Countdown for commercial Mars exploration started !

Elon Musk and his SpaceX announced on Facebook that their first Mars mission is planned for 2018. Maybe most surprising news in 2016 – SpaceX is targeting for 2018 with their first unmanned Mars mission. It means that only two years separate us from the moment when first commercial company will reach Mars with their […]

Ariane 6 still going strong

Chief of European Space Agency assured during his press conference that Ariane 6 project is still developing according schedule. Luckily for ESA, work on Ariane 6 is in more advanced stage than mockup presented on picture above but planned date of the maiden flight, 2020, is getting closer. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, chief of ESA visited on April 6, 2016, integration facility […]

Loss of U.S. Air Force DMSP-19 weather satellite confirmed

U.S. Air Force has bad luck and increasing number of problems with their weather satellites. It seems that situation will not change as soon as military would like to see. After loss of DMSP-13 satellite which exploded on January 2015 and recent communication problems with DMSP-19, USAF have serious problem. Since 11th February 2016 when DMSP-19 stopped […]

ILS future after Proton – Angara takes over the reins

ILS present services are based on reliable and proven Proton. But changes are on the horizon. International Launch Services was American-Russian partnership established between Lockheed Martin, Energia and Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center in 1995. It was offering launches with Proton (Khrunichev) and Atlas V (Lockheed) rockets; now it is offering full launch services […]