space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Rocket Lab launches three military satellites
Posted: Sun, May 5, 2019, 11:48 AM ET (1548 GMT)
Electron launch of STP-27RD mission (Rocket Lab) A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched three technology demonstration satellites for the Defense Department Sunday. The Electron lifted off from the company's launch site in New Zealand at 2:00 am EDT (0600 GMT) and deployed the three satellites into low Earth orbit nearly an hour later. The rocket was flying a mission for the Defense Department's Space Test Program called STP-27RD, carrying the Harbinger satellite to test SAR imagery technologies, the SPARC-1 cubesat to test avionics, and the Falcon ODE cubesat to help calibrate groundbased tracking systems. The launch was the second this year for the Electron and the sixth overall for the small commercial launch vehicle.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Technical issues postpone SpaceX Starlink launch
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)

House bill offers $22.3 billion for NASA
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)

White House seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon landing
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)

news links
Friday, May 24
Astronaut landings in Utah? Very likely, and soon
KSL-TV Salt Lake City — 6:19 am ET (1019 GMT)
Two National Security Space Launch Rockets Moving Forward
Air Force Magazine — 6:18 am ET (1018 GMT)
SASC OKs Space Force in 2020 Defense Policy Mark
Air Force Magazine — 6:18 am ET (1018 GMT)

about   ·   ·   mailing list