Commercializing Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7976/more en Orbex’s Prime Launcher Combines Innovations http://aviationweek.com/space/orbex-s-prime-launcher-combines-innovations <div class="node-body article-body">This Anglo-Danish startup describes how production, architecture and propellant are working together to drive efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/orbex-s-prime-launcher-combines-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/orbex-s-prime-launcher-combines-innovations#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Europe Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1920781 at http://aviationweek.com Orbex SpaceX Test-Fires First Operational Raptor Engine http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-test-fires-first-operational-raptor-engine <div class="node-body article-body">Methane and liquid oxygen engine hits 60% of maximum thrust during 2-sec. debut. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-test-fires-first-operational-raptor-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-test-fires-first-operational-raptor-engine#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1918271 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Opinion: Why NASA Should Steer Clear Of Corporate Partnerships http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/opinion-why-nasa-should-steer-clear-corporate-partnerships <div class="field-byline"> Kristen Strader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Allowing corporations to buy naming rights to NASA property and to use astronauts for commercials would cause more harm than good for the American public and for NASA as a public entity.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/opinion-why-nasa-should-steer-clear-corporate-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/opinion-why-nasa-should-steer-clear-corporate-partnerships#comments Commercializing Space Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Viewpoint North America Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1912021 at http://aviationweek.com Jim Grossmann/NASA Opinion: Why NASA Should Consider Advertising Options http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-why-nasa-should-consider-advertising-options <div class="field-byline"> Jeffrey Manber </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial funding not only enhances great American research organizations, but it also creates them—just look at the Smithsonian Institution. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-why-nasa-should-consider-advertising-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-why-nasa-should-consider-advertising-options#comments Commercializing Space Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Viewpoint North America Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1912091 at http://aviationweek.com MirCorp Russia Retools For Soyuz Commercial Launch http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/russia-retools-soyuz-commercial-launch <div class="node-body article-body">A government-backed company is selling Soyuz launch services from Russian spaceports.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/russia-retools-soyuz-commercial-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/russia-retools-soyuz-commercial-launch#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Russian Space AWST Europe Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1909741 at http://aviationweek.com GK Launch Services SpaceX Ups Ante With First Human Spaceflight in 2019 http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-ups-ante-first-human-spaceflight-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">After closing out 2018 with a company record 21 launches, SpaceX aims to keep the pace, begin flying astronauts and test a prototype Mars spaceship</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-ups-ante-first-human-spaceflight-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-ups-ante-first-human-spaceflight-2019#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1906321 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Private Investment In Space Ventures Keeps Skyrocketing http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/private-investment-space-ventures-keeps-skyrocketing <div class="node-body article-body">But the final frontier remains the playground of only the most adventurous investors—and for good reasons. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/private-investment-space-ventures-keeps-skyrocketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/private-investment-space-ventures-keeps-skyrocketing#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Aerospace Systems AWST Global Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1897821 at http://aviationweek.com Virgin Galactic To Complete Envelope Expansion After Space Flight http://aviationweek.com/space/virgin-galactic-complete-envelope-expansion-after-space-flight <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hailed as the first crewed flight to launch from U.S. soil since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, Virgin Galactic’s Unity flight sets the scene for the long-anticipated beginning of commercial space flights in 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/virgin-galactic-complete-envelope-expansion-after-space-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/virgin-galactic-complete-envelope-expansion-after-space-flight#comments Commercializing Space Galleries Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1898391 at http://aviationweek.com Satellite Industry Transition Picks Up Speed In 2018 http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/satellite-industry-transition-picks-speed-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Orders for large geostationary communication satellites fall, but small birds flock to LEO and beyond.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/satellite-industry-transition-picks-speed-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/satellite-industry-transition-picks-speed-2018#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space A&D Aerospace Systems Global Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1897201 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus China And The U.S. Dominate Global Space Launch Market http://aviationweek.com/space/china-and-us-dominate-global-space-launch-market <div class="node-body article-body">Though China surpassed the U.S. launch rate in 2018, private U.S. “new space” companies are ramping up activity.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/china-and-us-dominate-global-space-launch-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/china-and-us-dominate-global-space-launch-market#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space A&D Aerospace Systems Asia Pacific North America Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1896441 at http://aviationweek.com Rocket Lab