SpaceX’s first successful landing of its Falcon 9 model back in 2014 marked the new reality for recovered rocketry, but the launch last night proves that those recovered rockets can now be re-launched back into space — marking the true beginning of the era of reusable rocketry.
Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RS-25 rocket engine controller and flight configuration software passed the first hot fire engine test with flying colors this week at NASA’s Stennis Space Center.
The cost of launching data-gathering satellites into space is about to get a lot cheaper, if Dirk Wallinger has his way. Wallinger is CEO and co-founder of York Space Systems, a two-year old company based in Colorado that promises to radically reduce a few of the astronomically high price points of launching things into space.
NanoRacks LLC is partnering with Boeing to build bigger airlock for ISS. The U.S. segment of the ISS will soon boast an airlock that can handle as many as three times the number of small satellites it can launch from the International Space Station in a single airlock cycle.
The Downlink interviewed Dr. Jon Dowling on the implications of the quantum communications satellite launched by China last summer. The quantum physicist and renowned professor provides insight into two superpowers’ race for the future of space, and information supremacy.
Abigail Harrison has dreamed of the stars since she was five years old. While it’s not unusual for children to fantasize about space adventure, it is unusual to find one that pushes that dream so hard toward reality – or for so many years.
India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully ground tested its Cryogenic Upper Stage engine, designed for the GSLV Mk-III, the new launch vehicle ISRO is developing for commercial satellite launches and future manned space missions.
By Kendra Chamberlain France’s Arianespace will launch its second mission of year on February 14, at the Guiana Space Center (GSC) located in French Guiana. Arianespace will use its expendable Ariane 5 rocket to launch two commercial telecom satellites into orbit from the spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone.
By Kendra Chamberlain Defense and Aerospace contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne is designing a new large liquid propellant engine that it says will help the US remain competitive in space launches. Aerojet hopes its new rocket booster engine, called the AR1, will help the US move away from using Russian parts for space flight vehicles.
–Marking historic Kennedy Space Center re-open to the rocket business SpaceX will launch an International Space Station (ISS) cargo resupply mission from the historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Station in Florida, on February 14. The fallback date for the launch is Feb 15.