Commercial Space

By Garrett Reim
Aalto HAPS has purchased Ampirus Technologies’ 450 Wh/kg SiMaxx lithium-ion cells for its stratospheric Zephyr UAV.
Commercial Space

By Irene Klotz
The second of two Blue Origin BE-4 engines has arrived at United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Decatur, Alabama, factory for installation on a Vulcan rocket.
Commercial Space

By Guy Norris
Targeting a wider role in low Earth orbit and beyond, the company has rolled out a novel, deployable decelerator system, among other fast-tracked projects.
Commercial Space

By Irene Klotz
What began as an operational ballistic missile evolved into one of the most successful and storied space launch vehicles.
Space

By Irene Klotz, Mark Carreau
The agency seeks cheaper options for retrieving samples collected by the Perseverance rover.
Space

By Garrett Reim
Startup Inversion plans to launch Ray, its reentry capsule technology demonstrator, on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Transporter-12 rideshare mission.
Commercial Space

By Tony Osborne
Spanish startup reveals capsule for near-space tourism ahead of commercial flights in 2026.
Commercial Space

By Irene Klotz
Boeing’s first crewed CST-100 Starliner capsule was rolled out to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral SFS on April 16.
Commercial Space

By Garrett Reim
The small rover would travel to the Moon aboard the company’s Resilience lunar lander as part of the Hakuto-R Mission 2.
Commercial Space

By Matthew Fulco
The bulk of the investment went to more mature companies, especially late-stage startups.
Commercial Space

By Garrett Reim
The spacecraft, which launched in February, is attempting to demonstrate autonomous rendezvous and proximity operations capabilities.
Commercial Space

By Garrett Reim
The company plans to start launching the spacecraft for customers in 2026, with a prototype of the satellite to launch in 2025.
Space Symposium

By Irene Klotz
Rocket Lab and its partner, True Anomaly, will conduct rendezvous and proximity operations as part of the demonstration.
Space Symposium

By Guy Norris
Starlab, which is designed to house a crew of four, is designed to reach initial operational capability with just one launch.
Space Symposium

By Guy Norris
Seven engines will power the first stage of Nova, which is designed to return to the launch site or land downrange.
Space Symposium

By Tony Osborne
Spanish near-space tourism company Halo Space has unveiled the design of the balloon capsule it plans to use to take passengers on stratospheric flights.
Space

Aviation Week senior editor Guy Norris speaks with Erik Daehler, Vice President of Orbital Systems and Services for the Sierra Space Corporation.
Space Symposium

By Garrett Reim
Max Space sees its inflatable structures as useful for building orbiting space stations in Earth orbit, but habitats in cislunar space, on the Moon and Mars.
Space Symposium

By Irene Klotz
The recovery is a milestone in the company’s efforts to step up its launch cadence by reusing first-stage boosters.
Space Symposium

By Garrett Reim
Vast plans to integrate SpaceX’s Starlink laser communication system into its commercial space station, Haven-1, scheduled for launch in 2025.
Space Symposium

By Garrett Reim
Lower launch costs—driven by SpaceX’s partially reusable Falcon 9—are driving down the cost of building, launching and operating satellites in space.
Space Symposium

By Irene Klotz
The U.S. military was ULA's primary customer for the booster, purchasing 12 of its 16 flights.
Space Symposium

By Mark Carreau
The effort is based on the prospect that lunar resources can be mined and processed into construction materials at a lower cost than launching them from Earth.
Commercial Space

Aviation Week Network Staff
The flight of a Russian Angara A5 heavy-lift rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome was automatically aborted 2 min. before the planned 5:00 a.m. EDT April 9 liftoff.
Space Symposium

By Garrett Reim
As part of a demonstration, Astrobotic will use an AI-enabled software program to control and monitor its CubeRover lunar rover on its upcoming Moon mission.
Space Symposium