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 ...
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.
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: 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.
NASA engineers crush fuel tank to build better rockets
(Phys.org) —NASA completed a series of high-tech can-crushing tests last week as an enormous fuel tank crumbled under the pressure of almost a million pounds of force, all in the name of building lighter, ...
SpaceX to bid for rights to historic NASA launch pad
In a battle of technology titans for the right to lease a historic NASA launch pad in Florida, SpaceX has beat out competitor Blue Origin, the US space agency said Friday.
Space station cooling breakdown may delay Orbital launch
NASA rushed Thursday to fix a breakdown in the cooling system at the International Space Station that may delay the launch next week of Orbital Sciences' first cargo mission.
Kennedy Space Center receives NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
(Phys.org) —NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) is in a temporary home at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida waiting to be attached to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket ...
After two delays, SpaceX counts down to satellite launch (Update)
Private US company SpaceX was Tuesday poised for a third attempt to launch its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket.