Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Technology Demonstration Program
SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship in port. Credit: SpaceX
Students, teachers, parents and spectators watch as Space Shuttle Discovery launches in October 2007. Photo credit: NASA/KSC
An artist's concept of a U.K. commercial spaceport. Credit: UK Space Agency
Although ULA is phasing out its single-stick Delta 4 rocket (above), the company's Chief Executive Tory Bruno said the Delta 4 Heavy variant will be available as long as the U.S. Air Force wants it. Credit: ULA
Matt Desch Iridium
Rocket Lab, with a U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles but most of its technical staff in Auckland, New Zealand, is developing a small launch vehicle called Electron. Credit; Rocket Lab video
DSCOVR launch
A Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket lofts a pair Boeing-built, all-eletric satellites for ABS and Eutelsat. Credit: SpaceX
Atlas 5 RD-180

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