SpaceX rocket launches on record 8th flight carrying 60 Starlink satellites, nails landing

Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched on a record 8th flight to send a new fleet of the company’s Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Wednesday (Jan.20) and then nailed a landing at sea.The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the historic Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy…Continue Reading

Rocket Lab launches Japanese Earth-imaging satellite into orbit from New Zealand

Home News Spaceflight Rocket Lab just launched another small satellite to orbit.A two-stage Electron booster lifted off from Rocket Lab’s New Zealand launch site at 5:09 a.m. EST (1009 GMT) today (Dec. 15), carrying the first member of the “Strix” family of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites developed by the Japanese Earth-imaging company Synspective.SAR-equipped spacecraft…Continue Reading

Rocket Lab is about to recover a used rocket booster for the first time. Watch the company launch its SpaceX-inspired mission live online.

An Electron’s booster, or first stage, that Rocket Lab intends to recover in the Pacific Ocean after flying its “Return to Sender” mission. Rocket Lab via Twitter Rocket Lab, founded in 2006 by Peter Beck, plans to catch its first Electron rocket booster on Thursday night. The aerospace company is streaming live video of the…Continue Reading

European Vega rocket suffers major launch failure, satellites for Spain and France lost

Home News Spaceflight An Arianespace Vega rocket suffered a major failure shortly after launch on Monday (Nov. 16), leading to loss of satellites for Spain and France.The four-stage Vega rocket lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 8:52 p.m. EST (0152 Nov. 17 GMT) and appeared to fly smoothly during…Continue Reading

4 rocket launches in 4 days! You can watch a spy satellite, SpaceX astronaut flight and more online

Home News Spaceflight A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the classified NROL-101 spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office stands at Space Launch Complex 41 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida ahead of its planned November 2020 liftoff. (Image: © United Launch Alliance) Update for 4:20 p.m. EST on Nov.…Continue Reading

Will Intel Rocket Lake retake the 1T compute and gaming crown?

November 13, 2020 | 11:00 Companies: #intel Earlier this month we commented upon some leaked 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPU benchmarks. They were from the UserBenchmark database, which isn’t really a favourite among tech reviewers. However, the signs were that the unknown 8C/16T RKL-S processor could show a pretty clean pair of heels to…Continue Reading

Rocket League gets 120Hz mode on Xbox Series X/S — but not PlayStation 5

Jeff Grubb@jeffgrubb November 10, 2020 11:05 AMGames Rocket League now runs at 120 frames per second on Xbox consoles. Image Credit: Psyonix Rocket League is getting a next-generation update that will enable it to run at 120 frames per second on Xbox Series X and S. Developer Psyonix posted a blog today detailing the changes.…Continue Reading