SpaceX Awarded Launch of German Radar Reconnaissance Satellite System

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

HAWTHORNE, Calif — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 […]

Deputy Administrator to Leave NASA

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. Photo Credit: NASA

It is reported on several space news sites that NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will be leaving NASA in early September and will be taking up a position with the Airline Pilots Association. Some might wonder why NASA’s Deputy Administrator would leave at this time, and her […]

XCOR Announces Milestone for Company's Lynx Suborbital Vehicle

Photo Credit: Mike Massee / XCOR

The company producing the Lynx suborbital space plane has announced that it has successfully test-fired a full-piston, pump-powered rocket engine. It is hoped that similar engines can allow the Mojave, Calif.-based company to conduct multiple suborbital flights per day.

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