NASA spacecraft on track for asteroid deflection experiment – ​​Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the DART spacecraft, with its LICIACube ride along spacecraft, approaching asteroids Didymos and Dimorphos. Credit: NASA A NASA spacecraft is aiming to slam into a stadium-size asteroid at more than 14,000 mph Monday in a planetary defense experiment to test a that could be used in the future to divert threatening asteroids … Read more

SpaceX counting down to another Starlink launch at Cape Canaveral – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-35 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites. Follow us on Twitter. SpaceX Webcast Another group of 52 Starlink internet satellites will rocket … Read more

JWST shows Neptune’s splendor amid landscape of galaxies – Spaceflight Now

In this image by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), a smattering of hundreds of background galaxies, varying in size and shape, appear alongside the Neptune system. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI Fresh images from the James Webb Space Telescope show the faraway planet Neptune hung amid a tapestry of even more distant galaxies, the latest view … Read more

NASA completes cryogenic tanking test on Artemis 1 moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

Vapors stream away from NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket during a cryogenic tanking test Wednesday. Credit: NASA Engineers filled up the Artemis 1 moon rocket with more than 750,000 gallons of super-cold propellants in a tanking test Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center after troubleshooting a persistent hydrogen leak. NASA’s launch director said she was … Read more

NASA astronaut launches to space station aboard Russian rocket – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION A Soyuz rocket lifts off Sept. 21 with a crew of three heading for the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Despite severely strained US-Russian foreign relations, an American astronaut joined two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan and rocketed into orbit Wednesday on … Read more

ULA readies Delta 4-Heavy rocket for weekend launch from California – Spaceflight Now

The payload fairing containing the National Reconnaissance Office’s classified spy satellite is lifted atop ULA’s Delta 4-Heavy rocket before the NROL-91 mission. Credit: United Launch Alliance United Launch Alliance’s ground team recently completed a countdown rehearsal dress and installed a classified spy satellite payload on top of a Delta 4-Heavy rocket at Vandenberg Space Force … Read more

Soyuz rocket rolls out for launch of Russian-American crew to space station – Spaceflight Now

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket stands on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome after rollout from its hangar Monday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Ground teams at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan rolled a Soyuz rocket to its launch pad Sunday, moving a step closer to liftoff Wednesday with a team of … Read more

SpaceX gearing up for another Falcon 9 launch attempt tonight – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-34 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket launch is now set … Read more

SpaceX trying again Friday night to launch more Starlink satellites – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-34 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s launch team will try again Friday night to … Read more

Rocket Lab preps for 30th launch, makes strides in engine reuse – Spaceflight Now

A kerosene-fueled Rutherford engine undergoing a test-firing. Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab is set to launch its 30th mission from New Zealand Thursday with a commercial Japanese radar remote sensing satellite. While the company does not plan to retrieve the Electron rocket on this mission, engineers recently test-fired an engine recovered from a flight earlier … Read more