Given its financial woes, it was not a surprise that Vector had to withdraw from its contract with the US Air Force to launch the Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON) 45 mission. That was originally supposed to be formed as an upper stage/delivery spacecraft. The mission’s launch has now been transferred to the Aevum launch provider start-up, which plans to launch a small two-stage rocket from a supersonic reusable “Stage 0” carrier aircraft capable of speeds of up to Mach 2.85. The system is called Ravn X and is designed to make regular quick launches of small satellites.
- Constellation news: SpaceX shocker as it plans 30,000 extra Starlink sats…as Planet gets major NRO contract
- All woman spacewalk finally happens
- China launches fourth secretive communications technology test satellite
- Ninth Rocket Lab launch sees Electron rocket carrying single satellite for Astro Digital
- On a sadder note: First ever spacewalker Alexei Leonov dies at the age of 85
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