Perseverance Rover Hoisted Atop Atlas V Rocket for Launch to Mars NET July 30

NASA’s Perseverance rover has met its giant Atlas V booster at last, as it prepares for 30 July launch and multi-month voyage to Mars. […]

Wednesday Starlink Launch to Kick Off Record-Setting Month for SpaceX

The B1051 core launches its maiden mission in March 2019 to deliver SpaceX’s Demo-1 Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Only days after seeing off its first mission for the U.S. Space Force, SpaceX again stands primed to conduct as many as four Falcon 9 flights in July, […]

SpaceX Launches High-Profile Space Force GPS III-03 Satellite

Laden with GPS III-03, the Falcon 9 powers into a hot Florida afternoon on its third mission of June 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully launched and, for the first time, recovered a Falcon 9 booster following a National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The never-before-used B1060 core, teamed with a […]

SpaceX Set to Launch GPS III-03 Satellite on Tuesday

The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite heads to orbit atop SpaceX’s Upgraded Falcon 9 in December 2018. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Hopes of seeing four Falcon 9 rockets launch within a single calendar month have evaporated, following SpaceX’s decision to postpone its Starlink/BlackSky rideshare flight by a few days. This puts a […]

ULA Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal with Rocket for Mars Perseverance Launch Next Month

The scheduled 20 July launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover will also mark the seventh flight of the Atlas V 541 and its second mission to Mars. Photo Credit: ULA

Noticeably lacking its Mars-bound payload, the giant Atlas V assigned to loft NASA’s Perseverance rover towards the Red Planet on 20 July has wrapped […]

Launch of Mars Perseverance Rover Slips to NET 20 July

The ULA Atlas V 541 rocket saw its maiden launch in November 2011, delivering NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. NASA’s next Mars Rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to launch on the same rocket as soon as July 20, 2020. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

Less than a month since […]

Ten Years of History-Making: The Remarkable Decade of the Falcon 9

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket CASSIOPE image credit Space Exploration Technologies SpaceX posted on AmericaSpace

The Falcon 9 v1.0, which completed its maiden voyage 10 years ago today, went on to complete five missions by September 2013. It was the forerunner of the reusable, versatile boosters of today. Photo Credit: SpaceX

Watching the grainy footage makes it look older and you might be forgiven for thinking SpaceX’s Falcon 9 […]

Falcon 9 Scores Fifth Successful Landing, Boosts Starlink Tally to 480

SpaceX’s B1049 powers into the night, setting a new record of only four days between two East Coast launches of the Falcon 9. Photo Credit: SpaceX

The smoke, noise and euphoria of last Saturday’s spectacular launch of Dragon Endeavour and her crew—NASA veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken—had barely settled when another Falcon 9 […]

SpaceX Aims for Wednesday Night Starlink Launch

B1049 launches a 60-strong batch of Starlink satellites on its most recent mission in January, the first U.S. spaceflight of the 2020s. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

SpaceX’s foot is firmly on the gas as the organization prepares for its ninth launch of 2020 and its second in less than a week. Following the triumphant […]

Starlink Mission Slips to NET June; Demo-2 Next Up for SpaceX

SpaceX’s next launch promises to be its most momentous so far: the launch of humans into space aboard a U.S. spacecraft, atop a U.S. rocket, and from U.S. soil, for the first time since July 2011. Photo Credit: NASA

Poor weather at the start of the weekend and uncertainty about Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship […]