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


Long March 2D
Success
1 day, 16 hours ago
Shiyan 13
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.


LauncherOne
Success
4 days, 20 hours ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 3 hours ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Transporter 3 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commerci…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Simorgh
Failure
2 weeks, 5 days ago
3 unknown payloads
Imam Khomeini Spaceport - Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran

Three unknown research payloads are reported to have been sent into space, according to the Iranian Ministry of Defense. However, no new objects are …


Long March 3
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
TJSW-9
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Long March 2D
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Tianhui 4
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chinese cartography satellite, details TBD.


Angara A5/Persey
Failure
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Dummy payload
35/1 - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

This is the third test flight of Angara A5 launch vehicle and its first flight with Persey upper stage. Since it's a test flight, the rocket carries …


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
OneWeb 12
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Zhiyuan 1-02E
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

ZY-1 02E is a Chinese Earth observation satellite. The primary objective is to acquire high-resolution (5 meter) panchromatic and multispectral image…


Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's flagship astrophys…


Long March 7A
Success
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Shiyan 12-01 & 02
201 - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese experimental satellites. Details TBD.


H-IIA
Success
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Inmarsat-6 F1
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

Inmarsat-6 is the sixth generation of satellites for the London-based global mobile satellite communications operator Inmarsat. It consists of a dual…


Falcon 9
Success
4 weeks ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-24
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

24th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commer…


Falcon 9
Success
1 month ago
Türksat 5B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Türksat 5B is a geostationary communications satellite. It is tasked with providing broadband telecommunication services to customers across Turkey, …