SPACEX TO BUILD ‘GRASSHOPPER’ ROCKET

The rocket is likely a test to chase the elusive holy grail for rocket scientists — reusable launchers.

Reusability is key to the dramatic cost savings that will enable advancements in human exploration of space. The Dragon spacecraft is fully reusable and SpaceX is working toward the goal of delivering the world's first fully […]

ILS PROTON SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES QUETZSAT-1 FOR SES

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 30, 2011 – International Launch Services (ILS), a leading launch services provider for the global commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the QuetzSat-1 satellite into geostationary transfer orbit today on an ILS Proton for SES of Luxembourg (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG). This was the 19th SES satellite launched on […]

China launches module for space station

CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. China launched the experimental module to lay the […]