spacecraft

DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane Program to Ease Access to Space

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

DARPA has announced Phase 2 of the XS-1 program, which seeks to design and fabricate an experimental unmanned spaceplane, and fly the vehicle ten times in ten days.

China to launch Tiangong 2 laboratory this year and complete the space station by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

China plans for 20 space missions this year including the testing of its most sophisticated rocket and the launch of a space habitat.

China is racing to make the 2020 launch window to Mars

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASAs Mars 2020 mission may well have company along the way, with teams in China working urgently to ready their first independent mission to the Red Planet.

Turborockets combining rocket and jet engines could be next step after reusable rockets

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

A type of engine combines the speed of rockets with the gas mileage of jets in a single package.

China to land a probe on the moons far side in 2018

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

Although spacecraft have seen the 'dark' side of the moon before, weve never landed there.