First customer satellite orbited; more customer payloads to be deployed and Vigoride spacecraft tested Momentus Inc. has launched its first demonstration flight of the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle to low-earth orbit aboard the SpaceX Transporter-5 mission. Momentus also announced that it has placed its first customer satellite in orbit and plans to conduct more deployments […]
Terran Orbital Integrates Fleet Space, GeoOptics, and NASA Satellites Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Prior to Transporter-5 Launch
The six Terran Orbital designed and built satellites represent four missions and three customers Terran Orbital Corporation announced the successful integration of six Terran Orbital designed and built satellites aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prior to the Transporter-5 launch. The 57-minute launch window opened today, Wednesday, May 25 at 2:27 p.m. ET. Click here to view […]
Four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Space astronauts lifted off at 11:17 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 8, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NqSoHnkKEM On Friday, April 1 at 12:24 p.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched Transporter-4, SpaceX’s fourth dedicated smallsat rideshare program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the seventh launch and landing of this Falcon 9 stage booster, which previously supported launch of Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, and one […]
Nicholas D’Alessandro capturing a new era of human spaceflight.
Watch Launch Replay NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is the agency’s first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays. Polarized light is made up of electric fields that vibrate in a single direction—and IXPE’s state-of-the-art X-ray vision will help scientists study the spin of black holes, the magnetic fields of pulsars, and other […]
Just ten hours after launching a crew capsule from a nearby pad, SpaceX ignited the main engines on a reused Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday morning for a brief test-firing ahead of a planned liftoff Friday to begin a new phase of deploying the company’s Starlink satellite internet network.
From start to finish, the mission was flush with success…until an unplanned accident caused the onboard toilet to malfunction. Forcing the crew to adapt in ways that lumped them in a unique category of astronauts.
The first all-civilian mission to orbit
SpaceX has shared a short video of a Falcon 9 rocket booster returning to Earth and landing on a ship.