Tag: rocket

  • Virgin Orbit Has Another Successful Launch

    Mojave-based space launch provider Virgin Orbit successfully launched a new batch of satellites into space, using its unique rocket-launched-from-a-747 system. Virgin Orbit said it launched 7 customer satellites on its mission on Thursday, using its La…

  • Virgin Orbit In Partnership With Intelligence Firm

    Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit, which is developing satellite launch systems, says it has partnered with signals intelligence provider Horizon Technologies. Financial details of the deal were not announced, however, Virgin Orbit said it will become Hori…

  • Rocket Lab Shows Off Neutron Rocket

    Long Beach-based rocket developer Rocket Lab showed off details of its new Neutron Rocket on Thursday, saying its new, larger is designed to put up as much as 15,000 kilograms to low earth orbit. The company said that, in reusable mode, the rocket will…

  • Virgin Orbit Sets Planned Board

    Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit has set the planned board of directors for the company, assuming its ongoing special purpose acquisition (SPAC) deal goes through as planned. According to Virgin Orbit, the new board of directors of the combined company, w…

  • Rocket Lab Acquires Planetary Systems Corporation

    Long Beach-based rocket launch provider Rocket Lab said late Monday that it has acquired Planetary Systems Corporation (PSC), a Maryland-based company developing spacecraft separation systems. According to Rocket Lab, it will pay $42M in cash and 1,720…

  • Virgin Galactic Cleared After Air Traffic Control Snafu

    Virgin Galactic, the space flight and tourism company led by Virgin Galactic, has been cleared to fly again following an FAA inquiry into the company’s re-entry from space in July. Virgin Galactic had been under investigation for diverging from its air…

  • SpaceX Plans First Billionaire Space Tourism Launch Today

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning its first ever, all-civilian space launch today, saying it is targeting a five hour launch window opening at 8:02 p.m. EDT. The company said it the “Inspiration4” mission will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket an…

  • Firefly Aerospace Rocket Explodes After Vandenberg Launch

    Space flight company Firefly Aerospace had a dramatic end to its first test flight of its rocket last week at Vandenberg Air Force Base, after its vehicle tumbled out of control two minutes, 30 seconds after launch. The company said last week that it r…

  • Virgin Orbit To Go Public Through SPAC

    Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit, the satellite launch technology company which is related to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tourism business, says it will become a publicly traded company through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)….

  • Virgin Galactic Starts Selling Seats To Space

    Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company headed by Sir Richard Branson, started selling seats to space again, after successfully launching Branson and a number of others in its first fully crewed spaceflight. The company–which developed its vehicles…