Blue Origin was forced to reschedule flight of their New Shepard launch vehicle from today to Sunday, 19th June. Launch was unveiled recently as fourth test flight of New Shepard rocket combined with unmanned experimental capsule. Launch was planned for today and its objective was test capsule descent with two instead three drag parachutes and…Read More
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Three days after delivering ten Iridium satellites from Vandenberg, SpaceX managed to launch Falcon-9 with communications satellite for SES and Echostar under the payload fairing. Launch took place at Kennedy Space Center. Single satellite with payload shared by SES and Echostar was successfully delivered today under the payload fairing of Falcon-9 FT. Delivering of payload was followed by successful landing of Continue Reading...more
Production of new Russian heavy rocket able to lift for GTO almost 5.4 tons of payload is delayed for three months and it is hard to predict how it will affect to launch date scheduled for end of 2016. According to TASS news agency and its source, there is delay in production process of Angara-A5. Second prototype, which was scheduled with Continue Reading...more
First ExoMars mission main goal is testing of Schiaparelli module to gather information necessary in further European Mars exploration program. Roscosmos, launch service provider of mission, is going to utilize Proton-M rocket. Planned launch site is LC-81 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. European Space Agency in cooperation with Roscosmos is currently developing one Mars oriented program. It is called ExoMars and is targeted Continue Reading...more