Launches like the first Starship test are successful failures that will help SpaceX reach its eventual goal of sending astronauts to Mars.
Private Space Industry
Virgin Orbit’s outlook appears bleak. But space companies have proved remarkably resilient in the past and can come back from the brink.
The extreme velocities and temperatures the vehicle must endure present a major challenge to engineers and makes reentry the most perilous part of a mission.
To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude, and inclination, and it must do it at the correct time.
The private Chinese space firm iSpace sent two satellites into space last week.
New Delhi has established a new government body to exploit the commercial usage of ISRO products.
The Chinese government wants local private companies to follow export laws and obtain permission before embarking on new space projects.
Indian companies are looking to get a piece of the action in the $300 billion global space industry.
This company owned by billionaire Elon Musk plans to put humans on Mars.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has had a topsy-turvy ride into the world of space tourism.