Big Rockets, Small Rockets: The Age of Space Startups is Here

      The three-booster rocket blasted off, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s bright red sports car into space. On February 6, the American space transport startup SpaceX successfully launched the prototype heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket on earth.   At the post-launch interview, Musk said that the startup’s success should “encourage other […]

JAXA Successfully Launches Michibiki-4 Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Michibiki-4 (QSZ-4) satellite aboard an H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 7:01 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2017. Shortly after liftoff, the Yoshinobu Launch Complex transferred the flight control of H-IIA to Takesaki Range Control Center. At 1:33 of the video, you will see the solid […]