Orbex unveils prototype of rocket preparing for UK’s first vertical launch

TAMPA, Fla. — British microlauncher startup Orbex unveiled a full-scale prototype Might 11 of what it hopes would be the first-ever vertical rocket launched to orbit from British soil. The 19-meter two-stage... Read more »

Astra wins order for electric thrusters from LeoStella

WASHINGTON — Astra House introduced April 12 an order of electrical thrusters by LeoStella, a part of the corporate’s efforts to maneuver past launch. Astra stated it bought “a number of” Astra... Read more »

Astra prepares for next launch after identifying cause of August launch failure

WASHINGTON — Small launch car firm Astra has recognized the reason for an August launch failure and says it can make its subsequent try as quickly as late this month. In an... Read more »

Can you still spell space without SPAC?

For Bessemer Enterprise Companions, March 1 was a red-letter day. Particularly, the letters S, P, A and C. In separate bulletins solely minutes aside on that Monday morning, two area firms that Bessemer... Read more »

Three companies win NASA small launch contracts

WASHINGTON — Three small launch automobile builders gained a mixed $16.7 million in NASA contracts as a part of an effort to help the event of latest launch automobiles. Astra House, Firefly... Read more »

DARPA Launch Challenge ends without winner

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A DARPA responsive launch competitors that began two years in the past got here to an finish March 2 and not using a winner as the only real remaining... Read more »

Alaska launch shrouded in secrecy

WASHINGTON — A secretive California firm carried out a suborbital launch from an Alaska spaceport July 20, however every week after the occasion few particulars concerning the occasion are clear, together with... Read more »