Chinese commercial launch company iSpace stated Monday that an errant piece of foam insulation caused the loss of its Hyperbola-1 rocket in February.
Launch of a Hyperbola-1 rocket by Chinese private firm iSpace ended in failure shortly after liftoff from Jiuquan launch center Monday.
Chinese private rocket firm iSpace is planning an IPO while also making progress on technology for a reusable launch vehicle.
A Japanese company developing commercial lunar landers has opened an office in the United States in a bid to win more business from NASA’s Artemis program.
Private Chinese launch firm iSpace has raised $172 million in series B funding for development of a new series of launch vehicles and reusable engines.
A Japanese company planning a series of lunar lander missions has raised $28 million that will allow it to complete development of its first mission.
A number of Chinese private launch firms for the burgeoning commercial space sector have reported progress in efforts to develop a range of launch vehicles.
Chinese space propulsion startup Space Pioneer has raised $14 million in funding for completing a series of next-generation liquid engines.
Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it’s on track to launch its first mission in 2021 while supporting an American partner on potential NASA missions.
Chinese launch companies are developing new, larger launchers; asteroid mining startup receives angel round funding.
Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it is modifying its schedule for commercial lunar lander missions.
iSpace became the first Chinese private firm to achieve orbit with Thursday’s successful launch from a national space center in the Gobi Desert.
China has released a set of rules to guide the development of launch vehicles in the growing commercial sector as companies continue to progress and new actors emerge.
Launch firm iSpace in early June will attempt to become the first Chinese private company to place a satellite in orbit, following failed launches by two competitors.