rocket propulsion

Rocket Lab is preparing for its next launch, currently set to take place in May from its launch facility in New Zealand. The payload for the flight are two satellites…

Rocket Lab to recover the booster from its next Electron launch as it pursues reusability

New space startup bluShift wants to bring a new kind of propellant to the small satellite launching market, with rockets powered by bio-derived rocket fuels. These differ from traditional fuels…

bluShift Aerospace launches its first rocket powered by biofuels

Rocket fuel technology startup Firehawk Aerospace has added $1.2 million to its existing seed financing, bringing the full amount invested in the round to $2.5 million. The new tranche comes…

Firehawk Aerospace extends seed funding to $2.5 million with $1.2 million from Harlow Capital

Rocket launch startup Skyroot is closing out 2020 with a key milestone in the development program for their Vikram-I launch vehicle: A successful test firing of a solid rocket propulsion…

Skyroot successfully test fires India’s first privately-made solid rocket stage

Launch provider Rocket Lab has a mission today — codenamed “Return to Sender,” it’s the company’s 16th launch, and it will carry, among other things, a payload that will demonstrate…

Watch Rocket Lab launch 30 satellites and attempt to recover a rocket for the first time live

Rocket Lab is set to complete a crucial test for its rocket reusability program during its next mission, which is currently set to take place sometime in mid-November, with a…

Rocket Lab will try to recover the booster of its Electron rocket for the first time on its next launch

While SpaceX and its ilk in the commercial rocket launch market have changed the economics of space and ushered in an era of small satellite entrepreneurship, the actual rocket engine…

Firehawk Aerospace aims to revolutionize rocketry with safe, cost-effective hybrid engines

Mass is money when it comes to the rocket launch business, and any small savings you can eke out can add up to big savings. That’s been the driving force…

Rocket startup Gilmour Space gets a $3M grant to develop lighter fuel tanks

Indiana-based rocket fuel startup Adranos has raised $1 million, after closing an oversubscribed round led by Archibald Cox Jr., chairman of private investment firm Sextant Group. The funding will be…

Solid rocket fuel startup Adranos raises $1 million to scale up manufacturing