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Industry puzzled by NASA withdrawal of CLPS task order

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — NASA withdrew without explanation last week a task order for its commercial lunar lander services program, frustrating many of the...

China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite

HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the Yinhe-1 commercial 5G satellite into low...

Chinese launch firm Galactic Energy raises $21.5 million

HELSINKI — Chinese private space launch firm Galactic Energy has raised $21.5 million for the development and launch of new rockets. The round was led...

NASA postpones procurement of lander for VIPER lunar rover

HONOLULU — NASA has delayed the release of a task order that’s part of its commercial lunar lander program for the delivery of a...

China’s space contractor plans more than 40 launches in 2020

HELSINKI — China’s main space contractor is aiming to carry out more than 40 launches in 2020, including lunar, interplanetary and space infrastructure missions. The...

China’s Space Force Is Way Ahead of Trump’s

NetflixHONG KONG—Nearly a year and a half after Donald J. Trump ordered the Pentagon to establish the U.S. Space Force—a whole new sixth branch...

China creates commercial space alliance, expands launch complex

HELSINKI — A group of space industry entities have formed a China commercial space alliance to help promote and regulate the country’s burgeoning private...

Chinese space launch firm Landspace raises $71 million

Chinese launch provider Landspace raises new funding while satellite firms see successful missions and Galaxy Space set for 5G satellite launch. HELSINKI — Private Chinese...

Op-ed | Envisioning the next 50 years in space

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing changed how the world viewed space exploration. For the millions of people who watched Neil Armstrong...

China to continue world-leading launch rate in 2020

HELSINKI — China will attempt major space exploration missions and test new rockets in 2020 while also looking to continue a launch rate which...

Key enablers: Telespazio Vega’s cloud-based Enable aims to reduce cost of...

For Telespazio Vega Deutschland, a subsidiary of the spaceflight services company Telespazio of Rome, the challenges faced by a new generation of space companies...

Japanese lunar lander company ispace on schedule for 2021 first mission

WASHINGTON — Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it’s on track to launch its first mission in 2021 while supporting an American partner on...

Chinese commercial launch companies are preparing second generation rockets

Chinese launch companies are developing new, larger launchers; asteroid mining startup receives angel round funding HELSINKI — Chinese commercial launch companies are making ground in...

Japan to join Artemis program

WASHINGTON — The Japanese government plans to join NASA in its Artemis program of lunar exploration, although the details about how it will contribute...

China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021:...

Smart Dragon-1 rocket, China's first rocket designed for commercial use, carrying three satellites lifts off from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in...

China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021:...

Smart Dragon-1 rocket, China's first rocket designed for commercial use, carrying three satellites lifts off from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in...

Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding

Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese commercial space sector. KERAVA, Finland — Two...

New Chinese commercial rocket firms move toward maiden launches

HELSINKI — A number of firms in the Chinese NewSpace sector are taking steps towards debut suborbital and orbital launches, while also attracting new...

Chinese light launch blitz continues with Kuaizhou-1A mission

Third Kuaizhou-1A mission follows a period of new companies and light launch vehicles reaching the pad and competing for limited commercial contracts in China. HELSINKI...

Commercial lunar lander companies update mission plans

WASHINGTON — Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says...

Chinese commercial rocket Smart Dragon-1 reaches orbit with first launch

HELSINKI — A Chinese rocket company launched its first rocket Saturday, successfully sending three commercial satellites into orbit and boosting domestic light-lift competition. The Jielong-1...

China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as...

As coronavirus slams Italy, paralysis and anxiety spread

MILAN (Reuters) - At the epicenter of Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus to date, daily lives have taken on an eerie, aimless calm. It’s...
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