Headed For Space

All About Orbital Rockets And The Spacecraft They Carry To Space

Headed For Space is dedicated to studying and reporting on launch vehicles from around the world, past & present. It covers everything, from Sputnik, which carried the first satellite into orbit, to the development of SpaceX’s latest Starship (and everything in between).

Its aim is to research all aspects of orbital rockets and space travel and share this knowledge with fellow enthusiasts from around the world. We invite you to join us on this journey.

Recent Posts

  • Ion Thrusters – What They Are And How They Work
    With so much focus on rocket fuels like hydrogen and new alternatives like liquid methane, it is hard to believe that an advanced form of propulsion known as ion thrusters or drives has been around for over half a…
  • The Types Of Orbits Satellites And Spacecraft Follow Around Celestial Bodies
    Satellites and spacecraft, whether orbiting Earth at altitudes of a few hundred miles or exploring Saturn 886 million miles away, will always enter an orbit around a celestial body at some point during the rendezvous. In astronautics and astronomy,…
  • Why And How Rocket Fuel Tanks Are Pressurized
    A Falcon 9 rocket unexpectedly exploded in 2016 on the launchpad due to a failure in the helium system used to pressurize the propellant tanks, which raised the question of why rocket fuel tanks need to be pressurized. Orbital…