Chinese students started new space experiment close to Beijing

Group of students will test possibility of living inside self-sustainable space station where all  resources are provided mainly thank to complex recycling process. Four students from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics were closed inside two chamber bunker close to Beijing for following 200 days on Sunday, July 9. Whole complex is known as Lunar Palace 1 will serve as place for Continue Reading The post Chinese students started new space experiment close to Beijing appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

XARM accepted by NASA and JAXA

Both agencies which were involved in the project of Hitomi (Astro-H) satellite decided to create replacement for one of the most advanced  X-ray astronomy satellite in recent years. To remind, mission of the Hitomi finished with disaster of the satellite few weeks after launch. Problems with Astro-H (Hitomi) satellite started few weeks after launch from  Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 17 February Continue Reading The post XARM accepted by NASA and JAXA appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight

This time SpaceX delivered on the top of their Falcon-9 rocket Intelsat-35E communications satellite. Launch was finished with success, sadly this time we did not see spectacular landing of the rocket’s booster. Finally after two failed attempts SpaceX managed to deliver to orbit Intelsat-35E. Mission was planned originally to be third in a row after Bulgariasat-1 delivered on 23 June Continue Reading The post SpaceX delivers Intelsat-35E to orbit after flawless flight appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space

Capsule of the robotic cargo spacecraft Dragon was delivered Yesterday to Port of Los Angeles from where it will start its journey to another SpaceX facility. Dragon was launched on June 3, 2017 on the top of the Falcon-9 rocket from  LC-39A launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. It delivered to International Space Station 2708 kg of payload including 1002 kg Continue Reading The post Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

DARPA considers using PSLV rocket for less important missions

SpaceX suffers for a delay with their launch schedule since disaster of Falcon-9 with CRS-7 Dragon cargo spacecraft on 28 June 2015. Another failure on launch pad on 1 September 2016 also not helped in keeping the schedule. It should not be surprising that some potential Customers begun to consider another propositions from different launch service providers. One of such Continue Reading The post DARPA considers using PSLV rocket for less important missions appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]