Home stretch for GPM engineering team in Japan
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory is set to launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Feb. 27 at 1:37 p.m. EST. It's the home stretch for the GPM engineering team from NASA's ...
Satellite reaches California for next Sea Launch
A communications satellite built for France-based Eutelsat has arrived in California to be prepared for liftoff from Sea Launch AG's oceangoing rocket pad.
Image: Crawler-transporter passes milestone test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center
The crawler-transporter that will carry NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft to Launch Pad 39B for launch on Exploration Mission-1 in 2017 recently passed the first phase of an important ...
Charger Rocket Works designing new rocket for NASA competition
A completely redesigned rocket will soar aloft when The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Charger Rocket Works team competes in the NASA Student Launch this spring at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
NASA evolves student rocketry challenge, enhances ties to space launch system
Student teams from 26 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico will design and launch innovative rockets and payloads as part of the 2013-2014 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition.
US-Japan satellite to study global rain, snow
A new satellite built by NASA and its Japanese counterpart is poised to launch next month on a mission to study rain and snow around the world, the US space agency said Monday.
Image: Antares and sunspots at sunrise
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen on the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., on Jan. 8, 2014. Dark blemishes can be clearly seen on the face of the sun. ...
Image: Tracking and Data Relay satellite prepared for launch
Inside the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, or TDRS-L, spacecraft has been encapsulated in its payload fairing. It is being lifted by crane ...
Video: Time-lapse Gaia
Soyuz VS06, with Gaia space observatory, lifted off from Europe's Spaceport, French Guiana, on 19 December 2013.
Space weather forces Orbital to postpone cargo launch (Update)
Turbulent space weather forced Orbital Sciences on Wednesday to postpone the launch of its unmanned Cygnus spacecraft on its first regular contract flight to supply the International Space Station.
Arianespace targets record year for rocket launches
Arianespace, the European satellite launch company, said 2014 would be a record year with the most rocket launches ever despite recent delays.
Florida rocket launch complex is set for federal review
Space Florida's plan to build a state-run launch complex on the environmentally sensitive fringes of Kennedy Space Center is ready for its federal and public vetting over possible environmental impacts.
Bolivia's first telecoms satellite launched from China
A Chinese rocket launched Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite early Saturday with the president of the South American country declaring it a success.
Bolivia to launch first telecoms satellite—in China
Bolivia will on Friday launch a telecommunications satellite in China, an unprecedented event which the government in La Paz has encouraged citizens to follow via live broadcasts.