Spaceflight News API

Spaceflight-related news articles, blogs and reports

The Spaceflight News API, or SNAPI for short, started because Derk Weijers wanted an app where he could easily check the latest spaceflight news. As a Linux Engineer by profession, he had some experience with programming, but never had he developed a mobile app. At the start of 2018, he started following an online course for mobile app development (React Native). While doing so, he also started planning the app, and soon came to the conclusion that he would first need to build an API as a uniform interface to get data into his app. The SNAPI was born.

Features

News Articles

Retrieves a list of articles. You can query this endpoint with parameter 'news_site' to return articles provided by a particular news site. This endpoint can also be queried with 'search' to search for articles which match your search parameter.


Blogs

Retrieves a list of blogs. You can query this endpoint with parameter 'news_site' to return blogs provided by a particular news site. This endpoint can also be queried with 'search' to search for blogs which match your search parameter.


Reports

Retrieves a list of reports (like ISS daily reports). You can query this endpoint with parameter 'news_site' to return reports provided by a particular news site. This endpoint can also be queried with 'search' to search for reports which match your search parameter.


Links to Launch Library 2 launches and events

SNAPI and LL2 are integrated with each other. Articles returned from the SNAPI have a list that may contain launch/event IDs from LL2. This way, you can give your users a more complete experience by showing related news/launches/events.