Rocket Lab's Electron is set to become the first launcher made for, and for sale to, small satellite startups. The post This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites appeared first on WIRED.
Didn't SpaceX already figure out this whole reusable rocket thing? Not when it comes to massive, fuel-gobbling payloads. The post Watch SpaceX Sacrifice a Falcon 9 in the Name of Better Internet appeared first on WIRED.
*Cough cough* spy satellite *cough cough.* The post SpaceX Launches a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds appeared first on WIRED.
Roscosmos is helping upstart space programs achieve lift off, partly because they want to turn them into customers. The post Russia’s Quest to Build a Space Empire—or Go Broke Trying appeared first on WIRED.
This is the first time SpaceX—or any commercial space company—has attempted to reuse a rocket to send something into orbit. The post Watch SpaceX Launch Its First Truly Reusable Rocket appeared first on WIRED.
Most of the time, if you want to send a serious satellite to space, you commission a one-off instrument. But this company is creating a universal prototype. The post Upending the Space Biz With Satellites for You and You and You appeared first on WIRED.
The mission will use two of SpaceX's long-awaited technologies: a crew-rated capsule, the Crew Dragon, and the high-powered Falcon Heavy rocket. The post SpaceX Plans to Launch Humans Around the Moon in 2018 appeared first on WIRED.
SpaceX's mishaps and ULA's layoffs signal that the commercial launch market is getting way more competitive. The post More Money, More Problems for the Commercial Space Launch Biz appeared first on WIRED.
It sometimes rains in Southern California. When the rain stops, rockets can launch. The post With Clear Skies Ahead, SpaceX Eyes a Saturday Launch appeared first on WIRED.
In 2016, Luxembourg began taking steps toward dominating the asteroid mining industry, and so potentially the flow of cash and commodities beyond Earth. The post Luxembourg's Bid to Become the Silicon Valley of Space Mining appeared first on WIRED.