ESA-JAXA Mercury mission BepiColombo successfully launched on Ariane 5

The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo joint mission to Mercury has been launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20 October on its mission. Signals from the spacecraft,...

Malaysian amateur group to launch reusable suborbital rocket Q1 2019

Kedah Rocketry Group, an amateur rocketry group based in the state of Kedah in Northwest Malaysia, announced yesterday that it will launch Boleh 3 (B3), an indigenous reusable suborbital rocket, in...

China tests booster parachute system during BeiDou launch

At 12:23 p.m. Beijing time (UTC+8) today, China launched a pair of BeiDou navigation satellites - the 15th and 16th from the new generation BeiDou-3M series, and the 39th and 40th BeiDou...

Astroscale’s ELSA-d satellite to launch via Glavkosmos in 2020

Astroscale, the space debris removal startup, has contracted with Glavkosmos/GK Launch Services to launch its pioneering ELSA-d (End of Life Services by Astroscale -demonstration) mission on a Soyuz-2 cluster mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome...

China launches 2 Yaogan remote sensing satellites using new Yuanzheng-1S upper stage

Today, at 10:43 am Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched a pair of remote sensing satellites using the Long March 2C launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Today’s launch marked the...

Japan’s ispace selects SpaceX for first two lunar missions

ispace, a Japan-based company developing robotics for lunar delivery and resource exploration, announced today that SpaceX will be the launch provider for its first two maiden voyages to the Moon scheduled...

Ariane 5 orbits two communications satellites on its 100th mission

On September 25, at 19:38 French Guiana time (GMT-3), Arianespace launched two communications satellites: Horizons 3e for Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 for Azercosmos and Intelsat. This...

Japan launches cargo spacecraft to the ISS, carrying CubeSats from Japan, Singapore

On September 23, at 2:54 a.m. JST (UTC+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its cargo spacecraft, Kounotori-7 (HTV7), to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch took place using Japan’s H-IIB...

Arianespace to launch KOMPSAT-7 for South Korea’s space agency

South Korea’s space agency, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), will launch earth observation satellite KOMPSAT-7 on Arianespace’s Vega C rocket in 2021. KOMPSAT-7 will be the fourth KARI satellite – as...

China launches more BeiDou-3 satellites with search and rescue capabilities

At 10:07 p.m. Beijing time (UTC+8) on September 19, China launched another pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites using the Long March-3B rocket, from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre – the standard launch...
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