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VIRGIN GALACTIC PROMOTES MIKE MOSES TO PRESIDENT

Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael P. Moses to President. Moses, who joined Virgin Galactic in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, will now oversee Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight program, reporting directly to […]

WORLD VIEW WINS TWO MAJOR NASA FLIGHT CONTRACTS

World View has been awarded two major NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) contracts to conduct Stratollite flights in 2016 and 2017. World View has an open and ongoing contract with NASA to fly payloads for the agency and its researchers, and these two awards add to the growing list of work the company has already […]

NANORACKS SUPPORTS PAYLOAD INTEGRATION ON NEW SHEPARD SPACE VEHICLE

NanoRacks has successfully manifested and integrated the Company’s first payload on a Blue Origin flight – the fourth launch and landing of the same New Shepard space vehicle on June 19, 2016. The NanoRacks team is excited about this key milestone, and looks forward to bringing the same customer diversity we enjoy on the International […]

SPACEPLANE PROGRAM LOOKS TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE EFFORT TO ENABLE NEXT-GENERATION SPACE LAUNCH

In an era of declining budgets and adversaries’ evolving capabilities, quick, affordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for both national and economic security. Current satellite launch systems, however, require scheduling years in advance for an extremely limited inventory of available slots. Moreover, launches often cost hundreds of millions of dollars each, due […]

ROCKET LAB PROPOSES WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL LAUNCH SITE

Rocket Lab announced it will be the first commercial company to build and operate an orbital launch site. The company plans to build the launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, which will be used to launch Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle designed to deliver small satellites to […]

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