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RocketStar ready for second suborbital flight attempt

New York-based RocketStar plans to launch its aerospike-powered rocket for the first time this fall, carrying a prototype satellite for resource-mapping startup Lunasonde on a brief suborbital trip. SpaceNews

RocketStar ready for second suborbital flight attempt2021-09-27T14:07:32-06:00

Air Force senior leaders visit Liberty Village on Joint Base MDL

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass arrived to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to visit Liberty Village and the members supporting Task Force Liberty Sept. 25.

Air Force senior leaders visit Liberty Village on Joint Base MDL2021-09-27T14:07:46-06:00

Spaceflight offers lunar flyby rideshare mission

Launch services provider Spaceflight sees a lunar flyby mission opportunity next year as a pathfinder for future opportunities to support customers going to both geostationary orbit and the moon. SpaceNews

Spaceflight offers lunar flyby rideshare mission2021-09-27T14:07:34-06:00

Op-ed | Can we backhaul our way to space?

If the market grows large enough, a dedicated lunar-to-LEO tanker industry could evolve – which might never happen if the infrastructure for supplying space facilities with lunar water had to be paid for up front and from scratch, before any water was delivered. SpaceNews

Op-ed | Can we backhaul our way to space?2021-09-25T14:09:14-06:00

DAF awards Rolls-Royce B-52H engine contract

The competitive single award contract provides for 608 military derivative commercial engines, plus spare engines, associated support equipment and commercial engineering data, to include sustainment activities, to be used on the B-52H bomber fleet.

DAF awards Rolls-Royce B-52H engine contract2021-09-25T14:09:19-06:00

UN secretary-general criticizes “billionaires joyriding to space”

The secretary-general of the United Nations lumped space tourism alongside corruption and loss of freedoms as part of a “malady of mistrust” facing the world, another sign of the backlash in some quarters to private human spaceflight. SpaceNews

UN secretary-general criticizes “billionaires joyriding to space”2021-09-24T14:11:21-06:00