Commercial Space

Apr 19, 2021
The nation needs to declassify technology, rely on private industry and compete for routine space missions.
Apr 15, 2021
Startup ABL’s launcher is well-sized for Lockheed’s new satellite bus.
Apr 12, 2021
Do SPACs herald a brave new world for space dreamers or a repeat of the dot-bomb era of the early 2000s and the space flops of the 1990s?
Apr 07, 2021
The company revealed new images of the first Dream Chaser and its Shooting Star cargo module in assembly for a 2022 debut spaceflight.
Apr 01, 2021
To chart his administration’s path in space, Biden calls upon a colleague.
Apr 19, 2021
CAPE CANAVERAL—Amazon has contracted with United Launch Alliance to deliver nine batches of its Kuiper broadband satellites into low Earth orbit aboard Atlas V rockets, the companies said on April 19.
Apr 19, 2021
Startup nonprofit Carbon Mapper, Inc. is leading a coalition of commercial, state and federal government agencies and academic partners in an effort to identify and expand a global awareness of major point source emissions of carbon dioxide and methane in order to lessen their contribution to climate change.
Apr 16, 2021
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has cleared the way for Inmarsat to continue operating its European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight connectivity system.
Apr 15, 2021
The owners of aerospace and defense group Sierra Nevada are creating an independent company to take over the former’s space business, to be called Sierra Space, which will sell to the burgeoning low-Earth-orbit and Moon commercial space markets.
Apr 14, 2021
Astranis, a startup aiming to provide lower-cost broadband service from geostationary orbit, has announced $250 million in new financing.
Apr 14, 2021
Orbital Sidekick, a San Francisco-based startup aiming to offer satellite-based hyperspectral imaging and data analytics for the energy sector and others, has wrapped up a $16 million series A investment round, as expected.
Apr 13, 2021
The second Mission Extension Vehicle, MEV-2, autonomously docked with the Intelsat 10-02 satellite on April 12 in its operational GEO location at 1 deg. West longitude.
Apr 09, 2021
Former NASA astronaut and U S. Air Force test pilot Jack Fischer has joined with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) to provide the emerging Houston Spaceport with TexSpace, a future nonprofit focused on facilitating innovation within the space enterprise.