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Nov 22, 2019

Ariane 5 ECA | TIBA-1 & Inmarsat-5 F5 (Global Xpress-5)

Arianespace

Kourou, French Guiana


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Nov 25, 2019

Electron | Running Out Of Fingers

Rocket Lab Ltd

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

This is the Rocket Lab's 10th flight. It carries several small satellites for international commercial customers. This is also the first flight to feature an upgraded first stage of the Electron rocket, which is now equipped with new hardware and sensors. After completing its mission, Electron's first stage will perform ...
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Upcoming Events


EVA
November 22, 2019

US EVA-60

International Space Station

NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will perform EVA-60 to continue repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. It is the second of four spacewalks and expected to last at least 6.5 hours.

Static Fire
January 01, 2020

SLS Green Run

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

The core stage of the 'Space Launch System' will undergo a 'Green Run' test, where the stage and major components will be tested as a full stack to ensure safety of the vehicle. Part of the testing will involve a 8 minute static fire of the core stage, demonstrating performance ...

Spacecraft Event
July 04, 2020

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Collection

101955 Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission. The mission's main goal is to obtain a sample of at least 60 grams from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid, and return the sample to Earth for a detailed analysis. Rehearsals will be performed before the sampling event, during ...

Landing
December 01, 2020

Hayabusa-2 Sample Returns to Earth

Earth

When Hayabusa-2 flies past Earth in December 2020, it will release the capsule spinning at one revolution per three seconds. The capsule will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere at 12 km/s and it will deploy a radar-reflective parachute at an altitude of about 10 km, and eject its heat-shield, while transmitting ...


Long March 6
Success
2 days, 13 hours ago
Ningxia 1 (x5)
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ningxia 1 is a constellation of remote sensing satellites developed by Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd.


Kuaizhou
Success
2 days, 16 hours ago
Jilin-1-02A
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
4 days, 5 hours ago
Starlink 1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Since the demo launch of...


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Beidou-3 IGSO-3
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Beidou is a Chinese satellite navigation system. Beidou-3 IGSO-3 is another addition to the part of the constellation consisting of satellites in a...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Gaofen-7
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Antares 230+
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Cygnus CRS NG-12
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 13th planned flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 12th flight to the International Space Station und...


SARGE
Failure
2 weeks, 6 days ago
SARGE Launch 4
Vertical Launch Area - Spaceport America, NM, USA

The 4th launch of EXOS Aerospace's reusable launch vehicle.


Long March 3
Success
4 weeks, 1 day ago
TJS-4 (TJSW-4)
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

TJS-4 is a geosynchronous satellite which is used for multi-band and high-rate satellite communication technology verification.


Electron
Success
4 weeks, 1 day ago
As The Crow Flies
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Encapsulated in Electron's fairing will be a single spacecraft for Astro Digital, a California-based satellite manufacturer and operator. The Landm...


Pegasus XL
Success
1 month ago
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON)
Cape Canaveral - Air launch to orbit

Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and ...


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NASA report finds Boeing seat prices are 60% higher than SpaceX

"Boeing has made significant investments in the commercial crew program."

Spaceflight Now

Complex spacewalk repair work begins Friday

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