Rocket Lab called off the planned launch and recovery of an Electron booster Friday, preferring to wait for better wind and cloud cover conditions a few days from now. The next opportunity to launch the mission from New Zealand is Monday.
NASA restarted a two-day dress-rehearsal countdown Tuesday for the agency's new Space Launch System moon rocket after a series of unrelated glitches, mostly involving ground systems, blocked two earlier attempts to fully fuel the huge launcher to verify its readiness for flight.
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Saturday with four private astronauts, beginning a planned stay of at least eight days -- and maybe longer -- while becoming the first mission with an all-commercial crew to visit the orbiting research complex.
Strapped in the seats of a SpaceX crew capsule, a retired NASA astronaut and three wealthy paying passengers rocketed into orbit Friday from the Kennedy Space Center on the first fully commercial mission to the International Space Station.
The number of satellites circling the earth has skyrocketed in recent years. In 1959 the number was only two but today there are over three thousand active satellites, and that is just the beginning. Private companies are scrambling to conquer space at a rapid pace. SpaceX’s Starlink project alone has the permission to put 12000 […]
The White House's fiscal year 2023 budget request for NASA totals $26 billion, including $7.5 billion for the agency's Artemis moon program, a boost over this year's budget to help pay for development of a second human-rated lander to ferry astronauts to the lunar surface.
The Government has taken several policy initiatives in the past few years and brought in reforms to encourage indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment in the country. These initiatives, inter-alia, include according priority to procurement of capital items from domestic sources under Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)-2020; Announcement of 18 major defence platforms for […]
I have long bemoaned the fact that interesting aerospace history stuff sometimes sells on eBay at painfully high prices and sometimes even to people who aren’t me (the outrage of it all). Such is the case with this listing: Vintage NASA Concept Art Frank DiPietro Martin Marietta SV-5D PRIME Lifting Body Two nice vintage lithographs… [...]