All Systems Go for OSIRIS-REx Departure from Asteroid Bennu and Historic Sample Return to Earth

Artist’s illustration of OSIRIS-REx leaving the asteroid Bennu on May 10, 2021. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has been a huge success. The spacecraft has been studying the asteroid Bennu in great detail, and last October, it collected samples of rock, sand and […]

Boeing Starliner Set for 25 March Atlas V Launch, STP-3 Mission Delayed

@NASA, @ULALaunch & @Boeing are targeting NET 25 March for CST-100 Starliner test flight to @Space_Station, as STPSat-3 mission slips for “launch readiness evaluations”. […]

The Year Ahead: 2021 Poses Risks, Challenges, Rewards (Part 2)

@Space_Station promises to be a busy place in 2021, as @Commercial_Crew hits its stride & @NASA_SLS & #Artemis prepares to return humans to the Moon. […]

The Year Ahead: 2021 Poses Risks, Challenges, Rewards (Part 1)

2021 is shaping up to be an exceptionally busy 12 months for launches, as outlined in Part 1 of AmericaSpace’s look at the year ahead. […]

Year in Review 2020: Success and Failure (Part 1)

After a tragic year for us all, 2020’s rocket-launch cadence has achieved both success & failure, as outlined in Part 1 of @AmericaSpace Year in Review article. […]

Delta IV Heavy Launches Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission

It’s been a long wait, but the roar of @ULALaunch #MajesticDelta echoed across the Space Coast Thursday night, delivering #NROL44 to orbit for @NatReconOfc. […]

Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission Aims for Thursday Night Launch

@ULALaunch is counting down to Thursday’s scheduled launch of snakebitten #MajesticDelta & long-delayed #NROL44 for @NatReconOfc. […]

Mighty Atlas Returns ULA to Flight, Delivers NROL-101 to Orbit

@ULALaunch #MightyAtlas successfully launches #NROL101 mission for @NatReconOfc. […]

NROL-101 Moves to NET Friday, Weekend Weather Outlook Looks Iffy

@ULALaunch & @NatReconOfc will wait until NET 6 Nov to launch #NROL101 mission. But the weather outlook heading into the weekend does not look promising. […]

ULA Aims for Wednesday Atlas V Launch of Secretive NROL-101 Mission

@ULALaunch will wait until Wednesday at 5:54 p.m. EST to launch @NatReconOfc #NROL101 mission, due to Environmental Control System (ECS) flow-rate reduction issue. Vehicle and payload remain healthy, ULA reports. […]