space launch system

First Launch of NASA's New Megarocket On Track for 2018

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASA said it will adjust the flow of work to prepare for the launch of Exploration Mission 1, the first Space Launch System flight, to keep it on schedule for the fall of 2018.

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.

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.

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.

Orion astronaut flight faces delay to 2023

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The Space Launch System (SLS) is more powerful than the Apollo program's Saturn V, and is due to make its debut with the Orion vehicle in an uncrewed configuration, in late 2018.