The Launch Of Atlas V

NASA’s is still undergoing preparation to launch INSIGHT into Mars. This will be one of a kind spacecraft that is ranked to be the first one ever from the West Coast. Exploring inside and outside mars is the main plan to be undertaken during this project. It is set to survey the interior of the […]

Antares after static test-Orbital ATK prepares for resuming flights

On May 31, 2016, first stage of Orbital ATK Antares rocket passed static fire test of first stage. Test was performed in NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. This was first time for Antares to visit Wallops Island in Virginia since disaster on 28 October 2014. Rocket was delivered to Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A which is placed […]

Mars orbital base – new concept by Lockheed Martin

Companies from space industry started to bid – after conception of lunar space station by Orbital ATK we have new idea by Lockheed Martin: Mars orbital camp! It seems that NASA will not cry after International Space Station for a long time – new plans and conceptions offered by American companies look impressive. If they will be […]

Antares static test fire maybe next week !

Orbital ATK is still continuing development of their in house designed launch vehicle – Antares rocket; Company is considering July 2016 as most possible date for first launch since disaster in 2014. Antares failed launch which took place on 28 October 2014 in Wallops Flight Facility did not stopped participation of Orbital ATK in Commercial Resupply Service […]

NASA needs Mars satellite for 2020s

New opportunity for space industry – NASA announced on April 21, 2016 that they would like to spend some money on new satellite. Martian satellite of course! In spite of plans of cooperation with SpaceX during their Mars mission planned for 2018, NASA still has developing own Mars program with Mars 2020 mission which will consist […]

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 […]

Shijian-10 returned to Earth !

Chinese returnable research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10, NORAD ID: 41448) successfully returned after 12 days space journey to Earth. Satellite returned three days earlier than it was previously announced (mission was described with duration of 15 days). It was launched at 17:38 GMT on April 5, 2016 and spent 12 days remaining on LEO at 220 km x […]