Commercial Space

Aug 02, 2021
Key research module finally reaches station, then tries to depart.
Jul 23, 2021
Unity-22 and New Shepard-16 open a new chapter in human spaceflight.
Jul 23, 2021
Pioneering aviator was evaluated for spaceflight in the 1960s.
Jul 15, 2021
Flight test paves a path toward commercial passenger service.
Jul 12, 2021
A timeline of events leading to the first fully crewed rocket-powered flight test, which Virgin Galactic calls the beginning of a new space age.
Aug 02, 2021
China private rocket company Deep Blue Aerospace has successfully conducted the country’s first vertical takeoff/vertical landing trial of the Nebula-M reusable rocket after a series of ignition tests in late July.
Aug 02, 2021
Arianespace returned its workhorse Ariane 5 into service on July 30, clearing the way for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) towards the end of the year.
Jul 30, 2021
At least 12 significant cyber security incidents affecting the aerospace industry have been made public since the start of the year.
Jul 29, 2021
With the successful launch of an experimental cubesat for the U.S. Space Force, Rocket Lab returned its Electron small satellite launcher into commercial service on July 29, with about six more missions on its manifest for the year.
Jul 28, 2021
Rocket Lab intends to return its Electron small satellite launcher into commercial service as early as July 29 following an accident two months ago.
Jul 28, 2021
German satellite launch startup Isar Aerospace has secured $75 million from investors which include Porsche, the majority owner of the Volkswagen automobile company.
Jul 22, 2021
The same day Blue Origin made its first human spaceflight, sending four passengers into suborbital space, the Federal Aviation Administration issued new FAA Commercial Space Astronaut Wings eligibility requirements.
Jul 20, 2021
Korean Air and Seoul National University have been commissioned by the Republic of Korea Air Force to explore using the Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft for an air launch system, similar to Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne.