SpaceX and Others Create a Stiffer Competitive Atmosphere for Launch Contracts as Space Flights for Human Draw Near

The Pentagon, for about ten years, has relied solely on United Launch Alliance for satellites’ launching in space. The collaboration of Boeing and Lockheed Martin monopolized the lucrative market of launches until Elon Mask and his company SpaceX filed a suit to exercise his right to bid for launch contracts a couple of years ago. […]

Could Boeing’s Starliner Spacecfraft Be The Next Step For Reaching The Moon And Beyond?

Boeing’s first crewed spaceflight to the International Space Station may take longer than it was scheduled initially. Boeing’s Starliner Capsule was scheduled to take astronauts to the international space station for two weeks but NASA is thinking of extending the trip be at least 6months,there is also a possibility that NASA will add a third […]

One of the Main Contractors, Boeing Will Have Its First Crewed Blast Off in Space – Flight Is More than Just a Test

Boeing’s first test flight is designed more than just its sole purpose. From the preceding days just this month, NASA had announced that they already have an update about its commercial crew contracts with one of the main contractors, Boeing Company. To be exact, Boeing was one of the two main contractors, together with Space […]

United States Air Force Set to Buy Jam-Resistant GPS Satellites

The Pentagon has plans to spend approximately $2 billion over the next five years, investing in 22 new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. The solicitation for bids was posted by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center on February 13, with production to begin in 2019. This is in addition to the 10 they […]

DARPA chooses Boeing for their XS-1 space plane project

The Boeing Company was chose by DARPA to continue development process their version of future space plane known under XS-1 codename.  Boeing has been chosen from group of other companies which unfortunately did not reached advanced design work phase. Projects presented by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and Masten Space Systems have Phase 1 have not met acceptance […]

Delay of first flight of crewed Dragon spacecraft

According to NASA flight schedule published on 12 December, first flight for manned version of Dragon spacecraft is delayed. It is second delayed test flight under  NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program – in May Boeing announced about delay with their CST-100 spacecraft. Surely it is not situation, which could be called desirable both by […]

New high capacity military communication satellite delivered on atop of Delta IV

United Launch Alliance delivered to orbit eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite yesterday. Spacecraft will provide reliable and resistant for jamming communication for United States Armed Forces. ULA with their Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) showed during 114th mission in company’s history, that confidence of Department of Defense, which was put into their fleet of launch vehicles […]

Himawari-9 launched on atop of H-IIA F31!

Japanese weather satellite Himawari-9 was launched today at 07:21 GMT from Tanegashima Space Center. It is second start of launch vehicle from Tanegashima in 2016 – it was preceded by launch of Astro-H (Hitomi) on February and it will be followed by mission of the HTV cargo vehicle, which will be launched with supplies for International […]