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China prepares ambitious launch as it bids to complete space station...

Xinhua say a Long March 5B rocket will be a “trial version” of Beijing’s new spaceship and could carry up to six astronauts, double...

China resumes space launch activity amid coronavirus outbreak

HELSINKI — China launched a Long March 2D rocket from its inland Xichang launch center Wednesday, marking a return to activity following the Chinese...

SpaceX and Space Adventures plan to send customers on high-flying space...

SpaceX plans to put private citizens in the seats of its Crew Dragon spaceship. (SpaceX Photo via Space Adventures)Space Adventures says it’s entered into...

DARPA makes last-minute change to launch competition rules

WASHINGTON — With just a week before the first scheduled launch in DARPA’s responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow...

The clock is running for DARPA Launch Challenge, with stealthy Astra...

Astra Space launches a test rocket from Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak. (Astra Space Photo)The DARPA Launch Challenge has begun, with a once-stealthy...

Blue Origin lays out ambitious plan for rocket engine production as...

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith wields a scissors alongside other VIPs during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company’s rocket engine factory in Huntsville, Ala....

China quietly rolls out new rocket to launch mystery satellite

HELSINKI — China has quietly rolled out a new Long March 7A rocket at a coastal launch site in preparation for launch of a...

Cygnus launches to space station

WASHINGTON — A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. A Northrop...

Astra emphasizes rapid iteration in its quest for low-cost, rapid launch

WASHINGTON — As Astra prepares for its first orbital launch attempt, the company is setting expectations accordingly and taking the long view towards its...

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo arrives in New Mexico

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane arrived at the company’s spaceport in New Mexico Feb. 13, ready for a final series of test...

Iran taunts Trump with chants of ‘DEATH TO AMERICA’ during Islamic...

Marking the occasion, citizens gathered in the country’s capital where they chanted against Donald Trump and the US. In front of crowds, the country’s...

Iran admits worst ‘cyber attack in its history’ before latest failed...

Just hours before the launch, the country’s deputy information minister, Hamid Fatah confirmed the breach of the network. He tweeted: “Hackers today launched the...

Cygnus launch to ISS scrubbed as NASA considers schedule changes for...

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — A technical issue scrubbed a scheduled Feb. 9 launch a Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station as NASA...

Iran again fails to put satellite into orbit amid US worries

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a...

From the garage to the space station: Voxa’s Mochii electron microscope...

Voxa CEO Chris Own stands in the middle of a living room that’s been converted into a workshop for building and testing electron microscopes....

Astra unveils plans for frequent, low-cost launches

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A small launch vehicle company emerged from stealth mode this week, but is still keeping many details about its plans...

MH370 found? How missing Malaysia Airlines plane may have landed in...

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The official...

Britain launches staggering 34 satellites in ONE night underlining post-Brexit potential

OneWeb’s launch, from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, marks the start of one of the largest civilian launch campaigns in history, with the aim of creating...

Rocket to light up sky over mid-Atlantic on Sunday evening

When people hear of a rocket launching from the United States, many may think of Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, over the weekend, a rocket...

PLD Space books first suborbital flight, nears resolution of engine setback

WASHINGTON — Spanish launch startup PLD Space says secured a second customer for the maiden flight of its Miura 1 reusable suborbital rocket while...

Ariane 6 launch site gets ready • BulgariaSat-1 capacity sales at 15% •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The Guiana Space Center is preparing for the first...

UK spaceports to provide £469 million benefit to UK economy in...

The three planned spaceports in Cornwall and Scotland could contribute up to £1.407billion to the economy if the wider spillover effects are taken into...

Bahrain's first coronavirus case detected – BNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain, the state news agency said on Monday, citing the health...
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