June 2016 Archives

The first test article of a SpaceX Crew Dragon undergoes structural load testing to demonstrate the spacecraft's ability to withstand the tremendous forces it's exposed to during space flight.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 launched the U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite at 10:30 a.m. EDT today.

As readers of NASAWatch have noted by now, I have an interest in the utilization of the International Space Station.

Blue Origin successfully launched its reusable rocket New Shepard today deploying the crew capsule on its suborbital mission.

On its third mission this year, Ariane 5 lofted more than 10.7 tonnes - its heaviest commercial cargo so far.

Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved full-power during a critical preburner test series at NASA's Stennis Space Center earlier this month.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched and placed the EUTELSAT 117 West B and ABS-2A communications satellites into nominal orbits today.

Newspace Systems of South Africa announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oakman Aerospace, Inc. from Colorado which they hope will further open up the U.S. small satellite market to them.

On Sunday the Space Angels Network released a letter in opposition to Mike Lee's amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act which would allow the commercial use of ICBM's.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 June 11 at 1:51 p.m. EDT. The NROL-37 mission is in support of national defense.

On Monday Masten Space Systems introduced its next generation reusable rockets Xodiac and XaeroB based on the previous generation Xombie, Xoie, and Xaero.

The Luxembourg Government is forging ahead with the initiative.