Commercial Space

Nov 30, 2020
The U.S. should be at the forefront of high-capacity power-beaming to lead the technology rather than be dependent on others for it.
Nov 27, 2020
Measurements of ocean heights provide real-time indication of Earth’s changing climate.
Nov 19, 2020
SpaceX becomes first company to win U.S. government certification of human spaceflight system.
Nov 18, 2020
Transformation of heritage aerospace contractor shows old dogs can learn new tricks.
Nov 17, 2020
Launch service operator Arianespace has traced the cause of the Nov. 16 failure of a Vega rocket to an improperly connected electrical harness on the launcher’s Avum engine.
Nov 27, 2020
The space launch ambitions of the Shetland Islands have been given an additional boost with investment from a Scottish conservation fund, but the cash injection appears to have prompted a war of words between competing space ports.
Nov 25, 2020
SpaceX has marked its 100th Falcon 9 launch with a record seventh reflight of a first-stage booster, a mission that increased the company’s burgeoning Starlink broadband network to more than 950 satellites.
Nov 23, 2020
Following up on a pilot program to assess the value of commercially provided weather-forecast data, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded data-purchase contracts to GeoOptics and Spire Global.
Nov 23, 2020
A week after sending its first space taxi to the International Space Station for NASA, SpaceX launched the flagship Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite into orbit to join spacecraft collecting key data for tracking climate change.
Nov 23, 2020
Supersonic business jet developer Aerion has teamed with satellite company Spire Global to supply the high-fidelity weather data critical to the aircraft maker’s goal of achieving Mach 1-plus cruise speeds without generating a sonic boom on the ground.
Nov 20, 2020
Newly emerged from bankruptcy, under new ownership and with a new CEO, OneWeb’s goal is  to resume launches for its global, high-speed internet-via-satellite service on Dec. 17, the company said on Nov. 20.
Nov 20, 2020
A Rocket Lab Electron booster has lifted off from New Zealand, sending 30 small satellites on their way to orbit. It then turned around and parachuted into the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
Nov 20, 2020
New-space investment group Voyager Space Holdings is buying the Launch Co., a launch support startup based near Anchorage, Alaska, that has been partnering with other marquee space startups and increasingly the U.S. military.