Linktospace – Space link directory & news


LinkToSpace is a Belgium website made for people who are looking for the right astronomy or spaceflight site on the internet. This website contains links to websites about astronomy or spaceflight and brings you the latest news. You can also visit the Rocket & Satellite database for information about spacecrafts, rockets or space probes Telescopes. LinkToSpace will be your link to the universe…


  • Spacecom less than two months from Amos-8 purchase
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14. Jacob Keret, Spacecom’s senior vice president of sales and marketing for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, said... Read more »
  • Is the cost of military space programs going up or down? Depends on how you count
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force this month dropped its annual report on weapon acquisition programs for fiscal year 2017. It provides a snapshot of the service’s 465 programs of record, and projects acquisition priorities for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The report cites $13 billion in cost-savings since 2011 and... Read more »
  • Smallsat launch providers face pricing pressure from Chinese vehicles
    WASHINGTON — Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition. During a panel discussion at the Satellite 2018 conference here March 12, executives of several launch providers... Read more »
  • DoD and interagency group looking to step up collaboration on space technology
    WASHINGTON — A highly anticipated “state of the defense industrial base” report is due to be completed in April. The study, requested by President Trump in a July executive order, will look at the nation’s manufacturing and supply sources. For the space-focused part of the review, the Pentagon has been working... Read more »
  • Loral warns of possible Telesat legal battle, Xtar restructuring
    WASHINGTON — Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund. The long-simmering Telesat conundrum is coming to a boil as Xtar — another fleet operator majority-owned by... Read more »
  • Space situational awareness experts urge Russia to join orbital neighborhood watch
    WASHINGTON — To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here. “When... Read more »
  • NASA investigation linked 2015 Falcon 9 failure to design error
    Updated 1:20 p.m. with comment from SpaceX. WASHINGTON — A NASA investigation into a 2015 SpaceX launch failure concluded a design flaw, rather than a manufacturing defect, likely initiated the chain of events that destroyed the vehicle. NASA released March 12 a public summary of the report by an independent review team... Read more »


Launch Date Launch Site Rocket Payload Mission
– 9 March Kourou Ariane 5 ECA Hot Bird 7A, SPAINSAT Communication satellites
– 14 March Vandenberg Pegasus Space Tech 5 3 micro satellites
– 30 March Baikonur Soyuz ISS 12S Expedition 12 crew
– 20 April Cape Canaveral Atlas 5 Astra 1KR Communication satellite
– 10 May Cape Canaveral Discovery STS-121 Manned spaceflight
– 17 May Baikonur Proton-M Hot Bird 8 Communication satellite
– 30 Juin Baikonur Soyuz Fregat METOP Weather satellite
– 22 July Cape Canaveral Delta 2 STEREO Study of the Sun