India to attempt its next moon landing with Chandrayaan 3 launch in August

India plans to give landing on the moon a second try with its Chandrayaan 3 mission, which is now targeted to launch in August. In 2019, the Chandrayaan 2 mission’s Vikram lander crashed into the moon late in the landing process, although the accompanying orbiter is still at work studying the moon from a distance. … Read more

Astra rocket aborts 1st Florida launch attempt at last second (video)

Astra came tantalizingly close today (Feb. 7) to its first-ever launch of operational satellites. The California company’s Launch Vehicle 0008 (LV0008) was scheduled to launch the ELaNa 41 mission for NASA today from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. And it nearly happened: LV0008’s first-stage engines fired up at 1:50 p.m. EST (1850 GMT) … Read more

Astra scrubs 1st Florida launch attempt due to faulty ‘range asset’

Astra’s first launch of operational satellites will have to wait at least another day. The California company planned to launch the ELaNa 41 mission for NASA today (Feb. 5) from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station but was thwarted by an issue at the launch range. “Unfortunately, due to a range asset that has gone … Read more

Watch SpaceX attempt a record 11th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket with Starlink launch early Saturday

SpaceX will launch its second stack of Starlink satellites from the West Coast early Saturday morning (Dec. 18), and you can watch the action live online.  The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 52 Starlink satellites on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is set to blast off at … Read more