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SpaceX delivers 60 more Starlink satellites in first launch of 2021, and sets new Falcon 9 rocket reusability record image
SpaceX delivers 60 more Starlink satellites in first launch of 2021, and sets new Falcon 9 rocket reusability record image
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SpaceX has launched its 17th batch of Starlink satellites during its first mission of 2021, using a Falcon 9 rocket that was flying for the eighth time, and that landed again, recording a record for its reusability program. This puts the total Starli...



Rocket Lab completes its first rocket launch of 2021 and 18th mission overall image
Rocket Lab completes its first rocket launch of 2021 and 18th mission overall image
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Rocket Lab has launched its 18th mission, and the first of 2021, as of 8:26 PM NZT (2:30 AM EST). The ‘Another One Leaves The Crust’ mission took off from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand, and flew a single communic...



SpaceX bought two oil rigs to convert into offshore launch pads for Starship image
SpaceX bought two oil rigs to convert into offshore launch pads for Starship image
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SpaceX’s next spacecraft is in development in Texas, and CEO Elon Musk previously revealed that the company was planning to build floating spaceports for Starship  operations, after a job ad was posted looking for someone to oversee their development...



Watch Virgin Orbit launch a rocket to space from a modified 747 for the first time image
Watch Virgin Orbit launch a rocket to space from a modified 747 for the first time image
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Virgin Orbit scored a major success on Sunday, with a test flight that not only achieved its goals of reaching space and orbit, but also of delivering payloads on board for NASA, marking its first commercial mission, too. The launch was a success in...



Virgin Orbit reaches orbit for the first time image
Virgin Orbit reaches orbit for the first time image
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Virgin Orbit launched its LauncherOne rocket to orbit for the first time today, with a successful demonstration mission that carried a handful of satellites and will attempt to deliver them to low Earth orbit on behalf of NASA. It’s a crucial milesto...



Blue Origin successfully launches and lands key crew capsule test in first mission of 2021 image
Blue Origin successfully launches and lands key crew capsule test in first mission of 2021 image
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Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2021, flying its New Shepard rocket in West Texas to a medium height of just over 350,000 feet. This is the first flight for this particular booster, and for the capsule it carried, which was equipped with a...



Watch Blue Origin launch a rocket with an upgraded crew capsule live image
Watch Blue Origin launch a rocket with an upgraded crew capsule live image
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Blue Origin is launching its New Shepard suborbital rocket for the first time in 2021, with a liftoff planned for 9:45 AM CST (10:45 AM EST/7:45 AM PST) from its launch facility in West Texas. This is the 14th flight of New Shepard, and it includes s...



Blue Origin set to launch a New Shepard rocket outfitted with crew upgrades as it readies for astronaut flight image
Blue Origin set to launch a New Shepard rocket outfitted with crew upgrades as it readies for astronaut flight image
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Blue Origin is set to launch one of its New Shepard rockets as early as tomorrow, January 14 at 9:45 AM CST (10:45 AM EST) for its first mission of 2021. This is a big one for the Jeff Bezos-founded space company, too – it includes upgrades to the cr...



Intuitive Machines taps SpaceX for second lunar lander mission image
Intuitive Machines taps SpaceX for second lunar lander mission image
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The first commercial lunar landers are set to start making their trips to the Moon as early as this year, and now another one has a confirmed ride booked: Intuitive Machines is sending its second lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, with a projected laun...



Air taxi startup Archer is partnering with automaker FCA on production of its electric aircraft image
Air taxi startup Archer is partnering with automaker FCA on production of its electric aircraft image
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Archer, a company that’s looking to develop an airline of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for sue in urban transport, will work with automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in a new partnership to benefit from the latter’s e...