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News Archive / Tagged: Commercial Space

  • Blue Origin returns to flight with New Shepard launch

    Lloyd CampbellDecember 12th, 2017

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ up-and-coming space launch company Blue Origin sent the latest version of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital rocket today (December 12). Liftoff occurred around midday EST from the firm's launch facility outside of Van Horn, Texas.

  • Space sector stable but still dwarfed by the aviation sector: AIA Vice President

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 30th, 2017

    The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), a trade association representing leading aerospace and defense (A&D) companies in the U.S., has recently published its report entitled “2017 Facts & Figures”, which reveals key numbers about A&D industry’s economic impact. Among other things, the summary highlights the condition of the space systems sector as part of the A&D industry.

  • Rocket Lab acquires additional funding for further development of new launch system

    Lloyd CampbellMarch 26th, 2017

    Rocket Lab recently secured $75 million in additional funding from a group of investors including Data Collective, Promus Ventures, and another investor whose name was not announced. The additional funding brings their total funds, to date, up to $145 million.