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NASA’s Space Launch System makes inaugural journey in historic launch

After years of preparation and two false starts, NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System has finally taken off and entered orbit. It’s a big win for the space agency — even as it assigns t

NASA taps SpaceX for second crewed Starship demonstration mission to the moon

NASA tapped SpaceX to provide a second crewed demonstration landing on the moon as part of its Artemis lunar exploration program, a huge win for SpaceX and a possible gesture at improving the relative

Third time’s the charm? NASA will attempt to launch its mega moon rocket early tomorrow morning

NASA is set to launch the Artemis I mission on November 16, with agency officials saying they were prepared to accept the risks from minor damage the launch system incurred from Hurricane Nicole last

Max Q: Join us!

In this issue: Layoffs come to Astra; News from NASA, Starlink and more

SpaceX, Relativity and others urge FCC to stay in its lane

Major space companies, including SpaceX and Relativity, are urging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stick to its purview — spectrum usage — as it looks to potentially up

Astra lays off 16% after nearly tripling workforce in the last year

Astra, a rocket startup that went public last year, told investors Tuesday it laid off 16% of its workforce as part of a wider strategy to increase shrinking financial runway and decrease expenses. Th

Skyroot wants to kickstart private spaceflight in India with first rocket launch next week

Spaceflight startup Skyroot wants to make history by launching India’s first privately developed rocket, and it’s aiming to do so as early as next week. The company said Tuesday that the first lau

Max Q: Ocean splashdown

Rocket Lab's helicopter catch attempt ends in ocean splashdown; ispace wants to stake its claim to the moon; news from the FCC, Constellr and more

Watch Rocket Lab attempt a mid-air Electron rocket booster recovery live

Update: After a nominal launch and payload deployment, Rocket Lab was unable to attempt a mid-air catch with the helicopter. Instead, the company will recover the booster from the ocean when it splas

Rocket Lab will attempt to catch an Electron rocket booster with a helicopter again

Rocket Lab is gearing up for a second attempt to catch a rocket booster mid-air using a helicopter, a technique the company is hoping to perfect after a partially successful recovery earlier this year

Lockheed Martin increases its bet on satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital with $100 million investment

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is deepening its investment in satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital with a $100 million investment and a cooperation agreement for the development and sale of smallsat

ispace wants to stake its claim to the moon with November launch

Tokyo-based startup ispace’s lunar ambitions will soon be put to the test, as the company gears up for its first launch at the end of this month. The startup will attempt to send its “Hakuto-R”

Max Q: Halloween special

Happy Halloween folks. Hope you're having a very spooky day. By the way... We are counting down to TC's Space event in December!

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon Heavy for the first time in three years

Thousands will be gathering on Florida’s Space Coast tomorrow to watch SpaceX launch the massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time since 2019. The launch is scheduled for no earlier than 9:44 A

NASA’s Psyche mission to a metal-rich asteroid is back on the books for October 2023

NASA said Friday that its Psyche mission (named after the asteroid the mission is targeting) has been rescheduled to October next year. The news comes just a few months after the agency announced that

Apex Space takes on satellite bus ‘bottleneck’ with seed round led by a16z

Apex Space, a startup that aims to transform satellite bus manufacturing, emerged from stealth Monday with a $7.5 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The Los Angeles-based company has set i

Max Q: The ghost in the machine

In this issue: Kayhan Space presents at Disrupt; Report: Investment in space battered by high interest rates, inflation; News from SpaceX, Orbex and more

Investment in space continues to drop, but some sectors more resilient than others, report finds

Private investment in space continues to be battered by larger macro-economic trends, like high interest rates and inflation, but not all sectors of the space industry are affected equally, a new repo

UK launch startup Orbex closes fresh funding in push to first orbital launch next year

The United Kingdom is known for many things, but rocket launches are not one of them. Spaceflight startup Orbex is part of a slew of U.K.-based companies hoping to change that by bringing vertical lau

Max Q: Any way you spice it

Last week was one of those weeks where your head spins with the sheer amount of news/announcements/launches in the space sector.
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