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Rocket Lab’s planned Electron rocket will be a carbon-composite vehicle capable of providing dedicated small-satellite launches for less than $5 million.
The loss of up to 200 jobs at SpaceX this month is due to firing of “low performer” employees as part of its annual review process, and not layoffs, the company’s president said July 26.
The U.S. Air Force launched three satellites that are expected to provide a significant boost to the service’s space surveillance capabilities.
The relaxation of U.S. space-export technology regulations coming this fall should enable Aerojet Rocketdyne’s European Space Propulsion subsidiary to perform more work in the United Kingdom and...
The launch of three U.S. Air Force space surveillance satellites July 24 was postponed for the second time in as many days, this time because of weather conditions.
Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French space agency, CNES, used a SpaceX comparison to describe the defects of Europe’s current launch-vehicle sector. Europe’s problem, he said, is an excess of...
The launch of three U.S. Air Force satellites July 23 was postponed 24 hours because of a ground system problem at the launch pad, according to a United Launch Alliance spokeswoman.
SpaceX released a video showing the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage making a “soft landing.”
The British government on July 15 unveiled a broad strategy document designed to create the necessary regulatory regime to permit suborbital spaceplane flights by 2018, with a longer-term goal of...
Three members of Congress from Alabama and Colorado have asked NASA to provide information on what they perceive to be an “epidemic of anomalies” on missions performed by SpaceX.

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