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Vector Space aims to expand launch ranges with minimal infrastructure pads


Vector Space Systems, a startup small satellite launch service, is hoping to revolutionize the launch market not just through a dramatic reduction in cost for launch operations for…

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Vector Space completes first test flight, aims for small sat market expansion


Vector Space has conducted a crucial test of their Vector-R rocket that the company hopes will expand the small satellite launch market via small-scale launchers.  As SpaceX has…

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Virgin Galactic unveils Cosmic Girl, dedicated LauncherOne aircraft


Virgin Galactic – part of the Virgin corporation headed by Sir Richard Branson – has unveiled their new LauncherOne system’s dedicated aircraft at the company’s facility in San…

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NTSB SpaceShipTwo findings will serve to strengthen our resolve – Branson


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has provided details into the probable cause of the SpaceShipTwo failure during last year’s test flight. The investigation found co-pilot error and…

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo fails during test flight


One pilot has died and another seriously injured during a test flight failure of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on Friday. The much-delayed suborbital space tourism vehicle suffered a catastrophic…

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From Shuttle to SS2 – Sturckow joins Virgin Galactic


Space Shuttle veteran Frederick “CJ” Sturckow has joined Virgin Galactic’s commercial flight team. The retired U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel has been joined by retired U.S. Air Force…

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First powered flight success for SpaceShipTwo


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) finally conducted its debut powered flight on Monday, paving the way towards its space tourism aspirations. The historic milestone was conducted high over the…

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Asteroid close pass highlights need to investigate NEAs via NASA missions


Following 2012 DA14’s close pass to Earth on Friday, asteroids once again found their way into the general public’s consciousness. 2012 DA14 was not – as Hollywood movies…

Branson to announce spaceport


Virgin Galactic owner Sir Richard Branson will announce next week that he has agreed a deal to build a spaceport in New Mexico for his commerical space flights….

Discovery lands in text book style


“Discovery Wheel Stop,” said Commander Eileen Collins on the successful return to Earth in a text book landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. STS-114 came to an…