Sierra Nevada Corp books launches on ULA’s Vulcan rocket for Dreamchaser…then Astrobiotic moves its Perigrine lunar lander from Atlas V to Vulcan as well

Sierra Nevada Corp books launches on ULA’s Vulcan rocket for Dreamchaser…then Astrobiotic moves its Perigrine lunar lander from Atlas V to Vulcan as well

While Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) aldready had a long standing relationship with the Boeing/Lockheed Martin co-owned United Launch Alliance (ULA) and originally planned to launch its Dream Chaser unmanned mini-shuttle using its Atlas V offering, times have moved...
Ariane 5 flies dual satellite mission as both Arianespace and SpaceX learn lesson from Spaceflight with specialist launches for small sats

Ariane 5 flies dual satellite mission as both Arianespace and SpaceX learn lesson from Spaceflight with specialist launches for small sats

At 1930 GMT, on 6 August 2019, an Arianespace Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket lifted-off from Kourou, French Guiana, carrying two communications satellites to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit drop-off point. This marks the third Ariane 5 launch of the year and it follows a...
Seradata Space Conference Sketch: Underwriters stay calm despite last year’s loss while in orbit tracking and liability are new concerns

Seradata Space Conference Sketch: Underwriters stay calm despite last year’s loss while in orbit tracking and liability are new concerns

While this writer was both an organiser and participant at the Seradata Space Conference in London in June, he can just about stay neutral enough to write about the event. Following a slightly doom-laden introduction about the prospects for space insurance, by...