The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived safely at Pariacabo harbour in French Guiana. ESA in close collaboration with NASA will now prepare this once in a generation mission for its launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport this December. Few space science missions have been as eagerly anticipated as the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb).
Soyuz Flight ST36 lifted-off with 36 OneWeb satellites onboard, bringing the size of the fleet in orbit to 358, after this successful deployment. Flight ST36 was the 61st Soyuz mission carried out by Arianespace and its Starsem affiliate. The mission lasted three hours and 51 minutes. The 36 satellites were deployed during nine separation sequences, at an altitude of 450 km
Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The flight included four astronauts, Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner, as well as thousands of postcards from Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future. Now official astronauts, the crew was welcomed back from space with a celebration in the West Texas desert with family, friends, and the Blue Origin team
Maezawa, 45, is the founder of Japan’s largest online fashion mall and the country’s 30th richest man, according to Forbes. Maezawa has said he plans to document his journey for his YouTube channel with over 700,000 subscribers. “I’ve got a list of one hundred things I want to do on the station like play badminton,” He will be the first space tourist to travel to the ISS with Russia’s space agency Roscosmos since 2009 when Canadian Guy Laliberte, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, travelled to the station.
NASA and its Australian counterpart have agreed to cooperate on a future robotic lander mission where Australia will provide a small rover as part of a test of resource utilization technologies.
This is an historic day for Andøya and for Norway as a space nation. Andøya Space will be an engine of transformation for the island and the community, and it will provide a significant boost to Northern Norway. In a short time, Norway will be one of few countries that are able to launch satellites from its own territory,” says Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H). As a direct consequence to the new launch site, Andøya Space expect to create up to 150 new jobs.
Iceye won a contract to provide data from its constellation of small synthetic-aperture radar satellites to Copernicus, the European Union program aimed at providing continuous, global Earth observation.
Orbit Fab, a venture-funded startup offering a refueling service in space, has signed a technology sharing agreement with the U.S. Air Force Research
Italian ground segment provider Leaf Space announced plans Oct. 14 to add five ground stations to its global Leaf Line Network.
Chinese private launch Deep Blue Aerospace completed a 100-meter level launch and landing test with its Nebula M1 VTVL test stage Wednesday.
Varda Space Industries has signed a Launch Services Agreement with SpaceX to launch their initial space factory aboard a SpaceX rideshare mission, deploying to LEO in Q1 2023. After Varda’s factory operation completes the on-orbit production run, the company’s space factory will execute a de-orbit maneuver to re-enter the atmosphere and return the finished product […]