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Inside the August issue:

1. Is suborbital space tourism on a suborbital trajectory?
The era of commercial suborbital human spaceflight may finally be here, but whether it lasts isn’t certain.

2. The proof is in the thrust
More than a dozen satellite propulsion firms say they have successfully fired new thrusters in the last few years, signaling a coming of age for a market promising to propel smallsats to new heights.

3. Powering sustainability
Efficient, affordable thrusters are crucial for ensuring sustainable space operations. Propulsion advances promise to make it easier to manage and safely deorbit sprawling constellations.

4. Small launch vehicles grow up
Relativity Space and Rocket Lab have plans for rockets that can serve medium-class payloads for commercial and government customers.

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