Rockets
Cost-efficient manufacturing for rocket cylinders  ESA · 44 minutes
‘Flow forming’ shapes a metal in a single step and is being trialed to create rocket cylinders that are much cheaper and quicker to make.  more
China's Moon, Mars and Space Station Missions May be Facing Delays  SPACE.COM · 3 hours
China's major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to an apparent... more
Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft to test green propellant on orbit  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with co-investigators, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, the Space and Missile Systems Center, and Aerojet, are... more
SpaceX Eyes New Feats With Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight  SPACE.COM · 3 hours
SpaceX's megarocket, the Falcon Heavy, is poised for flight. Perched atop NASA's historic Pad 39A, the behemoth will lift off sometime during a 4-hour window that opens late tonight (June... more
Space physicists send instrument to target comets  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Space physicists at Umeå University, Sweden, develop measuring instruments for the spaceship Comet Interceptor. The vessel has been selected to be part of the European Space Agency's ESA program to target comets that have... more
Atomic Clocks Explained: NASA Set To Launch a Deep Space Timekeeper Monday  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy tomorrow (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission... more
While people puzzle over WeWork, niche co-working spaces continue gaining traction  TechCrunch · 2 days
This week, a young, New York-based startup called Alma raised $8 million in funding to expand its “co-practicing community of therapists, coaches, and wellness professionals,” which... more
NASA Selects SwRI’s PUNCH Mission to Image Beyond the Sun’s Outer Corona  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead the “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere” (PUNCH) mission, a landmark Small Explorers Program mission... more
Indian startup Bellatrix Aerospace raises $3 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group... more
Southwest's latest credit card delivers 80k bonus points and free Wi-Fi  Windows Central · 3 days
Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Windows Central may receive a commission from The Points... more
Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight  TechCrunch · 3 days
Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday's Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society's LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well,... more
Bill Nye and Planetary Society Set to Ride a Sunbeam with LightSail 2 Solar Sail  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This Monday (June 24), the nonprofit organization The Planetary Society will launch LightSail 2, the first spacecraft propelled... more
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Rockets from the European Space Agency (ESA) fly into space with support from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Imaging carried out at PSI in cooperation with Dassault Aviation ensures the quality of certain components of the... more
Space startup Wyvern wants to make data about Earth’s health much more accessible  TechCrunch · 3 days
The private space industry is seeing a revolution driven by cube satellites, which are affordable, lightweight satellites that are much easier than... more
Ariane 5's second launch of 2019  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An Ariane 5 has delivered the T-16 and Eutelsat-7C telecom satellites into their planned orbits. more
NOAA Hurricane-Tracking Satellites to Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Next Week  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet to date, but meteorologists always know that could change. Soon they'll have a new tool for improving forecasts... more
On This Day in Space! June 21, 2004: 1st Privately Funded Human Space Flight  SPACE.COM · 3 days
On June 21, 2004, the first privately funded human spaceflight, launched on SpaceShipOne. See how it happened in our "On... more
Ariane 5 Rocket Lofts 2 Satellites Into Orbit in Gorgeous Sunset Launch  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two new communications satellites into orbit today (June 20) after a gorgeous sunset liftoff from the Guiana Space... more
Space Webcasts: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 2 Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana today (June 20) at 5:43 p.m. EDT (2143 GMT). Watch it live here! more
In Photos: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches DirecTV 16 and Eutelsat 7C Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two new communications satellites, DirecTV 16 and Eutelsat 7C, into orbit on June 20, 2019. See photos of... more
SpinLaunch joins cadre of small launch companies DoD wants to try out  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
DIU: We are working with companies like Rocket Labs and Vox which are more mature as well as potentially disruptive ones like SpinLaunch. SpaceNews.com more
Watch Live Now! Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana today (June 20) at 5:43 p.m. EDT (2143 GMT). Watch it live here! more
Ariane 5 lofts satellites for AT&T, Eutelsat  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The heavy lift launcher took off from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 5:44 p.m. Eastern, carrying the T-16 satellite for... more
Ariane 5’s second launch of 2019  ESA · 4 days
An Ariane 5 has delivered the T-16 and Eutelsat-7C telecom satellites into their planned orbits. more
Slack’s value rockets as stock closes up 48.5% in public debut  TechCrunch · 4 days
It was a historic day for Slack (NYSE: WORK). The workplace communication software juggernaut debuted on the New York Stock Exchange up 48% at $38.50 per... more
Watch Live @ 5:30 pm ET: Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana today (June 20) at 5:43 p.m. EDT (2143 GMT). Watch it... more
Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites Today: Watch It Live!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The European rocket launch service Arianespace will launch two new communications satellites for Europe today (June 20), and you can watch the liftoff live online. more
U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk  REUTERS · 4 days
European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that... more
NASA’s historic Apollo 11 launch comes to your phone in AR  TechCrunch · 4 days
We’re nearing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 24, and to celebrate, there’s a new interactive augmented reality app called 321... more
NASA's Webb Telescope will survey Saturn and Titan  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you stop a random person on the sidewalk and ask them what their favorite planet is, chances are their answer will be Saturn. Saturn's stunning rings are a memorable sight in... more
Jeff Bezos Envisions Moon's Ice Water as Rocket Fuel  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Blue Origin's founder Jeff Bezos envisions fuelling rockets with lunar ice water and using the Moon as the base to explore space further. more
CHUWI MiniBook hits Indiegogo: An 8-inch workstation running Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 days
What you need to know CHUWI's MiniBook-Mobile Workstation launched on Indiegogo. The device is an 8-inch convertible PC with a 360-degree hinge. Early backers can receive the device... more
Sailing Among the Stars: How Photons Could Revolutionise Space Flight  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
ESA launches new podcast for Beyond mission  ESA · 4 days
What does a space mission sound like? Well, aside from the roaring of engines, the hum of the Space Station and the... more
Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds  REUTERS · 5 days
NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with... more
Secretive Startup SpinLaunch Gets 1st Launch Contract for US Military  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract. more
Contractors continue to win award fees despite SLS and Orion delays  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A new report from the Government Accountability Office found that the prime contractors for... more
Microsoft Edge preview builds launch for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1  Windows Central · 5 days
The new Microsoft Edge is has completed its rollout to Windows 10, Mac, and Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. What you need to know Microsoft Edge... more
Kano and Microsoft launch PC kit for students learning to code and create  Windows Central · 5 days
Kids can now build their own laptops and start learning coding and creative tasks with the new Kano PC kit. What you... more
Kano and Microsoft launch PC kit for students learning code and create  Windows Central · 5 days
Kids can now build their own laptops and start learning coding and creative tasks with the new Kano PC kit. What you need to... more
Watchdog criticizes rising costs, delays of NASA's next Moon rocket  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The giant rocket NASA plans to use to return to the Moon by 2024 has been beset by delays and spending has overrun by almost 30 percent, an... more
Image: Metal bracket in Ariane 5 is 3-D-printed in titanium  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This organically-styled bracket, designed for the interior of an Ariane 5 launcher, was 3-D printed in space-worthy titanium alloy for an R&D project. more
Supplier issue behind delays with first ViaSat-3 launch  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Problems with an unnamed component supplier are the reason the first launch of a ViaSat-3 high-throughput satellite won't happen until... more
Fully Restored, Apollo-Era Saturn IB Rocket Returns to NASA Display  SPACE.COM · 6 days
NASA's last flight-configured example of the rocket that launched the first Apollo astronauts into space is back on public view, having undergone an almost year-long, extensive restoration. more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Turns 10, with Lessons for Moon Missions  SPACE.COM · 6 days
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched 10 years ago today and will likely guide future human moon landings. more
Gears 5 appears on Steam for PC, set to launch in September  Windows Central · 7 days
Keep an eye out on Steam. What you need to know Gears 5 launches on September 10. The title features new modes like "Escape."... more
What to Expect When LightSail 2 Launches into Space  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is finally ready to attempt flight by light. Here's what to expect from the June 24 launch! more
NASA's Webb Sunshield undergoes rocket fitting, more testing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's spacecraft element, which consists of the observatory's spacecraft bus and the sunshield, was put in the same folded-up configuration that it will be in when mounted on... more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
Microsoft brings its To-Do app to Mac  TechCrunch · 7 days
Microsft in 2017 said it would shut eventually down Wunderlist, a company it acquired, in order to forge ahead with its own “to do” app. It has since launched To-Do, as the app is... more
This is what the ground looked like after inSight landed on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26th, 2018, it deployed a parachute to slow its descent through the thin Martian atmosphere. As it... more
On This Day in Space! June 17, 1985: First Arab and Muslim in Space  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On June 17, 1985, the space shuttle Discovery launched on NASA's STS-51G mission, carrying payload specialist Sultan Salman Abdelize Al-Saud.... more
Windows 10 May 2019 Update Brings Phonetic Indic Keyboards in 10 Indian Languages  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Microsoft has launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update. The keyboards are available in... more
Minecraft Dungeons: Everything we know so far  Windows Central · 1 week
At E3 2019, we had the opportunity to learn a ton of new stuff about Minecraft Dungeons, a Diablo-like action RPG from Microsoft. Here's everything we know so far! Microsoft unveiled Minecraft Dungeons' gameplay... more
RUAG: Suppliers are key to mission success  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
RUAG Space offers high-performance, reliable products for launch vehicles and satellites, offering engineering, design and production. SpaceNews.com more
Twitter is bringing back its Mac desktop app  THE VERGE · 1 week
A little over a year after discontinuing its Mac desktop app, Twitter says that it’s bringing the program back after... more
Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos... more
India Will Launch an Ambitious Moon Orbiter-Lander-Rover Combo in July  SPACE.COM · 1 week
India is about to take its biggest leap to the moon yet next month, with a mission to land at the lunar south pole. more
Everything we know about NASA's Space Launch System video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
NASA is building the rocket it hopes will get us back to the moon by 2024, the Space Launch System. We take look at what will... more
On This Day in Space! June 14, 1914: Patent for Liquid-Fueled Rocket Granted  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On June 14, 1914, the first patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design was granted to Dr. Robert Goddard, an American scientist and... more
India plans to launch own space station: space agency  REUTERS · 2 weeks
India will look to create its own space station following the completion of the country's first manned mission... more
Relativity to Build Factory for 3-D Printed Rockets at NASA's Stennis Space Center  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA's Stennis... more
Relativity to Build Factory for 3D-Printed Rockets at NASA's Stennis Space Center  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA's Stennis Space Center. more
India to Launch Its First Solar Mission in 2020, ISRO Chief Says  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
India will launch Aditya-L1, its first mission to study the sun, in 2020, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K. Sivan said on Thursday. more
Meet Ariane 6 and Vega C: Europe's New 'Rideshare' Rockets (Videos)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Europe is taking advantage of the small-satellite trend by building two rockets that act as a rideshare, taking several spacecraft up at the same time. more
Former Blue Origin and SNC executive joins Vector  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Small launch vehicle Vector has hired a new chief financial officer who previously held similar positions at Blue Origin and... more
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Why the third launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has the highest stakes yet
THE VERGE
Watch Live Monday: Space Station Crew Landing and a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch
SPACE.COM
Tiny N.S. space agency to create painting kilometres above Earth's surface
CBC
An atomic clock, ‘green’ propellant, and a sunlight-surfing sail are headed to space next week
THE VERGE
Bill Nye and Planetary Society Set to Ride a Sunbeam with LightSail 2 Solar Sail
SPACE.COM
Watch Live @ 5:30 pm ET: Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites
SPACE.COM
Microsoft and Kano are launching a build-your-own Windows 10 PC kit
THE VERGE
Affinity launches professional desktop publisher for Mac with integrated vector design and image editor apps
9to5Mac
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
ESA
What to Expect When LightSail 2 Launches into Space
SPACE.COM
The entire sky in X-rays
PHYS.ORG
NASA's SET mission to study satellite protection is ready for launch
PHYS.ORG
Watch Live @ 10 am ET: SpaceX Launching 3 Earth Satellites for Canada
SPACE.COM
Rockets, evaporating droplets and x-raying metals
ESA
Unveiling technologies for future launch vehicles
ESA
Ariane 6 and Vega C—a new generation of European Launch Vehicles
PHYS.ORG
Ariane 6 development on track
ESA
NASA’s Mars Helicopter has passed another flight test
THE VERGE
Space Rider: Europe’s reusable space transport system
ESA
All engines GO for Vega-C maiden flight
ESA
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