Exos Aerospace said the failed launch of a reusable suborbital sounding rocket last month was caused by a structural failure of the rocket shortly after liftoff.
The former chairman of the House aviation subcommittee and adviser to United Launch Alliance argues that all commercial spaceflight companies should support, rather than disrupt, the FAA's ongoing effort to streamline existing launch licensing processes.
China launches six remote sensing satellites into orbit with two launches inside three hours from sites in north China.
SpaceX completed its second launch of 60 Starlink satellites Nov. 11, making its own system the largest commercial telecommunications satellite constellation in orbit.
OneWeb has delayed the beginning of its regular launch campaign by a month to allow more testing of its small broadband satellites.
Avio CEO Giulio Ranzo said during a Nov. 7 earnings call, said Vega is on track for a return to flight by March, though what payload will launch on the mission is still to be determined.
The U.K. Space Agency will provide $9.5 million for infrastructure at a British airport that seeks to host Virgin Orbit’s air-launch system.
Northrop Grumman Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station Nov. 2, kicking off a new era in cargo delivery for the station.
Aevum hoped the $50,000 Small Business Innovation Research study contract it received in early August would serve as a springboard to larger awards. Turns out it didn’t have to wait long.
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center announced the start of a National Security Launch Architecture study.
Space Launch Complex 6, or SLC-6, is a sprawling facility that the Air Force leases to United Launch Alliance.
As Japan prepares to join NASA’s Artemis lunar program, the country’s largest rocket manufacturer says it could upgrade the H3 rocket debuting next year to deliver cargo to the moon as soon as 2025.
A partnership between small launch vehicle company Firefly Aerospace and propulsion developer Aerojet Rocketdyne, highlighted by Firefly’s potential use of Aerojet’s AR1 engine, also has more immediate benefits for the companies.
Virgin Orbit, while preparing for the first flight of its LauncherOne smallsat rocket, is in the process of choosing an engine for a three-stage variant that would be capable of sending payloads to other planets.