Commercializing Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7976/more en Elon Musk Ready To Bet It All On BFR http://aviationweek.com/space/elon-musk-ready-bet-it-all-bfr <div class="field-deck"> Iconoclastic SpaceX CEO wants to scrap successful Falcon rocket line to fund Mars dream </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SpaceX planning to scrap its successful Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule in high-stakes quest to expand humankind to Mars. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/elon-musk-ready-bet-it-all-bfr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/elon-musk-ready-bet-it-all-bfr#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1694991 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Concept Stratolaunch Tests Engines On Huge Space Launch Carrier http://aviationweek.com/world-satellite-business-week/stratolaunch-tests-engines-huge-space-launch-carrier <div class="field-deck"> World’s largest-span aircraft moves toward flight tests </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Development has taken longer than expected, but engine testing is an important milestone in realizing Paul Allen’s new space vision.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/world-satellite-business-week/stratolaunch-tests-engines-huge-space-launch-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/world-satellite-business-week/stratolaunch-tests-engines-huge-space-launch-carrier#comments Commercializing Space World Satellite Business Week Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Technology Space AWST North America Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1689581 at http://aviationweek.com Dylan Schwartz/Stratolaunch Northrop Grumman Looks To Launch Orbital ATK Takeover http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/northrop-grumman-looks-launch-orbital-atk-takeover <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deal would put Northrop Grumman back in the human spaceflight business.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/northrop-grumman-looks-launch-orbital-atk-takeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/northrop-grumman-looks-launch-orbital-atk-takeover#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Space Business AWST North America Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1688011 at http://aviationweek.com Bill Ingalls/NASA ISS Science Cargo Returns To Earth In Dragon Capsule http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/iss-science-cargo-returns-earth-dragon-capsule <div class="node-body article-body">SpaceX recovery teams retrieved the company’s 12th NASA-contracted Dragon resupply mission capsule from Pacific waters early Sept. 17.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/iss-science-cargo-returns-earth-dragon-capsule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/iss-science-cargo-returns-earth-dragon-capsule#comments Commercializing Space Space AWST North America Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:02:00 +0000 1687961 at http://aviationweek.com Artist's concept of Dragon: SpaceX Hoped-For GEO Satellite Market Rebound Looks Bleak http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/hoped-geo-satellite-market-rebound-looks-bleak <div class="node-body article-body">Satellite manufacturers expect only 10-12 geosats to be ordered this year, solidifying a trend downward in the sector.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/hoped-geo-satellite-market-rebound-looks-bleak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/hoped-geo-satellite-market-rebound-looks-bleak#comments Commercializing Space World Satellite Business Week Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:55:00 +0000 1668901 at http://aviationweek.com MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Japan Plans To Launch Its First Private Rocket July 29 http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/japan-plans-launch-its-first-private-rocket-july-29 <div class="node-body article-body">Japan’s first privately developed rocket has been scheduled for launch on July 29 by developer Interstellar Technologies (IST). </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/japan-plans-launch-its-first-private-rocket-july-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/japan-plans-launch-its-first-private-rocket-july-29#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Asia Pacific AWST Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:03:00 +0000 1663641 at http://aviationweek.com Momo: IST Astronauts Evaluate Commercial Airlock In Neutral Buoyancy Lab http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/astronauts-evaluate-commercial-airlock-neutral-buoyancy-lab <div class="node-body article-body">NanoRacks LLC has demonstrated that spacesuit-garbed astronauts working outside the International Space Station can successfully maneuver around the external surfaces of what is to be the first commercially provided airlock. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/astronauts-evaluate-commercial-airlock-neutral-buoyancy-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/astronauts-evaluate-commercial-airlock-neutral-buoyancy-lab#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space Top Stories AWST North America Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:02:00 +0000 1663681 at http://aviationweek.com NLB test run: NanoRacks SpaceX Tweaking Dragon 2 Design And Mars Plans http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-tweaking-dragon-2-design-and-mars-plans <div class="node-body article-body">SpaceX is shelving plans for upcoming Dragon 2 crew and cargo retrorocket returns to Earth due to the difficulty of meeting certification requirements </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-tweaking-dragon-2-design-and-mars-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-tweaking-dragon-2-design-and-mars-plans#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1663851 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX A Peek Inside the Future of Aerospace Propulsion http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/peek-inside-future-aerospace-propulsion <div class="node-body video-body">Aviation Week technology writers Guy Norris and Graham Warwick discuss the thrusts of this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ annual Propulsion & Energy conference.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/peek-inside-future-aerospace-propulsion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/peek-inside-future-aerospace-propulsion#comments Commercializing Space Space Exploration Podcast Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1658421 at http://aviationweek.com Casc Aims Solid-Propellant Motors At Commercial Space Launch http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/casc-aims-solid-propellant-motors-commercial-space-launch <div class="node-body article-body">Casc’s Xian propulsion institute will lighten its P35 solid-propellant motor, then develop a larger derivative, presumably for a new space launcher</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/casc-aims-solid-propellant-motors-commercial-space-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/casc-aims-solid-propellant-motors-commercial-space-launch#comments Commercializing Space Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space Asia Pacific AWST Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:26:00 +0000 1652781 at http://aviationweek.com