March 6, 2018 brought an announcement about the BlackSky satellite from Spaceflight Industries. The Blacksky device is described as an operational satellite and is meant to be one of four satellites used in the BlackSky Earth imaging constellation. All four are planned to be launched within one year. The big news has to do with…Read More
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Joint venture company Sea Launch (established in 1995 by Norway, Russia, Ukraine and the USA) after hard times being result of generally bad political situation between Ukraine (provider of the Zenit rockets) and Russia seemed to be doomed to bankruptcy. Now it seems that there is chance to keep ultimate sea platform for launching rockets to space operational even if company Continue Reading...more
Planned for September 5, 2017, launch of Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket with two communication satellites under the payload fairing was aborted seconds before liftoff. This should be ordinary mission of Ariane 5 performed from Guiana Space Center - well prepared, perfectly conducted and just like 84 previous missions finished with success. Nothing seemed that Arianespace ground control center decide to Continue Reading...more
US Air Force decided about awarding Orbital ATK and SpaceX with contracts for new propulsion for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). New technologies are closing. After decision of continuing developing American made engine for future launch vehicles, new funds were again assigned. After awarding Aerojet Rocketdyne, Northrop Grumman and Orbital ATK (You can read more here and here) just before Christmas 2015, US Air Continue Reading...more