Commercializing Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7976/more en NASA’s Grand Commercial Space Taxi Experiment Heads Into Home Stretch http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-s-grand-commercial-space-taxi-experiment-heads-home-stretch <div class="node-body article-body">With Russian rides to space station ending, pressure builds on Boeing and SpaceX to finish and fly their vehicles without shortcutting safety. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-s-grand-commercial-space-taxi-experiment-heads-home-stretch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-s-grand-commercial-space-taxi-experiment-heads-home-stretch#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1805831 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Ponders Hypersonic Decelerator For Second-stage Recovery http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-ponders-hypersonic-decelerator-second-stage-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">New detail emerges about SpaceX’s "giant party balloon" upper-stage recovery studies. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-ponders-hypersonic-decelerator-second-stage-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-ponders-hypersonic-decelerator-second-stage-recovery#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Space North America Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:30:00 +0000 1803431 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX NASA Advisors Warming To SpaceX Plan To Load Crew Then Fuel Booster http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-advisors-warming-spacex-plan-load-crew-then-fuel-booster <div class="node-body article-body">As NASA prepares for start of commercial spaceflight, ‘load and go’ is among operational alternatives it will assess as a system.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-advisors-warming-spacex-plan-load-crew-then-fuel-booster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-advisors-warming-spacex-plan-load-crew-then-fuel-booster#comments Commercializing Space Launch Pad Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Launch Pad North America Wed, 23 May 2018 07:55:00 +0000 1795431 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX NASA Looking For Rides To The Moon http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-looking-rides-moon-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Simultaneous solicitations for payloads and flight services could return U.S. to the lunar surface as early as 2019. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-looking-rides-moon-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-looking-rides-moon-0#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Space Space AWST North America Thu, 17 May 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1792741 at http://aviationweek.com NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Aces First Mission http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-aces-first-mission <div class="node-body article-body">SpaceX plans novel test of booster’s reusability by flying it twice in 24 hr. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-aces-first-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/spacex-falcon-9-block-5-aces-first-mission#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space Asia Pacific AWST North America photograph Wed, 16 May 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1792181 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX With Debut Of Block 5, SpaceX Stepping Up Falcon 9 Operational Pace http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/debut-block-5-spacex-stepping-falcon-9-operational-pace <div class="node-body article-body">SpaceX’s Block 5 is optimized for rapid reusability and multiple reflights, designed to meet the needs of its U.S. government and commercial customers. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/debut-block-5-spacex-stepping-falcon-9-operational-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/debut-block-5-spacex-stepping-falcon-9-operational-pace#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 03 May 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1787481 at http://aviationweek.com Tony Gray/NASA Virgin Orbit Begins Engine Qualification Tests http://aviationweek.com/space/virgin-orbit-begins-engine-qualification-tests <div class="node-body article-body">To support a higher flight rate, the company sought out and adopted manufacturing processes and personnel from other industries.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/virgin-orbit-begins-engine-qualification-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/virgin-orbit-begins-engine-qualification-tests#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1784931 at http://aviationweek.com Virgin Orbit Next Two Virgin Galactic Spaceships Assembled As Powered Flights Resume http://aviationweek.com/space/next-two-virgin-galactic-spaceships-assembled-powered-flights-resume <div class="node-body article-body">More SS2s are in production as The Spaceship Co. broadens its portfolio to include other aerospace and transport products. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/next-two-virgin-galactic-spaceships-assembled-powered-flights-resume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/next-two-virgin-galactic-spaceships-assembled-powered-flights-resume#comments Commercializing Space Space Symposium Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Space Space AWST North America Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:55:00 +0000 1784321 at http://aviationweek.com The Spaceship Co./Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Rocket-Powered Test Exceeds Expectations http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-rocket-powered-test-exceeds-expectations-2 <div class="node-body article-body">Analysis of Virgin Galactic’s initial test flight of the SS2 shows the spacecraft performed as well as, or in some cases better, than model-based predictions.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-rocket-powered-test-exceeds-expectations-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-rocket-powered-test-exceeds-expectations-2#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1777261 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic Commerce Moves To Take U.S. Commercial Space Industry Helm http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/commerce-moves-take-us-commercial-space-industry-helm <div class="field-byline"> RAF Fairford </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commerce secretary pushes greater U.S. share of the global space economy. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/commerce-moves-take-us-commercial-space-industry-helm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/commerce-moves-take-us-commercial-space-industry-helm#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Interview AWST North America Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:30:00 +0000 1774251 at http://aviationweek.com ULA