Rocket Lab Readies First 2022 Electron Launch, BlackSky Adds Another Mission to Manifest

Rocket Lab Readies First 2022 Electron Launch, BlackSky Adds Another Mission to Manifest

This 24th Electron launch is the latest in a multi-launch deal with Spaceflight Inc. for BlackSky, which has secured an additional fifth dedicated mission on Rocket Lab’s 2022 launch manifest following multiple successful missions last year. Rocket Lab USA has announced the launch window for its first Electron mission in 2022, a dedicated mission for BlackSky through […]

Virgin Orbit’s Latest Mission Successfully Soars ‘Above the Clouds’ Again

Virgin Orbit’s Latest Mission Successfully Soars 'Above the Clouds’ Again

Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl releases LauncherOne mid-air during a prior flight. Credit: Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson. This mission continues the team’s successful track record of delivering satellites for government and commercial customers. Virgin Orbit confirmed it successfully deployed into orbit all 7 customer satellites onboard its LauncherOne rocket during yesterday’s Above the Clouds mission. Virgin Orbit’s […]

Iranian Space Race

Something is happening in the Iranian desert. In recent days, cars have pulled up to the Imam Khomeini Spaceport, and human activity around the building believed to be a “checkout” facility for rockets has increased, signaling that Iran may be gearing up for a space launch soon. These revelations came to us via satellite images […]

Galileo Satellites Gear Up Ahead of Launch

Galileo Satellites Gear Up Ahead of Launch

On Thursday, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the next two Galileo navigation satellites, kicking off the third batch in a constellation of 26 currently in orbit. It will be the 11th Galileo launch in 10 years.