Will you and I get to go to space soon? We’ve got exciting updates on Commercial Space Stations. Blue Origin’s private Orbital Reef space station has just passed a key design review called a system definition review (SDR) with NASA, and the new floating structure is expected to begin operations in 2027. “This SDR moves […]
NASA and Boeing are targeting an early February 2023 launch for the first CST-100 Starliner flight with astronauts to the International Space Station. Preparations are underway for the launch of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) as teams work to ready the hardware, crew, and mission support teams for flight as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew […]
Boeing/Northrop Grumman Joint Venture has the edge for $82 Billion NASA Contract covering up to 20 Artemis Launches
Would you team up with your enemy for $82 billion? Well, I might. Aerospace goliaths Boeing and Northrop Grumman are teaming up in a joint venture to win NASA‘s Exploration Production and Operations contract… worth a gigantic $82 billion. Back in 2006, to minimize competition, Boeing and North Grumman decided to form a joint venture […]
Agreement with Aurora Flight Sciences to Deliver Two Vehicles, Each Designed to Fly Up To 200 Launches Per Year First New Mothership Expected to Enter Service in 2025 Outsourced Manufacturing Approach Will Improve Speed to Market, Provide Access to Labor Pools, Minimize Supply Chain Disruption, and Realize Efficiencies Virgin Galactic announced an agreement with Aurora […]
Boeing has debuted its new High-Throughput Small Satellite Production Facility Located in El Segundo, California, the 30,000 square-foot facility houses the world’s largest satellite factory where Boeing builds advanced space and communications systems for commercial and government customers. Owned by Boeing subsidiary Millennium Space Systems, virtually every aspect of satellite manufacturing will be accomplished in the new production facility. […]
FCC approves 147-satellite plan without adding conditions requested by SpaceX.
Neither Blue Origin nor Boeing has successfully launched a crewed spacecraft to Earth’s orbit.
The company’s primary partner for the station is Sierra Space, a subsidiary of aerospace contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation – with the team also including Boeing, Redwire Space, and Genesis Engineering.
Blue Origin promised United Launch Alliance new engines in time for 2019. It’s already missed that deadline, and 2022 is coming up fast.