Spaceflight Insider

SpaceFlight Insider reports on events taking place in space exploration. Our team of writers and photographers provide an “insider’s” view of space flight. SpaceFlight Insider is comprised primarily of volunteers who reside in the U.S., Europe, South America and Canada. SpaceFlight Insider provides readers with articles, photo galleries, video features, live streams from key missions and much more.

ULA Launches Classified NROL-52 Payload for the NRO
a month ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With a mighty roar, and after a string of delays, United Launch Alliance (ULA) finally sent the classified NROL-52 mission to orbit on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Offi...
Sentinel-5P Rides to Orbit on Former ICBM Launcher
a month ago
A Rockot (Russian: Рокот [Rokot]) three-stage launcher provided the boost into orbit for the European Space Agency’s newest environmental observation satellite, the Sentinel-5 Precursor – also known a...
US Air Force Declares First GPS III Satellite 'Available for Launch'
a month ago
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the US Air Force declared that the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite will be “Available for Launch” in 2018. The “AFL” declaration from the Air Force is the f...
Astronauts Breeze Through U.S. EVA-45
a month ago
Less than a week after completing one spacewalk, International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 53 astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei set out on another extravehicular activity (EVA). This excu...
SpaceX Notches 15th Falcon 9 Launch in 2017 with SES-11 Mission
a month ago
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Hot on the heels of a Falcon 9 launch on the West Coast, SpaceX sent its 15th rocket into space in 2017. The SES-11/EchoStar-105 mission came less than 60 hours after the ...
History in Layers: The Work of Simon Kregar Jr.
2 months ago
While photographs are great for accurately capturing historical elements, sometimes they are out of focus or miss something that is just out of frame. Enter the artist. When a trained artist takes a h...