SDA wants information on "potential launch solutions" for its first 30 satellites to be deployed in low Earth orbit.
Bruno Carvalho, D-Orbit’s vice president of business development, said the company hopes to launch one of its InOrbit Now (ION) propulsive cubesat deployers every two to three months after proving out the system and lining up customers.
Virgin Orbit announced May 20 it will make the first flight of its LauncherOne air-launched vehicle as soon as May 24, but is setting modest expectations about the probability of success.
Planet VP Mike Safyan: “We are seeing launch providers starting to get more creative.”
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) ask Air Force to keep Launch Service Agreements that were signed in 2018.
United Launch Alliance on May 17 launched an Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane to orbit for its sixth mission
In an interview, Swarm chief executive Sara Spangelo said a trifecta of setbacks prevented the company from getting its constellation in orbit in the timeframe envisioned.
Six SkySat satellites will be evenly split across two Starlink launches on Falcon 9.
The unit known as Detachment 3 is responsible to rescue astronauts if they have to abort the mission.
The coronavirus pandemic and the transition launch providers are making to new rockets is complicating EchoStar’s reservation of a launch slot for its Jupiter-3 broadband satellite, according to company executives.
Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck: "The market needs to grow a lot to sustain more than two companies."
The $8.9 million "fleet surveillance" contract gives the Space Force a closeup view of SpaceX commercial launches.
The reentry and landing of a new Chinese spacecraft Friday marked a step toward the country sending astronauts to the moon and deep space.
With the countdown on, it is a good time to reflect on the progress made by the NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services program and think about what is to come in the near future.