Terran Orbital sues former CTO who joined call for leadership shake-up

Terran Orbital is suing its former CTO, Austin Williams, a little over a month after he and other shareholders publicly called for a change in company leadership. Williams was a co-founder of satellit

Max Q: The Thanksgiving edition

For my American readers, I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving with loved ones. In this issue: Venturi Astrolab's first moon rover mission, news from OneWeb India and more.

Venturi Astrolab’s rovers will deploy $160M worth of payloads on the moon

It turns out a NASA contract isn’t the only way to fund a mission on the moon. Lunar technology startup Venturi Astrolab announced today that its first moon rover mission will bring in over $160 mil

Starlink-rival OneWeb scores approval to launch satellite broadband services in India

OneWeb India, the local subsidiary of low-earth orbit operator Eutelsat OneWeb, has received the necessary approval from the country’s newly created space regulatory body to launch its commercia

Max Q: SpaceX’s mega-rocket for the moon and Mars goes farther than ever before

In this issue: More on Starship's second launch, news from and more

SpaceX launches Starship for the second time, going farther than ever before

SpaceX flew Starship, the most powerful rocket ever built, for the second time today – and even though both the Super Heavy booster and the Starship upper stage had to be blown up in mid-air, it was

How to watch SpaceX launch Starship for a second time live

In less than 24 hours, SpaceX will attempt to launch Starship to space for the second time. The official launch window opens at 7:00 AM CST on Saturday and lasts for just 20 minutes — and no, th

Musk: SpaceX now aiming for Saturday for Starship’s second flight test

SpaceX has officially pushed back the second orbital flight test of Starship by one day, to Saturday, CEO Elon Musk confirmed on X. Rumors about the push-back started to swirl after onsite news organi

Despite setbacks, ispace to launch second moon mission in Q4 2024

Japanese lunar technology company ispace will make its second attempt at putting a lander on the moon in the fourth quarter of 2024, just about two years after it launched its first failed mission, ex’s Orca Huntr lets you build orbital intelligence models with a scribble has already made a digital twin of the Earth, and its next play further democratizes the hitherto lofty (if you will) world of geospatial intelligence. Continuing the nautical theme, its

Go for launch: SpaceX receives regulatory green light for second Starship flight

Regulators have given SpaceX the green light to launch its super massive Starship rocket for a second time, just a few days shy of seven months after the first orbital flight test that ended in a spec

SPAC delays $350M merger with stratospheric balloon startup World View – again

The special purpose acquisition company poised to take stratospheric balloon startup World View public is now under official deadline as shareholders voted to again push back the date by which it must

Morpheus Space developed a space mission design platform so intuitive even I could use it

In-space propulsion developer Morpheus Space unveiled its first software product today, a mission simulation and design platform called Journey. The product has been under development for almost two y

Launch contracts are “basically worthless” until a rocket is proven and flying, Rocket Lab CEO says

Rocket Lab is waiting until Neutron is more technically mature before signing launch contracts with customers, CEO Peter Beck told investors on Wednesday. The statements provided an inside look on how

European Space Agency signs agreement with Starlab developers to secure ongoing access to low Earth orbit

The European Space Agency has signed a new agreement with the developers of the Starlab commercial space station, with the aim of establishing a “sustained access to space for Europe,” the groups

Astra founders propose purchasing outstanding stock to take space company private

Astra founders Chris Kemp and Adam London have proposed taking the company private, with the two saying they would acquire all the outstanding stock themselves, according to a filing with the U.S. Sec

Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle ‘fully’ booked next year, will resume flight as early as November-end

Rocket Lab is best known for the Electron launch vehicle, but the company’s earnings results continue to show that it is much more than a rocket company. The company reported $68 million in revenue

Virgin Galactic cuts staff by 18% to support production of next-gen spaceships

Virgin Galactic is cutting costs and reducing staff by 18% as it looks to scale production of its next-gen line of suborbital spaceplanes. In a memo to staff sent Tuesday, Virgin Galactic CEO Michael

Astra secures new debt agreement with assets as collateral

Astra has been thrown a critical lifeline in the form of new debt financing, which provides the company with a little more time to find funding to stave off catastrophe. The company said on Monday tha

Max Q: Will Starlink IPO?

In this issue: Breakeven cashflow for Starlink, news from Kuva Space and more
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