International Launch Services, the commercial arm of Proton rocket manufacturer Khrunichev, says it still expects to complete all three launches planned for 2017 once Proton returns to flight.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off for the first time from a launch site at KSC previously used by Apollo and shuttle missions Feb. 19, placing a Dragon cargo spacecraft into orbit.
The first launch by SpaceX from an historic KSC launch pad will be delayed by at least a day after a technical problem scrubbed an attempted launch of a Dragon cargo spacecraft Feb. 18.
Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab shipped its first orbital launch vehicle to the company’s Launch Complex 1 facility to kick off pre-flight checkouts ahead of a test campaign consisting of three trial launches.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off on schedule with its payload of 104 satellites, all but three of which were cubesats.
European launch provider Arianespace completed the first of seven planned launches of its heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket this year, delivering two telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit.
Countdown underway for launch of more than 100 satellites on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
The launch of the PSLV-C37 mission is scheduled for 10:58 p.m. Eastern Feb. 14.
The UK Space Agency said the grants are worth up to £10 million ($12.5 million) but launches must begin by 2020.
It will be the first for SpaceX from Launch Complex 39A, previously used by the shuttle program.
Launch companies that focus primarily on sending large spacecraft into orbit are modifying their business plans to serve customers in the rapidly growing small satellite market, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Small Satellite Symposium here Feb. 7.
ISRO expects foreign customers to cover half the cost of its next Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission
ISRO did not disclose exactly how much revenue the launch will generate from those foreign customers.
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said that launch rate should be possible once it starts flying out of Launch Complex 39A.
A draft version of the report notes that engineers have found cracks in turbine blades in the turbopumps of the engines.