Spaceflight Vehicles

Meet the vehicles - current and historic - that take us to orbit and keep us there.


Booster Reuse

Tracking Reusable Rocket Boosters

We track each and every flight of all reusable boosters, from SpaceX to Blue Origin - and anyone else who decides to join the reusable rocket movement. Each and every flight of every reusable booster is meticulously tracked to ensure the history of reuse is available for all.

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Space Stations

History and Future of Space Stations

The first space station was Salyut 1, which was launched by the Soviet Union on April 19, 1971. Since then the technology we use and experiments we conduct in orbit has improved greatly. The Space Stations of the future may span the Solar System enabling us to reach further then our ancestors could imagine.

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Spacecraft

To the Moon and Back

While its true that simply getting to orbit is difficult - it is far more difficult to keep crew safe in space. Since the Moon race we've designed, built and flown many times of crewed Spacecraft from small pods to large space planes the reaches of human creativity and ingenuity knows no bounds.

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Launch Vehicles

How We Get To Orbit

Learn all about the vehicles that take us to orbit - from our humble beginnings as a space faring civilization to the modern era of cost effective reusability.

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Spaceflight News


SpaceFlight Insider

Is Mars undergoing Global Warming? Data from Curiosity suggests …

SpaceFlight Insider

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover gets 7-foot-long robot arm

SpaceFlight Insider

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover gets its legs and wheels

NASA

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landin…

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, d…

NASA

NASA to Reveal New Video, Images From Mars Perseverance Rover

First-of-its kind footage from the agency’s newest rover will be presented during a briefing this morning.

NASA Spaceflight

ICON resets for October launch from the East Coast


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 5 hours ago
Eutelsat 10B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric geostationary communications satellite equipped with two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads able to provide a throughput…


Space Launch System (SLS)
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Artemis I
Launch Complex 39B - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis I (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is pl…


Ceres-1
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-08, 51 to 54
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

5 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Yaogan 34-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Officially described as an optical remote-sensing satellite built by SAST.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Galaxy 31 & 32
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Galaxy 31, 32 are two geostationary communications satellites manufactured by Maxar and operated by Intelsat.


Long March 7
Success
2 weeks ago
Tianzhou-5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Fourth cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.


Long March 6A
Success
2 weeks ago
Yunhai 3
Launch Complex 9A - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite reported for atmospheric/ocean/environmental/spatial parameter research purposes, details TBD.


Atlas V 401
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
JPSS 2 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 2) & LOFTID
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

JPSS is a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. JPSS-2 is one of five satellites that will comprise the JPSS constellation. These spacecraft g…


Antares 230+
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Cygnus CRS-2 NG-18 (S.S. Sally Ride)
Launch Area 0 A - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

This is the 18th flight of the Orbital ATK's uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its 17th flight to the International Space Station under the Com…


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
ChinaSat 19
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

ChinaSat 19 (Zhongxing 19) is a Chinese high throughput (HTS) Ka-band communications satellite based on the DFH-4E satellite bus for serving China-US…


Electron
Success
3 weeks ago
Catch Me If You Can
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The payload is a science research satellite by space systems provider OHB Sweden for the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA). The Mesospheric Airglo…


Falcon 9
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hotbird 13G
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Hotbird 13G is a communications satellite built by Airbus Defense and Space which will provide television broadcast services over Europe, the Middle …


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Kosmos 2563 (EKS 6/Tundra 6)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


Falcon Heavy
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
USSF-44
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Classified US Space Force carrying two payloads directly to geostationary orbit. One is called the Shepherd Demonstration, and the other is LDPE 2 sp…


Long March 5B
Success
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Mengtian
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Mengtian is the second Laboratory Cabin Module (LCM) and third major component of the Chinese spacestation. It will provide a pressurized environment…