SpaceX has pushed the launch of its next big batch of Starlink internet satellites back two days, to Thursday (Sept. 3).
Rocket launches used to be the realm of national governments, but with the rise of private spaceflight companies more rockets are launching into space than ever before. While most rockets launch satellites into orbit, some like Russia's Soyuz, carry astronauts on missions into space. SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will fly Americans into orbit, while Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will launch space tourists on short suborbital trips. SpaceX and Blue Origin even land their rockets after launch for later reuse. See news, photos and videos of the latest rocket launches from around the world here.
Rocket Lab's Electron launcher aced its return-to-flight mission tonight (Aug. 30), delivering an Earth-observation satellite to orbit.
SpaceX launched an Earth-observation satellite along with two small piggyback payloads today (Aug. 30) and aced yet another rocket touchdown.
A U.S. spy satellite launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket has been delayed a week after a last-minute abort Saturday (Aug. 29).
United Launch Alliance (ULA) shared a spectacular 3D projection of the Delta IV Heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral ahead of this week's satellite launch.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is set to blast off on Saturday (Aug. 29) at 2:08 a.m. EDT (0608 GMT) with it a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Five missions are scheduled to launch from Thursday to Sunday (Aug. 27 to Aug. 30), three of them from Florida's Space Coast.
An Electron rocket is scheduled to lift off from Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site on Wednesday at 11:05 p.m. EDT (0305 GMT on Thursday, Aug. 27).
SpaceX's most-flown Falcon 9 rocket booster yet, a six-time flier, returned to its home port Friday (Aug. 21) after its latest successful mission.
SpaceX successfully launched 58 Starlink internet satellites and with three small Planet SkySats today (AUg. 18), then nailed a rocket landing at sea.
Rocket Lab plans to recover and inspect the first stage of its two-stage Electron booster during a mission later this year.
SpaceX will launch 58 Starlink satellites and three Planet SkySats on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Here's how to watch live.
An Ariane 5 rocket hefted the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 into space Saturday (Aug. 15), putting it en route to an Intelsat satellite waiting for a boost into a higher orbit.
Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket for small satellites should be ready to launch for the first time this fall, company representatives said.
SpaceX successfully launched dozens of internet satellites and two small Earth-imaging satellites Friday (Aug. 7) in the second of what's expected to be a series of Starlink rideshare missions.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to send 57 more Starlink satellites into space early Friday morning (Aug. 7). Here's how to watch it live.
When NASA's powerful Perseverance rover lifted off into space on July 30, a satellite and a robotic telescope caught unique views of the mission on its way to Mars.
Astra was poised to send a rocket to Earth orbit for the first time ever last night (Aug. 2) — until a boat got in the way.
A Proton rocket launched two communications satellites for the Russian government Thursday (July 30) in a dazzling nighttime liftoff.