Cygnus cargo freighter ends mission at International Space Station – Spaceflight Now

In this view from a camera on the space station’s robotic arm, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo ship departs after a three-month stay at the complex. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now A Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply ship departed the International Space Station Saturday after a three-month stay, heading off on the final phase of its … Read more

Blue Origin eyes participation in military ‘rocket cargo’ program

Thomas Martin, director of national security programs: ‘We’re in conversations with U.S. Transportation Command’ NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Blue Origin could become the second U.S. rocket company to sign a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to examine how space vehicles might be used to transport cargo around the world. “We’re in conversations with U.S. … Read more

SpaceX and Tesla Veterans Raise Over $100 Million for Future Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

Aviation is well on its way to an entirely new operating method focused on uncrewed vehicles, supersonic speeds, sustainable aviation fuels, and hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Reliable Robotics looks like one of the most promising aviation startups, backed by NASA, and ready to launch autonomous cargo aircraft soon. When SpaceX and Tesla veterans join forces to … Read more

In a few dozen minutes to the “edge” of the world. The US Space Force is counting on suborbital cargo

The US Space Force has announced the aforementioned competition for offers under the Hyperspace Challenge 2021 program. As the announcement shows, innovative concepts for the use of space capabilities that can be adapted to the needs of the US space forces are being sought. For the next stage (it is to take place on December … Read more

Carrying the World’s Most Valuable Cargo

When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches, it will go through one of the most harrowing deployment processes any spacecraft has ever endured. But before he even reached the top of his journey into space, Webb had to complete a final journey here on Earth: a 2,400-kilometer voyage at sea. Webb was dispatched from California … Read more

Skywatchers see SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft streak across the night sky as it returned to Earth

Late Thursday night (Sept. 30) in the southeastern United States, anybody looking up could have glimpsed a brilliant streak, trailing down into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida’s east coast. It was actually a SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft returning to Earth after a trip to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon, which flew to … Read more

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship heads for Earth packed with gravity-sensitive experiments

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station packed full of science experiments after one month at the orbiting laboratory. The capsule, carrying 4,600 lbs. (2,900 kilograms) of material to return to Earth, undocked at 9:12 a.m. EDT (1312 GMT) on Thursday (Sept. 30) while the station was travelling over the Pacific … Read more

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Successfully Docks to International Space Station

By NASA August 31, 2021 August 30, 2021: International Space Station Configuration. Five spaceships are parked at the space station including Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter; the SpaceX Crew and Cargo Dragon vehicles; and Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 crew ship and ISS Progress 78 resupply ship. Credit: NASA While the International Space Station was traveling about … Read more

Chinese space station “in high gear”. After the return of the crew – the commencement of the cargo mission

After the recent final of the Shenzhou-12 mission with a crew of three on board, which had occupied the seed module of the Chinese space station for three months, another ship (this time unmanned) flew towards the facility being expanded. The Chinese supplier quickly reached and nailed (on the same day – on Monday, September … Read more

Satellite spots SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from orbit ahead of cargo launch to space station (photos)

A satellite image captured Aug. 27, 2021 shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship on Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the company’s 23rd cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. (Image credit: Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies) Update for 3:32 a.m. ET: Saturday’s planned … Read more