With updates and fixes in place, Boeing is targeting first Starliner flight within two months, while SpaceX aims for flight carrying crew to ISS by year-end.
WhiteKnightTwo performs simulated space launch flight profiles over New Mexico as Virgin Galactic gears up for tests and operations from Spaceport America.
Test schedules now look certain to push first SLS launch for the Artemis 1 mission from next year into 2021.
What the latest acquisitions by Boeing and Lockheed, and a possible sale by Maxar, tell us about the future of LEO, smallsats and geosats.
Already, the FCC has approved the deployment of 5,264 small satellites from four companies to provide broadband communications services from Earth orbit.