Category: Private space companies

relativity space

All about Relativity Space and news

Relativity Space will print rockets for $ 10 million – News of June 9, 2019 – Relativity Space is one of the companies developing rockets for Smallsats. Their launcher is called Terran 1. It is a little more imposing than the average launchers. It must be able to place up to a ton of low…
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starlink

Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite constellation | News

SpaceX begins to deploy its Starlink satellite constellation – News of May 28, 2019 – After OneWeb launched a first satellite cluster in February, it is SpaceX’s turn to begin deploying its satellite constellation called Starlink. The solution chosen by SpaceX uses very massive launches with 60 satellites in one Falcon 9. With an individual…
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OneWeb

OneWeb : all you need to know and news

OneWeb plans to put 2,000 satellites in orbit – News of June 6, 2019 – The satellites used by OneWeb are a little lighter than those of SpaceX, they weigh 150 kg. This satellite constellation will also be much smaller. So far, OneWeb plans to put into orbit 600 satellites and 48 rescue satellites placed…
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ispace

All about iSpace (星际荣耀) and news

Second attempt for iSpace to put a satellite in orbit – News of May 28, 2019 – In a few days, iSpace should try for the first time to put a satellite into orbit thanks to its launcher Hyperbola-1, a feat that no private Chinese company has managed so far. This first low capacity launcher…
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virgin galactic

All about Virgin Galactic and news

Virgin Galactic to move to Spaceport America – News of May 14, 2019 – Virgin Galactic will soon be offering customers a few minutes in space for the price of a home. The company has demonstrated such an inhabited flight several times in recent months. To move on to market its project, Virgin Galactic will…
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Firefly Aerospace

All about Firefly Aerospace and news

Firefly Aerospace tests its rocket engine successfully – News of May 7, 2019 – Firefly Aerospace has just successfully tested a 300-second test of its Lightning 1 engine. This will allow the company to make a first orbital flight at the end of 2019. The company’s launcher, called Firefly Alpha, is expected to be able…
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rocket lab

All about Rocket Lab and news

Rocket Lab completes second mission in 2019 – News of May 7, 2019 – Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket comes to perform its second mission of the year. It put into orbit three satellites for the US Army. If all goes well, the private company could make six more shots in 2019. In addition, Rocket Lab…
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landspace

All about LandSpace (蓝箭) and news

LandSpace unveils methane engine that will allow it to reach orbit – News of May 7, 2019 – LandSpace was not demotivated after the failure of its first orbital attempt last year. On the contrary, the Chinese company has more ambitions. LandSpace is now working on a medium-capacity methane-powered launcher, and it’s moving fast. Photos…
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linkspace

All about LinkSpace and news

LinkSpace continues testing its reusable launcher – News of May 7, 2019 – LinkSpace multiplies the atmospheric flights of its reusable launcher demonstrator in the manner of SpaceX. On April 19, the launcher reached 40 meters of altitude. The young company now wants to reach 1 kilometer in the second half of 2019. These tests…
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PLD Space

All about PLD Space and news

PLD Space passes a new test – News of May 7, 2019 – PLD Space has just passed a parachute descent test for its reusable MIURA 5 launcher. PLD Space partners with RUAG Space – News of November 4, 2018 – PLD Space is one of the European companies wishing to gain a foothold in…
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chinese private space companies

All about the Chinese private space sector (Chinese New Space) and news

The Chinese New Space is more and more supervised – News of April 28, 2019 – On Wednesday, April 24, China celebrated its fourth space day. This celebration has become annual throughout the country. This has been an opportunity to announce a new legal framework for Chinese New Space companies, which are more than 100.…
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ArianeWorks

All about ArianeWorks and news

ArianeWorks is in charge of imagining the Ariane launchers of the future – News of April 23, 2019 – Europe seems already well engaged on the after Ariane 6. At the end of February, we learned the creation of ArianeWorks, a small structure which should allow to accelerate certain developments, a little like a start-up…
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spaceil

All about SpaceIL and news

The SpaceIL’s spacecraft crashed on the Moon – News of April 14, 2019 – Thursday night, after a week spent in orbit, the Israeli spacecraft began its descent to the region named The Sea of Serenity. At first, everything seemed to be OK. Beresheet activated its main thruster to reduce its altitude. A little later,…
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new space companies

New Space : all you need to know and news

New Space continues to attract investment – News of February 5th, 2019 – In 2018, New Space startups continued to appeal to investors by getting $ 3 billion around the globe. This represents an increase of almost 30% compared to 2017. More than half of this money has been invested in companies that develop launchers…
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spacex

SpaceX latest news

SpaceX will fire 10% of its employees – News of January 15, 2019 – SpaceX announced last week that 10% of its employees will be fired. We do not know if this is because of financial difficulties or if it is a desire to optimize the resources of the company. In any case, it reminds…
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spacety

All about Spacety and news

Spacety could build 100 satellites in 2020 – News of January 11, 2019 – Spacety is a Chinese micro-satellite manufacturer established in 2016. The company manufactures satellites for universities or other start-ups in China. Satellites manufactured by Spacety were for example embarked as a secondary payload during the launch of the Franco-Chinese satellite CFOSAT (Chinese-French…
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satellite constellations

COMSAT : all you need to know and news

COMSAT wants to launch a new satellite mega-constellation – News of January 11, 2019 – COMSAT is another company that wants to deploy a satellite mega-constellation. It aims to observe the Earth for industrial and logistic applications. A first plan aims to put into orbit 60 satellites. COMSAT hopes to quickly increase that number to…
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laserfleet

LaserFleet : all you need to know and news

LaserFleet wants to launch a satellite mega-constellation – News of January 11, 2019 – LaserFleet wants to put into orbit a constellation of several hundred telecommunications satellites. These satellites would communicate by laser to provide data to aircraft in flight, to other satellites or for ground applications. LaserFleet’s goal is to provide faster and cheaper…
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copenhagen suborbitals

All about Copenhagen Suborbitals and news

The non-profit organization Copenhagen Suborbitals wants to send a man into space – News of November 4, 2018 – Space has long been reserved for governments. The private space sector is in turn booming, and the democratization of launch technologies could allow new types of actors to gain access to space. Copenhagen Suborbitals is a…
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moon express

All about Moon Express and news

Zoom on the history and the lunar ambitions of Moon Express – News of October 4, 2018 – Moon Express wants to make money by sending payloads to the Moon and collecting lunar samples When we look at NASA’s lunar exploration program, we note that it gives an important place to the private companies of…
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made in space

All about the company Made In Space and news

Made In Space wants to print space stations in orbit – News of June 20, 2017 – The construction of the International Space Station (ISS) has been a huge technological challenge requiring decades of effort and participation from many countries. It was necessary to bring the different parts of the station one by one for…
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Iridium Next

Iridium Next : all you need to know and news

SpaceX continues to put satellites of the Iridium Next constellation into orbit – News of April 3, 2018 – If we look at the work done by Iridium Next and SpaceX, we could say that satellite constellations are already being put in place. In just over a year, the partnership between the two companies has…
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