Space flight news stories
Virgin Galactic relocates SpaceShipTwo, moves closer to commercialisation
“Today marks another step closer: We will have a genuine Space Valley in Southern New Mexico, a hotbed of innovation and achievement and space tourism development."
Boeing backs Virgin Galactic's missions to space
Boeing is throwing its weight – and its wallet – behind Sir Richard Branson’s spaceflight company Virgin Galactic.
US 'Space Fence' tracked satellite breakup debris in real time
While this was all a test run and the Space Fence is not currently operational, it does show that its surveillance is able to observe these events unfolding at different altitudes in real time.
NZ-Dutch startup to send $3.35 million into space
Investors will soon be sending $3.35 million into space – and helping Kiwi-Dutch startup Dawn Aerospace to make it happen.
These were the voyages of the Kepler space telescope
After nine years exploring deep space, NASA's spacecraft and telescope will now be another piece of historical space junk.
Exclusive: Kacific makes a bid for the APAC satellite broadband market
"As the region progresses to 5G, traditional telecommunications networks will need to be innovative in how they meet the immense demand for bandwidth."
It's business time, Rocket Lab prepares for its first commercial launch
The mission includes manifested payloads for Spire Global and GeoOptics.
Rocket Lab’s test flight reaches orbit and deploys payloads
Rocket Lab currently has five Electron vehicles in production, with the next launch expected to take place in early 2018.
Rocket Lab announces second test launch window on Mahia Peninsula
Still Testing is the second of three test launches planned from Launch Complex 1 ahead of commercial operations.
Rocket Lab to fly Planet and Spire satellites on second test flight
“Carrying a test payload marks a significant milestone for the Electron programme, enabling Rocket Lab to gather crucial data,” says CEO Peter Beck.