weather combined to keep the test flight grounded this week.

SpaceX’s 50th Falcon rocket launch kicks off station resupply mission

December 15, 2017

A cache of cargo bound for the International Space Station lifted off on a commercial SpaceX launcher Friday, thundering into mostly clear skies over Florida’s Space Coast aboard a reused booster that made a bullseye landing back at Cape Canaveral accompanied by a crackling sonic boom.

Video: Falcon 9 launch replay from liftoff to landing

December 15, 2017

Flying with a reused first stage and a recycled Dragon supply ship, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Friday bound for the International Space Station on an unpiloted cargo delivery mission.

Members only: Press site view of SpaceX’s 13th space station resupply launch

December 15, 2017

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Timeline for SpaceX’s next station cargo launch

December 14, 2017

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will go from Cape Canaveral to low Earth orbit in 10 minutes Friday with a Dragon capsule heading for the International Space Station carrying more than 4,800 pounds of supplies and experiments.

Rocket Lab begins new countdown with fix for propulsion system glitch

December 13, 2017

With a fix in place for a propulsion system alarm that cut short a countdown in the final seconds Monday, U.S. time, Rocket Lab readied an Electron rocket for another try Wednesday night, but unfavorable upper level winds kept the booster grounded. The Electron rocket is awaiting launch on a test flight aiming to deliver three small commercial CubeSats to orbit from a remote New Zealand launch pad.

Four more Galileo navigation satellites ride Ariane 5 rocket into orbit

December 13, 2017

Unimpeded by rain showers and a dark gray blanket of low clouds, an Ariane 5 rocket thundered away from a European-run space base in the jungle of French Guiana Tuesday to place four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit, an on-target deployment that should improve the location accuracy of new smartphones around the world.

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