Commercial Space

Nov 22, 2021
Astroscale’s docking port; Synthetic avgas; Kinetic launch; Next-gen gyroplane; Blood delivery by UAS.
Nov 19, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Nov 19, 2021
Test adds more than 1,500 pieces of trackable orbital debris.
Nov 17, 2021
Two satellite giants are joining forces to further strengthen their position in airline connectivity, but also to exploit space augmentation of terrestrial 5G and communications for unmanned aerial vehicles, air taxis and delivery drones.
Nov 11, 2021
Why satcom providers Viasat and Inmarsat are combining to expand service offerings and meet rising competition in the sector.
Nov 25, 2021
“This latest round of funding will dramatically accelerate our ability to make on-orbit servicing routine by 2030,” Astroscale founder and CEO Nobu Okada said.
Nov 23, 2021
The eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, the first American to venture into space, will fly on the Blue Origin suborbital spacecraft named after her father, the company said on Nov. 23.
Nov 23, 2021
Astra Space, a California-based startup staking a claim in the burgeoning small-satellite launch business, completed a successful flight test of its Rocket 3.1 booster on Nov. 20, a mission backed by the U.S. Space Force.
Nov 23, 2021
Voyager Space, a private equity-backed holding company of new-space upstarts such as Nanoracks, announced Nov. 22 it has acquired a majority stake in Space Micro, a satellite communications specialist for NASA and the U.S. military.
Nov 21, 2021
Northrop Grumman’s 16th NASA-contracted Cygnus resupply mission capsule departed the International Space Station on Nov. 20, ending a stay of just more than three months and setting up an experiment intended to improve the modeling of spacecraft thermal protection systems.
Nov 19, 2021
Sierra Space’s expansive goal of developing a space transport and habitation ecosystem has received a major boost with the successful raising of a $1.4 billion Series A capital investment.
Nov 18, 2021
SpaceX plans about a dozen flights of its super heavy-lift, reusable Starship launch system in 2022, beginning with an orbital flight test in January or February.
Nov 18, 2021
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket deployed a pair of Earth-observation satellites into orbit for BlackSky on Nov. 17, a mission that also tested helicopter operations for future midair booster recoveries.