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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

A render of Zhuque-3 headed to orbit after fairing separation. ©LandSpace LandSpace's 'golden ticket' payload?

Disclaimer: This article contains the opinion and speculation of the writer and not Cosmic Nxws as a whole. LandSpace, a commercial launch provider in China, and Hongqing Technology have recently filed with the International Telecommunications Union for a mega constellation via a joint venture called Shanghai LandSpace Hongqing Technology Co

Jun 4, 2024 5 mins

Australia's first orbital spaceport opens in North Queensland Australia's first orbital spaceport opens in North Queensland

Yesterday, the Queensland State Government put out a press release in regards to the nation's first, orbital spaceport, being opened. The Bowen Orbital Spaceport is a first of its kind in Australia, and it is poised to bring orbital flights back to the continent, for the first time

Apr 5, 2024 3 mins

A render of Radian One in low Earth orbit. ©Radian Aerospace Radian One - Another attempt towards the holy grail?

American aerospace startup, Radian Aerospace re-introduced its Radian One single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane to the world recently via a series of posts on X and Linkedin. Single-stage to orbit vehicles have long been considered as one of the holy grails of rocketry, due to a lack of complex staging events and aircraft-like

Apr 4, 2024 5 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

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 Future of Arianespace The Future of Arianespace

How will Arianespace stay competitive? Will Ariane 6 even survive? Find out now!

Mar 27, 2024 5 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

Astra's Rocket 3 on its launch pad. ©Astra Astra to be taken private in bid to stay afloat

Disclaimer: All currency is in United States Dollars unless stated otherwise. Astra was the first publically traded launch provider in the United States debuting with a valuation of over two billion dollars. Today Astra has fallen to a valuation of twenty-three million dollars. Yesterday, the 7th of March, Astra announced

Mar 8, 2024 2 mins

Nova-C landing on the Moon for the IM-1 mission. ©Intuitive Machines America returns to the Moon!

Last week on the 22nd, the United States of America returned to the surface of the Moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in 1972, which was fifty-two years ago. According to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the lander landed at 80.13 degrees South and 1.44

Feb 28, 2024 7 mins

Falcon 9 for IM-1 on the launch pad with a Falcon 9 for USSF-124 taking off. ©SpaceX Intuitive Machines takes aim on the Moon!

After a delay on the 14th of February, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A bound for the Moon, the first since Apollo 17! The Falcon 9 was carrying Intuitive Machine's Nova-C lander for the IM-1 mission. The launch took place at 06:05 am

Feb 15, 2024 9 mins