On 5th November 2016 NASA announced that Boeing will be no longer considered as an option in competition for ISS cargo missions. Boeing space industry division, Defense, Space & Security, is out of luck for a long time. Since losing contract with NRO for FIA in 2005, lost contract for next generation GPS satellites and failed…Read More
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Maciej has been a space technology news journalist for 10 years and has extensively covered new spaceflights and technology from a research angle.
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ISRO announced that planned on 28th September 2015 launch of Astrosat satellite combined with six additional foreign satellites was full success. Utilized rocket was PSLV rocket in heaviest version. Mission designated launch site was First Launch Pad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre. India has still growing space industry and space research program. In spite of tradition of…Read More
North Korea claims that on October 2015 is planned launch of Unha-3 rocket with Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 satellite atop. World is looking at Korean Peninsula with curiosity and every couple years with increasing fear. North Korea remains one of most unstable and unpredictable state on Earth with impressive military power (in terms of number of soldiers not necessary…Read More
Chinese observation satellite designed to help in commercial agriculture, preventing disasters and exploring natural resources was launched on 7th October from launch site LC43 in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China. Number of economy sectors where contribution of space technology is important part is still increasing. One of most important and on literally every person is agriculture. Basing on space observation,…Read More
AMU1 satellite launch is scheduled on December 2015; it is planned to utilize Proton-M rocket, launch site would be Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. As a biggest state on Earth Russia seems real money machine for Direct-to-Home broadcasting and satellite companies. Since 1972, when Canada successfully designed first broadcasting satellite (Anik-1) continuous develop provide smaller, less expensive, and…Read More
Launch of Zenit-3F rocket with Elektro-L satellite atop is scheduled on 11th December 2015. Planned launch site is LC-45 in Baikonur Kosmodrome, Kazakhstan. After regaining independence from Soviet Union in 1991 Ukraine inherited part of soviet industrial and military potential. In spite of mining and steel industry on east, collectivized agriculture on the west Ukraine was in possession…Read More
Direct-to-home television seems good market for launch providers. AB Satellite and Eutelsat satellites launch is planned already for 2016. SpaceX will utilize Falcon-9 1.1V or 1.2V, planned launch site is SLC-40 in Cape Canaveral. Boeing is still strong on commercial market. ABS-2A is second (from four contracted) built satellite for Asia Broadcast Satellite with fully electrical propulsion.…Read More
ORION-9 satellite created for National Reconnaissance Office will be launched utilizing DELTA IV HEAVY. Mission planned launch site is SLC-37, Cape Canaveral AFS. As usual National Reconnaissance Office does not disappoint and gives rise to speculating. According some sources this time, planned payload will be Orion satellite. It would be ninth from Orion series so scheduled…Read More
National Reconnaissance Office mission NROL-61 utilizing United Launch Alliance ATLAS V rocket is planned on 21st April 2016 . Launch is planned from launch site SLC-41 in Cape Canaveral AFS. There is nothing special in fact, that next NROL mission is classified. As far as payload, we can only have gossips and conjectures. According to…Read More
NASA mission under InSight Mars lander program. Payload are InSight lander and two small satellites MARCO (dimensions of satellite are 36,6x24,3x11,8 cm) providing future communication with lander. ATLAS V will start from Vandenberg with two satellites MARCO A and MARCO B. InSight backronym stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It is NASA mission targeted for…Read More
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