Antares/Cygnus launch slips a day

An Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft is raised into position on the launch pad in Virginia on Friday. (credit: Orbital Sciences Corp.)

While many have been keeping a close eye on SpaceX’s upcoming Falcon 9 v1.1 launch, it’s not the only significant impending commercial launch. On the opposite coast from Vandenberg, Orbital […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch approaches, but may slip a bit more

The first SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rolling out to the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California earlier this week. Photo tweeted by Elon Musk.

After months of waiting, the first launch of the upgraded version of the Falcon 9, called the Falcon 9 v1.1, appears to be imminent. On Tuesday SpaceX […]

SpaceShipTwo flies a little higher and a little faster

SpaceShipTwo flies on its second powered test flight on September 5. (credit: and Clay Center Observatory)

SpaceShipTwo did indeed take to the skies on Thursday, performing its second powered flight and the first since late April. SpaceShipTwo fired its hybrid rocket motor for 20 seconds after being released from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, […]

Report: SpaceShipTwo to make second powered flight today

SpaceShipTwo during its first powered test flight on April 29, 2013. (credit: Virgin Galactic/

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle will reportedly make its second powered test flight, and first in more than four months, on Thursday morning. Parabolic Arc, based on Mojave, reported Wednesday night on the expected test flight, with SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo […]