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Virgin Orbit Takes One Big Step Forward for Space Launching

Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time (update: deployed) It’s a step closer to lowering the costs of satellite launches. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas Sponsored Links Aurora Residents are Protecting Their Family’s Always attract positivity He Didn’t Expect To Find a Safe Under The Carpet The Journaylist Motley Fool (546% Avg Return*) Unveils 50% […]

Take a Look at the New OneWeb

OneWeb has now raised $1.4B, with $400M from SoftBank and Hughes, to help fund its first satellite fleet Ingrid [email protected] / 3:28 AM MST•January 15, 2021 Image Credits: OneWeb After a troubled year that saw broadband satellite operator OneWeb file for bankruptcy, get rescue finance from the U.K. government and Bharti, and then emerge out of that with a launch of part of […]

NASA Approves Mission Exploring Interconnected Space Weather

NASA GIVES NOD OF APPROVAL TO TWO HELIOPHYSICS MISSIONS THAT WILL EXPLORE SUN, SPACE WEATHER SpaceX will launch the Space Development Agency satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The agency estimates they will be ready to launch in late 2022. WASHINGTON — SpaceX has been awarded a $150.4 million contract to launch as many as […]

A Look at What is Making 2021 One of the Biggest Yet in Space

2021 Is Going to Be a Big Year in Space — Here’s What to Watch for This Year Mark your calendars — you won’t want to miss these space events. BY STEFANIE WALDEK  JANUARY 03, 2021 While 2020 was, by and large, a challenging year, it was a rather triumphant one for the international space industry. […]

Lockheed Martin Acquires Aerojet to Increase Market Share

Lockheed Martin buys Aerojet Rocketdyne to better compete with Musk’s SpaceX, Bezos’ Blue Origin PUBLISHED MON, DEC 21 20205:03 PM EST Michael [email protected] KEY POINTS Lockheed Martin intends to acquire rocket engine and spacecraft propulsion maker Aerojet Rocketdyne in a deal that values the company at $4.6 billion. “This is clearly a vertical integration play […]

The Space Industry is Growing Fast – Despite a Global Pandemic

The space economy has grown to over $420 billion and is ‘weathering’ the current crisis, report says PUBLISHED THU, JUL 30 20201:56 PM EDTUPDATED FRI, OCT 2 202011:15 AM EDT The global space economy continued to grow last year and reached $423.8 billion, according to a report by the Space Foundation on Thursday. “Our industry […]

Does Space Debris Require More Regulation?

WANTED: A Robust Legal Regime for Regulating Space Traffic by Monica Alleven | Nov 15, 2018 1:29pm The FCC today agreed to the agency’s first comprehensive review of its orbital debris rules since their adoption in 2004, although one commissioner believes the rules do not go far enough. Since the commission first adopted rules regarding orbital debris […]

Chinese Move Forward with Approval for Sea Launches

China makes progress on spaceport project for sea launches by Andrew Jones — August 31, 2020 HELSINKI — China is making progress with a spaceport to facilitate sea-based launch activity and development of rockets, satellites and related applications. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), the country’s main space contractor, is developing the spaceport in Haiyang City […]

Lift off for Mars!!

      NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance to seek signs of ancient life By Mike Wall 3 hours ago Perseverance and its fly-along helicopter buddy will land in February 2021   NASA’s boldest-ever Mars rover is on its way to the Red Planet. The car-size Perseverance rover launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida’s […]

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