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Mission Overview: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is heading to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life, collect samples for future return to Earth and help pave the way for human exploration. The rover will carry with it several technology demonstrations including a helicopter, which will attempt humanity’s first powered flight on another planet….

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NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch Date

  NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as technical challenges. This decision is based on a recently completed schedule risk assessment of the remaining integration and test activities prior to launch. Previously, Webb was targeted…

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WATCH NOW: Space Force to Launch 4 secret satellites

Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur IV rocket will launch a classified payload (NRO spy satellites) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). It will lift off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s (MARS) Pad 0B on Wallops Island, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The U.S. Space Force (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise Program is providing the launch services for this…

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NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection

  NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards. The SETI Institute will work with NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection (OPP) to provide technical reviews and recommendations, validate biological cleanliness on flight projects, provide training for NASA and…

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WATCH LIVE: STARLINK MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Saturday, July 11 at 10:54 a.m. EDT, 14:54 UTC, for launch of its tenth Starlink mission, which will include 57 Starlink satellites and 2 satellites from BlackSky, a Spaceflight customer. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission…

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