Virgin Orbit’s End Is The Beginning Of New Space’s Next Phase

By Michael Bruno May 26, 2023
Like a shooting star, Virgin Orbit’s quick flare-up and steady diminution punctuates new space’s financial struggles.
Commercial Space

Virgin Orbit To Close After Assets Divided Among Four Bankruptcy Bidders

By Michael Bruno May 24, 2023
Virgin Orbit will close after its assets were bought by four bankruptcy bidders including Rocket Lab and Stratolaunch.
Commercial Space

First Take, May 22, 2023

By Graham Warwick May 19, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

Stratolaunch Talon Separation Test Paves Way For Hypersonic Flight

By Guy Norris May 13, 2023
Hypersonic test developer Stratolaunch successfully completed a key separation test of its Talon vehicle from the Roc carrier aircraft May 13.

Stratolaunch Resets Test Plan Around Mojave Runway Closure

By Guy Norris May 03, 2023
Stratolaunch is targeting a key separation test of its Talon hypersonic test vehicle before the end of May.
Missile Defense & Weapons

NASA Picks Proposals For Deep Space Exploration Tech

By Mark Carreau Apr 26, 2023
Operating under unfunded Space Act Agreements, the companies will work for periods of 12 to 24 months.

Stratolaunch Sets Up For Talon Drop Test

By Guy Norris Apr 05, 2023
The 5-hr., 1-min. flight was the 10th of the Roc carrier aircraft and the third captive carry flight of the drop test Talon-A vehicle, TA-0.
Aircraft & Propulsion