Brie Archambault

Brie Archambault

My name is Brie, I am a space enthusiast living in Canada with a particular interest in Chinese and French aerospace.

Firefly kicks off 2024 Firefly kicks off 2024

Firefly's Alpha rocket lifted off today on July 4th 2024, 12:04 AM EDT from Pad SLC-2W, at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA. Alpha is a small sat launcher priced at 15 million US dollars a launch. Alpha is designed to be the most reliable

Jul 5, 2024 5 mins

The Tianlong-3 test stage falling back towards Earth. Unexpected Liftoff - Space Pioneer's static fire incident

Disclaimer: This article contains the speculation of the writers due to the ongoing accident investigation by Space Pioneer and authorities in China. Space Pioneer has recently become a well-known name in China's commercial aerospace industry, but for the wrong reasons. The company escalated to the spotlight outside of

Jul 3, 2024 5 mins

Falcon Heavy launches GOES-U Falcon Heavy launches GOES-U

On June 25th, 2024 a Falcon Heavy lifted off from the pad carrying 'GOES-U' to GTO. GOES-U will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment, as well as real-time mapping of total lightning activity and improved monitoring of solar activity and space

Jun 26, 2024 4 mins

The Story of Chinese Starlink: An overview of Guowang, G60 and more The Story of Chinese Starlink: An overview of Guowang, G60 and more

Guowang is China's national answer to Starlink. Back in early 2015 SpaceX announced the Starlink project to provide global internet access. This is not the first of their proposals but what makes Starlink so successful is the scale of their operation and them launching their own satellites at

Jun 10, 2024 6 mins

Chang'e 6 has landed! Whats next? How did it go? Chang'e 6 has landed! Whats next? How did it go?

China kicked off its Chang'e 6 lunar far-side sample return mission at 17:27 pm China Standard Time, or 09:27 am Universal Coordinated Time, May 3rd. The Long March 5 vehicle carrying the Chang'e 6 lifted off at the start of its launch window. Ascent

Jun 1, 2024 3 mins

Deep Blue Aerospace: An Overview and Update Deep Blue Aerospace: An Overview and Update

Chinese rocket company Deep Blue Aerospace has secured new funding for its reusable rocket plans, with the first launch scheduled for later this year. While just two years ago Deep Blue Aerospace preformed hop tests of a smaller vehicle, and completed several firings of their Nebula-1 rocket architecture. The company

Jun 1, 2024 3 mins

A gift to future generations: EarthCARE A gift to future generations: EarthCARE

A new Earth-observation mission has lifted off and into orbit. A Falcon 9 carrier rocket lifted the Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force base. This payload, known as EarthCARE, is a European-Japanese cooperative mission meant to examine the role that clouds and aerosols

May 31, 2024 3 mins

The Chang'e 6 samples: Why Apollo Basin? The Chang'e 6 samples: Why Apollo Basin?

Discover the importance of Chang'e 6 and its landing site in this new article!

May 13, 2024 5 mins

A History of the Chang'e program A History of the Chang'e program

Chang'e (嫦娥) is a figure in Chinese mythology known as the goddess of the moon. A woman who stole immortality and fled to the moon, and when mankind touched down onto the lunar surface flight controller Ronald Evans told Michael Collins the story of Chang'e. Collins

May 2, 2024 10 mins

The Rise of BeiDou Satellite Network: China's challenge against GPS The Rise of BeiDou Satellite Network: China's challenge against GPS

Learn about the history and development of China's global navigation system!

Apr 21, 2024 5 mins

NASA's Space Launch System (left) and China's Long March 10 (right). How the U.S. and China plan to land humans on the Moon before 2030

Both the United States of America and the People's Republic of China are planning to perform crewed missions to the Moon before the year 2030. The two countries have different ideas on how these missions should be performed in terms of launch plans and public-private partnerships. But how

Apr 17, 2024 22 mins

Angara's Past, Present, and Future: A Chronicle of Aspirations and Uncertainties Angara's Past, Present, and Future: A Chronicle of Aspirations and Uncertainties

Angara, a representation of a dwindling dream.

Apr 10, 2024 5 mins

How Radiation Affects the Future of Artemis How Radiation Affects the Future of Artemis

Learn about how radiation remains a critical component of how we address the future of spaceflight!

Apr 5, 2024 8 mins