The engine is intended to be flown at least 50 times, but no more than three years are allowed for development.
Among many Chinese private space companies, a launcher-maker is getting propulsion from a private engine company.
The 164-ft. steel Starship Mark 1 is readied for atmospheric testing.
With Orion’s service module development, Europe nurtures crewed flight skills.
AW139 has changed the fortunes of Leonardo’s helicopter business and generated a family of products.
The spacecraft that will provide power, propulsion and life support for the Orion capsule is slated to leave Airbus’ factory in late October.
In its first version, Landspace’s main launcher will hurl 4 metric tons to LEO and fly in 2020. The maximum version will have a 32-metric-ton payload.
The new on-site assembly process at the Ariane 6 launchpad is intended to trim costs by 40%.
To be located in New Zealand, orbit-debris-mapping startup LeoLab’s latest ground radar will track objects down to 2 cm in size.
Iconoclastic SpaceX CEO wants to scrap successful Falcon rocket line to fund Mars dream
SpaceX planning to scrap its successful Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule in high-stakes quest to expand humankind to Mars.