February 16, 2020

Antares rocket lifts off from Virginia on space station cargo mission

February 15, 2020

A twin-engine Northrop Grumman Antares rocket climbed into orbit Saturday from Virginia’s Eastern Shore carrying a Cygnus supply ship bound for the International Space Station with a compact electron microscope, a flame combustion experiment, a range of biological investigations, fresh cheese, fruit and vegetables for the research lab’s three-person crew.

NASA picks Rocket Lab to launch lunar CubeSat mission

February 15, 2020

NASA announced Friday that Rocket Lab will launch a 55-pound CubeSat from Wallops Island, Virginia, toward the moon in early 2021 on a demonstration mission to test lunar navigation techniques and scout a unique elliptical orbit for the planned Gateway mini-space station.

Live coverage: Antares rocket launches from Virginia

February 14, 2020

After a ground support system issue and unfavorable upper level winds scrubbed two previous countdowns, Northrop Grumman launched an Antares rocket and Cygnus supply ship from Virginia at 3:21 p.m. EST (2021 GMT) Saturday heading for the International Space Station.

ULA to debut unflown variant of Atlas 5 rocket later this year

February 11, 2020

The last unflown variant of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 launcher — fitted with a five-meter fairing and a single strap-on solid rocket booster — will carry a pair of U.S. military space surveillance satellites toward geosynchronous orbit from Cape Canaveral late this year, according to a Space Force spokesperson.

Former NASA spaceflight chief now consulting with SpaceX

February 11, 2020

Bill Gerstenmaier, former director of spaceflight at NASA Headquarters and a widely respected aerospace engineer and manager, has taken a consulting position at SpaceX, the California rocket company NASA helped save in 2008 with the award of a $1.6 billion contract to build and launch space station cargo ships.

Iran fails in satellite launch attempt

February 10, 2020

Iranian government officials admitted Sunday that an attempt to place a small Earth-imaging satellite into orbit was unsuccessful, the fourth consecutive launch failure for the country’s space program.

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