A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered to life and streaked away from the Florida coast on Thursday, carrying Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite towards orbit.
A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday, in a blow to the country's nascent attempts by private companies ...
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin retained an enviable sang-froid Thursday as he realised while travelling at thousands of miles an hour that his spacecraft would have to make an emergency landing.
Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellitest hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport.
SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive US government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.
SpaceX successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship at sea early Sunday after the vehicle had sent a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.