Category: SpaceX

The four corners of the new space economy 0

The four corners of the new space economy

It’s gotten to the point now where a handful of angel investors can put a space company on the map. But the same changes that have made the industry accessible have made it increasingly...

SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test 0

SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test

SpaceX is closing out the year with an achievement that should help it keep on track to fly astronauts on board one of its spacecraft next year. The Elon Musk-led space company finished its...

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA 0

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Typically, the holiday season is a slow one in the tech industry...

Amazon will establish a new headquarters for its Kuiper satellite broadband project 0

Amazon will establish a new headquarters for its Kuiper satellite broadband project

Amazon is ramping operations for its Kuiper project, its forthcoming high-speed satellite internet product, with a new HQ and R&D facility. Kuiper will provide internet connectivity from a small satellite constellation operating in low...

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch 0

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch

SpaceX has successfully launched its 13th rocket this year, and its 11th Falcon 9 (the company also flew two Falcon Heavy missions in 2019). The launch included the re-use of a twice flown Falcon...

Max Q: Blue Origin launches a New Shepard and Rocket Lab officially opens U.S. launch site 0

Max Q: Blue Origin launches a New Shepard and Rocket Lab officially opens U.S. launch site

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space from TechCrunch. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This is it – the very first edition of Max...

Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 0

Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Small satellite startup Kepler Communications is teaming up with SpaceX to make good on its deployment goals for its first nanosatellite constellation. SpaceX will carry two separate batches of nanosatellites from Kepler aboard its...

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight 0

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions,...

Rocket Lab readies Electron for the first launch with rocket recovery systems on board 0

Rocket Lab readies Electron for its first launch with rocket recovery systems on board

Update: Running Out of Fingers has launched successfully! We’ll know more about the results of the recovery system study soon. Rocket Lab is getting ready to fly its tenth mission, delayed from its first...