Strikers (“les grevistes” in French) and protesters at the Kourou launch site in French Guiana have forced a suspension of all launches by Arianespace. The Ariane 5 ECA launch of 3,680 kg Koreasat-7 commercial communications and 5,735 kg Brazilian SGDC military...The launch contract to launch the Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission has been awarded by NASA to SpaceX. The launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 will fly from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in April 2021. The contracted price of the launch is...The French Government has finally agreed that the 26% of Arianespace shares that its space agency CNES holds will now be transferred to Airbus Safran Launchers. This will bring the overall shareholding of Arianespace that Airbus Safran Launchers holds to 74%. The...Noting the progress that SpaceX is making with its Falcon 9 reusable first stage technology (its first landing attempt is to take place in January), and that India is planning tests of a winged reusable first stage, Europe is, at last, re-examining the case for...Impressive 3D Earth on touch screen from Tharsis-Software on Vimeo.