rockets

ESA Sets the Launch Date for Ariane 6: July 9th

The European Space Agency has retired its Ariane 5 rocket, and all eyes are on its next generation, Ariane 6.…

3 weeks ago

ESA Gives Us a Glimpse of its Future Space Exploration Plans with a Cool New Video

The European Space Agency (ESA) has made incredible contributions to space exploration and space-based science. Last year, the agency launched…

6 months ago

Are Chemical Rockets or Solar Sails Better to Return Resources from Asteroids?

If and when we ever get an asteroid mining industry off the ground, one of the most important decisions to…

1 year ago

The New Ariane 6 Heavy Lift Rocket is Finally on the Launch Pad, But Won’t Liftoff Until Late 2023

A prototype of ESA’s new heavy lift rocket is now fully assembled and sitting on the launchpad at Europe’s Spaceport…

2 years ago

Musk Suggests That Starship Will Probably Make an Orbital Flight in November

SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk recently took to Twitter and hinted that the much-anticipated Starship—currently undergoing upgrades in preparation…

2 years ago

More Rocket Launches Could Damage the Ozone Layer

There are few things in this world that brings feelings of awe and wonder more than a rocket launch. Watching…

2 years ago

In a Comprehensive new Test, the EmDrive Fails to Generate any Thrust

The EmDrive is a hypothetical rocket that proponents claim can generate thrust with no exhaust. This would violate all known…

3 years ago

This Rocket Engine’s Thrust Chamber was 3D-printed and Only has Three Parts

This week, European engineers hot-fire tested a fully 3D-printed thrust chamber that could one day power the upper stages for…

4 years ago

Every Part of Blue Origin’s New Glenn Rocket is Gigantic, Including its Nose Cone

Massive. Enormous. Huge. Gigantic. And whatever other words you find in the thesaurus all do the job when it comes…

4 years ago

A New Kind of Rocket that’s Lightweight and Easier to Construct: a Rotating Detonating Engine. Unfortunately, it’s Also Completely Unpredictable

A new type of engine - known as the rotating detonation engine - could revolutionize rocketry and make space exploration…

4 years ago