Smith so far has not been happy with the Air Force’s response to his concerns about the launch program.
NASA has laid out a rough plan for what it now calls the Artemis program, including what needs to be built — SLS and Orion, a “minimal” Gateway and lunar landers — and how it can come together in time for a 2024 landing. What the agency has been less forthcoming about, though, is how much it will cost.
The amended language retained two key provisions that help SpaceX and Blue Origin, and removed two others that were opposed by ULA.
A bipartisan amendment to strike Smith’s space launch provisions is expected to be offered by Colorado lawmakers Lamborn and Crow.
After years of delays, a group of NASA technology demonstration payloads is finally set to lift off on a Falcon Heavy later this month.
Smith’s mark does not disrupt the LSP schedule and only directs some changes to the rules of the competition.
According to a complaint Virgin Orbit filed June 4 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, OneWeb canceled 35 of its planned 39 launches last June, triggering a $70 million termination fee.
The Long March 11 solid propellant light launch vehicle lifted off from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea June 5 at 12:06 a.m. Eastern, with launch success declared within half an hour.
A Russian Proton rocket launched the Yamal-601 communications satellite for Gazprom Space Systems May 30, completing the first of six Proton missions planned for this year.
Northrop Grumman on Thursday conducted a full-scale static fire test of the first stage of OmegA.
The small launch amendments made it into the SASC markup that the committee voted in a closed session May 22 to advance to the Senate floor.
The filings show SpaceX sold all but $18.8 million of the shares available between the two rounds. The company raised $1.022 billion in total.
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, and deployed the satellites into a low Earth orbit a little over an hour later.
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government