NASA has awarded five additional space station cargo-supply missions to SpaceX in a late-December contract with an undisclosed value that industry officials estimate at around $700 million
The Luxembourg government on Feb. 3 announced it would seek to jump-start an industrial sector to mine asteroid resources in space by creating regulatory and financial incentives.
An International Launch Services (ILS) Russian Proton rocket on Jan. 30 successfully placed the Eutelsat 9B telecommunications and data-relay satellite into orbit.
The European Space Agency's just-issued "The Moon Awakens" video lays out multiple arguments for lunar exploration, saying flatly: "Our next destination on this journey is the Moon."
The French space agency created an outside board of inquiry to examine the circumstances surrounding the discovery of multiple leaks in the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument."
The Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, which developed a leak in its vacuum container, is expected to be ready for shipment to the United States in early January.
Access to BAE capital and technology will help Reaction Engines Limited accelerate development and testing of a prototype single-stage-to-orbit engine.
The Jilin-1 launch is the latest example of China's lightning-fast transformation from satellite imagery importer to producer.
Express AM8 is owned by the RSCC of Moscow, which has suffered from Proton’s error-prone record in the past six years more than any other company.
A Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket on Sept. 11 successfully placed two European Galileo satellites into orbit.