A comprehensive review of recent launches: Delta IV’s final mission, Russia’s Angara test flight, and three successful Falcon 9 missions.

The second week of April saw several notable launches in the world of space exploration. The highly anticipated final flight of the NROL-70 Delta IV Heavy rocket took place at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This marked the end of an era for the Delta IV Heavy rocket family, as it will be replaced by the Vulcan rocket in the future.

Russia also conducted a test flight of its Angara rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. After two failed attempts, the

Read the full story

Two Missions to the International Space Station, Including the Inaugural Dragon 2 Launch from SLC-40: A Comprehensive Roundup

SpaceX, China, Russia, and Rocket Lab are all preparing for multiple launches this week, contributing to the exciting developments in the space industry. SpaceX aims to achieve a total of 10 launches in March alone, with one of the highlights being the inaugural launch of a SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This mission, CRS-30, will head to the International Space Station (ISS) and utilize the

Read the full story

Upcoming Launches: SpaceX Plans Two Starlink Missions, China’s Chang Zheng 5 Launch Scheduled

Spaceflight enthusiasts have a thrilling week ahead as SpaceX, China, and Roscosmos prepare for multiple launches. SpaceX has two Starlink missions scheduled, China is gearing up for two payloads on the Chang Zheng 5 (CZ-5) rocket, and Roscosmos is ready to launch Russian-built satellites using the Soyuz rocket.

SpaceX began the week with the successful launch of the Starlink Group 7-15 mission on February 22. The mission carried 22 Starlink v

Read the full story

SpaceX’s Upcoming Milestone: Lunar Lander on Falcon 9’s 300th Mission; JAXA’s Ambitious Orbit Goal with H3 Rocket

SpaceX is gearing up for a busy week of space missions, with four separate Falcon 9 launches planned. One mission involves launching NASA’s PACE Earth-observation satellite, which will provide valuable data on the Earth’s environment to help scientists predict weather conditions and air quality. Another mission will see multiple Starlink satellites sent into orbit as part of SpaceX’s plan to provide global internet access. Additionally, SpaceX will launch the IM-1 Nova-C lunar lander on Falcon 9’s 300th

Read the full story

Upcoming Launches: Rocket Lab’s Return to Flight; SpaceX’s Triple Falcon 9 Launch

Multiple companies and countries have a busy week of space launches ahead. SpaceX will be launching a Falcon 9 carrying Starlink satellites from Florida, followed by another Falcon 9 launch from California. Rocket Lab will return to flight with its “The Moon God Awakens” mission after a previous mission failed. Russia is expected to launch a Soyuz 2.1b with the Arktika-M n°2 satellite, and SpaceX will finish the week with a Falcon 9 launch carrying the Ov

Read the full story

SpaceX Aims for 100 Launches in 2023, Bars-M to be Launched by Soyuz

SpaceX is making strides in achieving its goal of completing 100 launches in 2023. The company recently had a busy week with two Starlink missions and the second launch of the Starship. The first launch involved the Falcon 9 rocket placing 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. This was followed by ExPace launching an unknown payload on its Kuaizhou 1A rocket, and the Russian Space Force launching a Bars-M payload on a Soyuz 2.

Read the full story

Latest Updates on the ISS: Expedition 70 Commences, Rubio Sets New Space Duration Record, Technical Glitches Occur, and Upcoming Extravehicular Activities

Expedition 70 of the International Space Station (ISS) has faced a series of challenges in recent months, but the crew remains determined to overcome them. After two crew handovers and technical issues, including a seized-up rotary joint and a coolant leak, the crew is now preparing for upcoming spacewalks. Expedition 70 officially began when the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft departed from the Station on September 27, with cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin,

Read the full story

SpaceX Crew-6 Set to Return to Earth Following a Six-Month Stay at the ISS

SpaceX Crew-6 is set to return to Earth after spending over six months at the International Space Station (ISS). The crew, which includes Commander Stephen Bowen, Pilot Warren “Woody” Hoburg, Russian cosmonaut Andre Fedyaev, and Sultan AlNeyadi from the United Arab Emirates, will splashdown in the waters near Florida on September 4. The Crew Dragon Endeavour initially docked with the ISS in March but was moved to a different docking port in May.

Read the full story
The Commencement of Huginn

The Commencement of Huginn

In a momentous achievement for international cooperation, the International Space Station (ISS) has welcomed its newest crew members as Crew-7 successfully docked with the orbiting laboratory on August 27th. This marks the beginning of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s Huginn mission, which aims to conduct groundbreaking experiments in climate, health, and space research for the benefit of humanity on Earth. Mogensen, along with fellow crew members from NASA, JAXA, and Roscosmos, arrived at

Read the full story
Multinational Crew Launches from Florida on Mission to International Space Station

Multinational Crew Launches from Florida on Mission to International Space Station

Multinational Crew Launches from Florida on Mission to International Space Station

A multinational crew of four astronauts has successfully launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, embarking on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew, comprised of astronauts from different countries and agencies, departed aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft named Endurance atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch was delayed by a day to ensure the safety and operational margin of the spacecraft’s environmental control and life support system.

Read the full story