Falcon 9 static fire test completed ahead of SpaceX’s 2019 launch

Before Space X could complete its first launch of the year the company is done with its Falcon 9 Static Fire Test. Falcon 9 B1049 is all set to launch an essential mission marking for both SpaceX and customer Iridium. The final contracted launch of the upgraded Iridium NEXT satellite communications constellation. While Iridium Communications […]

China creates history as Chang’e 4 spacecraft lands on the far side of the moon

The Chang’e 4 mission, launched in December 2018, has helped China create history as the Chang’e 4 spacecraft landed on the far side of the moon this Thursday. The spacecraft, which had traveled to the moon from the Earth within three days since its launch had since spent its time on the lunar orbit, in […]

3 Indians to spend a week in space in Rs. 10,000cr ISRO Gaganyaan mission

A massive ambition of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is on the verge of becoming a reality. On Friday the Union Cabinet approved a budget of Rs. 10,000 crore for India’s Gaganyaan project. The cabinet approved the indigenous spacecraft project; Gaganyaan under which three-member crew will be sent to space for at least seven days by […]

Elon Musk says Starship and Super Heavy test is likely to start in early 2019

In a recent Twitter update, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company has recently undergone some major radical design changes to its Starship and Super Heavy (rocket) BFS and BFB in 2018. With testings and other design developments going on rapidly at Boca Chica, space enthusiasts are in a frenzy over Musk ‘s […]

ISRO launches the GSAT-7A satellite in space to support Air-Force India

The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) launched into space a rocket with GSAT-7A communications satellite, designed to improve the capabilities of the country’s Air Force. The launch of the GSLV-Mk II carrier rocket, which was broadcast by all the major Indian television channels, took place at 16.12 India local time (10.42 GMT) from the Space […]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo may soon reach space with two pilots

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity is all set for entering into the next test of testing at the end of which, hopefully, and eventually, the spaceship will reach space for the first time. But before reaching space, it will be tested for airspeed, loads and thermal heating. Virgin Galactic is the world’s first commercial spaceline […]

Voyager 2 probe becomes second object to reach the Interstellar Space

NASA confirmed on Monday that the Voyager 2 probe left the Solar System. The object became the second, created by humans, to arrive in the Interstellar Space. The first was its predecessor – Voyager 1 – in September 2013. To reach this stage, the spacecraft needed to exit the heliosphere, a protective bubble of particles […]

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovers water on the asteroid, Bennu

NASA’s latest Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource, Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex mission has detected water on the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-Rex is NASA’s first asteroid sample mission. OSIRIS-Rex is the third of NASA’s New Frontier Programme. It traveled for 2.2 million KM on its journey from Earth to arrive at a distance of 19 KM from […]

New launch date announced for SpaceX Demo-1

Nasa and SpaceX mutually decided to move the launch date of the uncrewed Demo-1 flight test from January 7 to January 17. The decision of shifting dates was taken so that the Dragon spacecraft gets time to return from the 16th commercial resupply of service mission of a company. Key data will be provided by […]

Satellite GSAT-11: ISRO launches India’s heaviest satellite; The ‘Big Bird’ into orbit

While most of India was sleeping, ISRO has witnessed yet another landmark achievement. India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost broadband services in the country, was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday. Also called the “Big Bird” was successfully launched into space today from the […]

NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on ‘a Large Sandbox’ slightly tilted at 4 degrees

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena have many reasons to celebrate with the successful landing of the InSight on the Martian surface. InSight blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5 and will operate on the surface for one Martian year, plus 40 Martian days, or sols – the […]

SpaceX’s crewed test flight to the Space Station will take place on January 7th

The first flight of a SpaceX rocket was scheduled to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA has finally informed on Wednesday that the test for the said flight will finally take place on January 7th, 2019 and that the rocket is ready to lift off from Kennedy Space Center. The last time NASA […]