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NASA selects four companies for Moon material collection as it seeks to set precedent on private sector outer space mining

NASA selects four companies for Moon material collection as it seeks to set precedent on private sector outer space mining NASA has selected the winning candidates that they’ve decided to tap to collect lunar resources for eventual Earth return, from a number of commercial companies who applied. The four companies all have […]

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Space startup Aevum debuts world’s first fully autonomous orbital rocket launching drone

Space startup Aevum debuts world’s first fully autonomous orbital rocket launching drone Launching things to space doesn’t have to mean firing a large rocket vertically using massive amounts of rocket-fuel powered thrust – startup Aevum breaks the mould in multiple ways, with an innovative launch vehicle design that combines uncrewed aircraft with […]

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Virgin Galactic plans first rocket-powered test flight from New Mexico for next week

Virgin Galactic plans first rocket-powered test flight from New Mexico for next week Virgin Galactic has revealed the flight window for the first rocket-powered flight of its VSS Unity spacecraft from the shiny new Spaceport America in New Mexico. The ship could be in the air as early as December 11. This […]

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China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon Chinese state news agencies are reporting a successful landing of the Chang’e-5 lunar robotic lander, which will seek to return lunar rock samples back to Earth. The launch took off on November 23, and attained lunar orbit on November 28. It launched the […]

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Virgin Orbit targets launch window on December 19 for second orbital test launch

Virgin Orbit targets launch window on December 19 for second orbital test launch Virgin Orbit has announced the target timing for its next orbital flight attempt, which follows a demonstration launch earlier this year that went mostly well — right up until its rocket separated from the carrier launch craft and fired […]

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SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record seventh time

SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record seventh time SpaceX has launched yet another Starlink mission, adding 60 more Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. That’s good news for its efforts to blanket the globe in high-speed broadband, and today’s flight is even better news for its equally […]

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‘Complete Success’: Rocket Lab’s booster recovery is a big step towards reusability

‘Complete Success’: Rocket Lab’s booster recovery is a big step towards reusability Rocket Lab has successfully recovered the first stage of an Electron launch vehicle after it made a controlled splashdown in the Atlantic, marking a major milestone in the company’s quest for a reusable rocket. CEO Peter Beck, speaking to press […]

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Watch live as SpaceX tests the limits of Falcon 9 reusability with sixteenth Starlink satellite launch

Watch live as SpaceX tests the limits of Falcon 9 reusability with sixteenth Starlink satellite launch SpaceX is set to launch its sixteenth Starlink mission on Monday at 9:34 PM EST (6:34 PM PST). This launch will carry 60 of the company’s broadband internet satellites to low-Earth orbit, where they’ll join the […]

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Investors Lockheed Martin Ventures and SpaceFund are coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020

Investors Lockheed Martin Ventures and SpaceFund are coming to TC Sessions: Space 2020 The space industry, once dominated by government-funded programs and a small handful of corporations, has seen a surge in startups in recent years. And with startups aplenty, the venture firms can never be far behind. Venture capital has played […]

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Relativity Space raises $500 million as its sets sights on the industrialization of Mars

Relativity Space raises 0 million as its sets sights on the industrialization of Mars 3D-printed rocket startup Relativity Space has closed $500 million in Series D funding (making official the earlier reported raise), the company announced today. This funding was led by Tiger Global Management, and included participation by a host of […]

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