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A Chinese SpaceX? Aerospace industry eyes commercial market

While much attention has been given to the success of China’s government-sponsored space programme, the Chinese space industry is now unveiling ambitious plans to expand into the commercial market, providing services ranging from low-cost satellite launches to Earth imaging and telecommunications for commercial users. 668 more words


Blue Origin unveils 'New Glenn' orbital rocket

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is providing a sneak preview of the “New Glenn” rocket for orbital launches, which his Blue Origin space venture has been working on for four years already. 141 more words


Commercial spaceflight group sets new course

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation set the stage for new leadership as well as new initiatives during its meeting in Seattle this week, says the industry group’s president. 153 more words


Second SpaceShipTwo gets off the ground

Virgin Galactic sent its second SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, VSS Unity, into the air for the first time today – tucked securely beneath its WhiteKnightTwo mothership for the entire three-hour-plus flight. 119 more words


Next test should destroy Blue Origin's booster

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has flown the same rocket booster to outer space and back four times… 189 more words


Facebook founder bummed over satellite loss

Today’s loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and its satellite payload was a bummer for Facebook billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg as well as for SpaceX billionaire founder Elon Musk. 119 more words