November 21, 2019
China has successfully concluded a landing test in preparation for its planned Mars mission, a significant advancement in the race to Mars.
October 22, 2019
NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, has invited the public to an update on NASA’s Artemis program and the role international partnerships have in returning astronauts to the Moon and to Mars.
September 21, 2019
The search for India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander continues following a failure to land on the moon on September 7.
ISRO, The Indian Space Research Organisation, launched Chandrayaan-2 (moon vehicle 2) on July 22, 2019 and after over a month in space, the mission was going according to plan….
July 29, 2019
Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States, has announced that Trump and his administration intend to build a base on the moon, before heading to Mars.
The statement coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing, speaking of that mission he said, “Unity is the true legacy of Apollo 11 – and we must capture that same unity in our own day by renewing our commitment to American leadership in space.”
July 16, 2019
Amazon is seeking approval from the FCC to launch 3,236 satellites into low Earth orbit in order to provide nationwide broadband coverage.
July 5, 2019
SpaceX’s third flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket was a major success, despite being labelled the most complex launch to date. The mission named STP-2 took place on June 25, involving a number of challenging manoeuvres and four separate upper-stage engine burns.
June 5, 2019
Starlink, the satellite constellation project owned by SpaceX, successfully launched their first 60 satellites into space on May 23 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The 60 Starlink satellites were packed into the nose cone of one…
May 18, 2019
SpaceX had experienced a problem during a test of its Crew Dragon parachute system in April, according to NASA at a House subcommittee hearing on May 8, 2019.
The goal of the hearing was to discuss NASA’s plan regarding sending humans back to the moon and how the hastened timeline could affect its goal of traveling to Mars.
May 12, 2019
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the first major optical telescope that was launched into space, has been used to produce a new image of the deep universe. The image consisting of 7500 individual photos taken over the course of sixteen years by the HST, reveals countless never-before-seen galaxies, providing new insight into our knowledge of the universe’s vast history and size.
The new image known as Hubble Ultra-Deep Field is part of the…
May 4, 2019
SpaceX has finally launched a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) after power outages aboard the spacecraft caused delays.
April 16, 2019
On 11 April 2019 Israel’s first lunar lander, the Beresheet spacecraft, attempted to perform a soft landing on the surface of the moon.
The landing was meant to take place in the northern region of Mare…
March 21, 2019
NASA has requested funding for a Mars sample return mission, that could be ready to launch by 2026. The space agency has made a $2.6 million budget request for the fiscal year 2020 and a portion of these..
March 12, 2019
SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, has launched an astronaut demo capsule designed to test the system for regular astronaut use.
The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, accompanied by Ripley, SpaceX’s test…
February 27, 2019
NASA plans to put astronauts back on the moon in 2028.
Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, told space industry representatives on February 14, “This time, when we go to the moon, we’re actually going to stay.”
January 7, 2019
China has successfully performed the first-ever landing on the dark side of the moon. The Chang’e 4 spacecraft performed a soft-landing in the Von Kármán crate on January 2, 2019, which forms part of the South Pole-Aitken basin, one of the biggest known impact structures…
December 16, 2018
Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity suborbital spaceliner has reached a maximum altitude of 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers) during a rocket-powered test flight over California’s Mojave Desert on December 13…
December 15, 2018
China has launched the first-ever spacecraft which will land on the dark side, also known as the far side of the moon. This is another significant and groundbreaking move in Chinas’ race for space exploration…
October 27, 2018
China is set to launch an “artificial moon” in 2020.
The news was announced by Wu Chunfeng, chairman of space contractor, Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology…