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…


  • House committee advances two space bills
    WASHINGTON — The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue. The committee approved H.R. 5345, the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry (ALSTAR) Act, and H.R.... Read more »
  • Omnibus spending bill funds big-ticket military communications satellites that DoD did not request
    WASHINGTON — In a surprise last-minute add-on, House appropriators included $600 million in the Air Force budget for two high-capacity communications satellites made by Boeing that the Pentagon did not request. The omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 funds two Wideband Global SATCOM satellites, WGS-11 and WGS-12. The Air Force did... Read more »
  • Zero 2 Infinity gets 3D-printed engine part for Bloostar launch vehicle
    WASHINGTON — Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustion chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket. Spain’s Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development (FADA), a non-profit that counts Airbus Defence and Space as a board member, printed the combustion chamber this month... Read more »
  • Omnibus bill increases funding for NOAA weather satellite and space weather programs
    WASHINGTON — A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts. The bill provides full funding for NOAA’s two major weather satellite programs, the... Read more »
  • NASA receives $20.7 billion in omnibus appropriations bill
    WASHINGTON — A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request. The omnibus spending bill, completed after weeks of negotiations, restores funding for Earth science and education programs slated for cancellation by... Read more »
  • Some fresh tidbits on the U.S. military space budget
    WASHINGTON — On the question of how much money the Pentagon plans to spend on space programs in fiscal year 2019, different numbers have been floating around. Now we know for certain that the unclassified budget request for national security space is $12.5 billion. That is what the Pentagon included in the... Read more »
  • Belgian court punches hole in Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network
    WASHINGTON — A Belgian court revoked approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization. The Market Court of the Brussels Court of Appeal on March 14 said it has annulled the Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT) approval of... 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