NewSpace News

NewSpace News #122 – July 2015

June 30, 2015

OneWeb Ltd. & Airbus Defense announced a partnership ● UrTheCast announced plans to acquire Elecnor Deimos’ Earth Observation ● XCOR has selected Matrix Composites Inc. to construct the chine panels for their Lynx spacecraft ● BlackSky Global plans to image 95% of the globe in high resolution

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NewSpace News #121 – June 2015

June 2, 2015

NASA Awards 1st Crewed Flight Orders to Boeing ● SpaceX completed a pad abort test this month for its crew Dragon capsule ● One step closer to flying, XCOR has announced that have they bonded the Lynx Mark I strakes with the Lynx fuselage ● Virgin Galactic announced a series of updates on the second SpaceShipTwo

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NewSpace News #120 – May 2015

May 2, 2015

Blue Origin successfully flight tests New Shepard space vehicle ● SpaceX again attempts to land primary booster on a floating barge ● Planet Labs closed its Series C raising $11MM, bringing total to #183MM ● 3-D printing matures into good option for manufacturing rocket engines ● U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory confirmed feasibility of Reaction Engines’ Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) engine cycle

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NewSpace News #119 – April 2015

April 2, 2015

Former Kymeta CEO Vern Fotheringham resigned from his work with mTenna satcom antennas and took over Leosat’s satellite constellation project ● Lockheed Martin & Sierra Nevada Corporation released design details on their proposals to NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 ● Rocket Lab has completed a round of Series B financing ● Virgin Galactic opened its Long Beach facility

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NewSpace News #118 – March 2015

March 4, 2015

Dragon Has Landed  SpaceX’s 5th Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-5) has successfully concluded with thesplashdown of the Dragon capsule on February 10. The vehicle has returned with about two tons of cargo and scientific samples, including some of the first 3D-printed in space, courtesy of Made In Space. Within 24 hours, SpaceX was ready to […]

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NewSpace News #117 – February 2015

February 1, 2015

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop To start things off this month, SpaceX delivered another round of goods to the ISS and very nearly succeeded in propulsively landing their reusable Falcon booster stage on an autonomous landing pad in the middle of the ocean [crash clip]. In preparation for future landings, a draft environmental assessment has also […]

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NewSpace News #116 – January 2015

January 8, 2015

India Closer To Manned Flight Currently, only 3 nations have the capability to send humans to space, and now India is a step closer to joining the ranks of space elites. India has successfully tested its new Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (GSLV-3) and its 3-person crew capsule prototype. The flight was suborbital, and […]

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NewSpace News #115 – Top Ten of 2014

January 1, 2015

  The SmallSat Revolution It has been an expansive year for the small satellite industry. Planet Labs led the way, raising $52 million early in the year and launching their first flock of nanosats from the ISS. Planet Labs has since announced over 100 smallsats in the next 12 months, and they promptly earned that […]

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NewSpace News #114 – December 2014

December 13, 2014

Planet Labs Demonstrates Agility Planet Labs has rebounded quickly after the loss of 26 satellites in the Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket mishap in October. In the 9 days that followed, they have built, tested, secured launch slots, and delivered 2 satellites to Houston to be integrated on SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS-5) to the ISS, […]

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NewSpace News #113 – November 2014

November 12, 2014

Dear Loyal NSN Readers, The past week has been one difficult to swallow. Our hearts especially go out to the families and friends of the Scaled Composites test pilots. As fans and participants of the NewSpace and commercial spacemovement who really want to see this happen, it has been heart wrenching, and we can only imagine how trying […]

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