Spaceflight Operations in the New Mexico, Virgin Galactic Released New Updates 

Jonathan Firth, the Executive Vice President of the Virgin Galactic, had spoken to the MVEDA members regarding the latest operation of the spaceflight tourism company. MVEDA stands for Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance. The Executive Vice President said that the spaceflight tourism company got frequently interrogated about the activities d does in the New Mexico.  […]

Discussion on decommissioned American ICBMs started

Discussion on new idea for retired ICBMs will not be finished in first half of 2016. After Gen. John Hyten announcement given on 32nd Space Symposium (11-14 April 2016) about his idea of utilizing engines from retired ICBMs for commercial purposes like small launch vehicles, it was clear that it is not easy case and way to American Rokot will be […]

XS-1 program enters in next phase

XS-1 project is under development by by three contractors along with their partners: Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems chosen by DARPA. On April 7, 2016, it is entering in next phase. XS-1 program of new unmanned spaceplane was started in 2013 as alternative launch vehicle for military purposes. At the beginning following companies joined […]

Cosmic Girl with new make-up – Virgin Galactic starts modification of their motherplane

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic still are going strong with simultanously developing touristic and cargo launch vehicles. Virgin Galactic continues developing not only own space touristic program, but puts stress also on their commercial launch service project. After presentation of SpaceShipOne on 19 February 2016 (You can read more here), the time has come for […]

Jeff Bezos announced first commercial flights of New Shepard for 2018

Blue Origin started to lose its mysterious aura and for the first time invited journalists for press conference and tour in their headquarters and development facility in Kent, Washington. New facts about future plans of Blue Origin were unveiled by Jeff Bezos himself. Blue Origin is again in the forehead of the something what could […]

Virgin Galactic reveals lifting vehicle for LauncherOne

New Virgin launch vehicle designed as air launched two stage rocket called LauncherOne acquired its conveyance – Boeing 747 called Cosmic Girl. It seems that Pegasus rocket will get competitor on the market of air launched rockets. Virgin Galactic announced about choosing designated lifting plane for their new LauncherOne rocket operating similar to Orbital ATK Pegasus. […]

DARPA ideas for stealth launches – ALASA confirmed for 2016

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is still in schedule with Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA).  After failure of Super Strypi, one of DARPA programs for high mobility launching system for small and micro satellites, Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) is still waiting for first launches in 2016. Idea of airborne launch system is positively […]