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SpaceX can’t test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down

(Source: techcrunch.com)

SpaceX is impacted by the ongoing U.S. Government shutdown – which is bad news both for its pending Falcon Heavy test flight, as well as for its other missions, which include imminent ISS resupply and commercial satellite launches. 246 more words


Rocket hits Turkish camp near Syrian border, kills two, wounds 12

REUTERS | Published — Monday 22 January 2018

A Turkish girl leans out of a car window to have a look as Turkish army tanks and soldiers gather close to the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province on Jan. 119 more words

Space is open for business: NZ start-up successfully launches rocket

New Zealand has trumped Australia in the space race, with a spaceflight start-up successfully launching a rocket from its own launch pad on the North Island. 19 more words


Low cost to low orbit

The options for getting satellites into orbit has grown significantly in the last couple of years with an increasing number of players in the space launch market. 910 more words


The Zuma failure has emboldened critics of SpaceX

(Source: arstechnica.com)

The space community has not learned much about the apparent loss of the Zuma payload launched by SpaceX on January 7, but the mystery has had one clear aftereffect: critics of SpaceX, including several far-right publications, have weaponized the failure of a national security satellite in their continued stream of attacks on the company. 770 more words


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Russia now looking to sell its prized rocket engines to China

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Ever since the Crimean crisis in 2014—precipitated by Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian-held peninsula—Congress has increased pressure on the US aerospace industry to end its use of Russian-made rocket engines. 303 more words