Aerospace

This tag is used to mark content that is related to aerospace engineering. A substantive collection of articles can be found here, that discuss the design, development, testing, and operation of aircraft, spacecraft, and other aerospace vehicles.

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

Delta IV Heavy lifting off from Space Launch Complex 37B for NROL-70. ©United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy soars for the final time

On the 9th of April, the final Delta IV Heavy took off from Space Launch Complex 37B, at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This launch was on behalf of the United States' National Reconnaissance Office with the payload being classified. The payload aboard the final Delta

Apr 10, 2024 6 mins

Agile Space unveils new test fire facility Agile Space unveils new test fire facility

On April 3rd, Agile Space, an aerospace startup located in Colorado, unveiled their new test fire facility, shortly after they commissioned and conducted the first hot fire there. The facility, dubbed "Animas" can support test fires of engines capable of producing over 1,200 newtons (136kg/300lbs) of

Apr 4, 2024 3 mins

Astra's rocket on the launchpad. ©Astra Astra's impressively awful flight history

Disclaimer: All currency is in United States Dollars unless stated otherwise. Astra was arguably one of the most prolific small payload launchers a few years ago, however for the past two years they've been stuck on the ground. While stuck on the ground they've faced no

Apr 2, 2024 8 mins

HyPrSpace - A New Chapter in French Aerospace Innovation HyPrSpace - A New Chapter in French Aerospace Innovation

Flying Baguettes? Aerospikes? Hybrid Rockets? Learn about all this and more to truly understand HyPrSpace!

Mar 30, 2024 5 mins

SpaceX aims to crush seven records with three Falcon 9's within five hours SpaceX aims to crush seven records with three Falcon 9's within five hours

On March 30, 2024, SpaceX aims to break no fewer than seven of their own records with the back-to-back-to-back launches of Eutelsat 36D, Starlink Group 6-45 and Starlink Group 7-18.

Mar 30, 2024 2 mins

A render of Latitude's Zephyr rocket. ©Latitude Latitude - returning launch to Europe?

French space startup Latitude is hoping to launch the first French-built rocket of the 21st century. Their rocket Zephyr is currently aiming for a maiden flight in 2025. Latitude is a self-described pioneering French rocket launch company on a mission to push the boundaries of space technologies, fostering a better

Mar 28, 2024 3 mins

The Long March 6A Y3 vehicle lifting off from its launch pad. China launches Yunhai satellite atop of the fifth Long March 6A

China launched what was thought to be a Long March 6C in the Western world but later turned out to be a Long March 6A. The launch occurred from Launch Complex 9A at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, in northern China. Liftoff was at 10:51 pm Universal Coordinated Time

Mar 27, 2024 4 mins

Statship-Super Heavy during its third flight. ©SpaceX Starship-Super Heavy flies its third test!

SpaceX launched its Starship-Super Heavy vehicle today for its third flight test! The two vehicles used in the flight were Ship 28 and Booster 10, with both making more progress than the previous two vehicles. Liftoff occurred at 13:25 pm Univerversal Coordinated Time with all thirty-three Raptors engines firing.

Mar 14, 2024 7 mins

KAIROS during its rapid unscheduled disassembly. Japan's first private rocket debuts... for five seconds

Early on the morning of the 13th of March, a new rocket lifted off from Japan's newest spaceport before appearing to disintegrate a few seconds into flight. The rocket was aiming to deliver a satellite on behalf of the Japanese government into a sun-synchronous orbit but only reached

Mar 13, 2024 3 mins

Electron lifting off from Launch Complex 1B. ©Rocket Lab Electron flies 'Owl Night Long'

Early in the morning in New Zealand on the 13th of March, the 12th in Universal Coordinated Time, an Electron rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 1B on the Māhia Peninsula, located on New Zealand's northern island. The launch is Rocket Labs' third for the year and

Mar 12, 2024 2 mins

Ship 28 atop of Booster 10 at Starbase, Texas. ©SpaceX Starship's third flight to happen as early as Thursday!

In an update on X, formerly Twitter, SpaceX announced it was targeting no earlier than the 14th of March for the third flight of its Starship-Super Heavy vehicle. This comes almost four months after the second flight test. The vehicles that SpaceX intends to use for this flight are Ship

Mar 7, 2024 5 mins

Liftoff of Transporter-10 (left) and Crew-8 (right). ©SpaceX SpaceX breaks its launch record!

SpaceX has been keeping up its groundbreaking cadence so far this year after a record-breaking year of launches in 2023. Between the Early hours of the 4th and 5th of March, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket three times from three different launch pads on two sides of North America.

Mar 5, 2024 4 mins