AS COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT TAKES OFF, THE AVIATION INDUSTRY GETS PROTECTIVE OF AIRSPACE
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on its inaugural flight Image: SpaceX For decades, airplanes and rockets have shared the skies in peace — but recently, satellite launches have started to irk the aviation industry. Whenever a rocket soars to space, it must pass through the airspace that…
World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever
Photo: Stratolaunch Systems The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Built by rocket launch company Stratolaunch, the 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan lifted off shortly after 10AM ET from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California….
Amazon will launch thousands of satellites to provide internet around the world
Amazon plans to launch a constellation of 3,236 satellites into low Earth orbit in order to provide internet to “unserved and underserved communities around the world.” The so-called Project Kuiper initiative first came to light after GeekWire spotted that Kuiper Systems LLC recently made three sets of…
Rocket Lab sets date for first commercial launch of its Electron rocket
It’s business time for ‘It’s Business Time’ Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket takes off from New Zealand during its second test flightImage: Rocket Lab US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab is officially open for business and has scheduled its very first commercial launch for later this month….