European Space Agency races to meet the Orion spacecraft deadline

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The plan is for Orion and its service module launch atop the Space Launch System rocket in 2018.

NASAs Mega-Rocket Will Launch Craft to Mars and Carry 13 CubeSats

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the enormous SLS, will carry 13 CubeSats and a spacecraft bound for the Red Planet.

NASA details CubeSats to launch aboard SLS

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

13 CubeSats will be loaded onto the most powerful rocket ever, some of which will be deployed to inspect asteroids, while others will gather data on the Moon.

NASA's heavy lift rocket is running into problems

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Short on budget, the Space Launch System reportedly doesn't have a game plan.

Review gives NASA's Space Launch System the tick of approval

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The final review paves the way for full-scale fabrication of the first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V and the most powerful rocket ever built.