Spaceport

SpinLaunch Plans Major Expansion at Spaceport America

Company developing kinetic launch platform SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. – A company that is developing and testing a mass accelerator with the aim of launching satellites into space orbit, using kinetic energy instead of rockets, is expanding at New Mexico’s Spaceport America, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. SpinLaunch signed a lease at Spaceport America in [...]

SpinLaunch Plans Major Expansion at Spaceport America2020-12-16T13:11:09-07:00

Stratodynamics and the University of Kentucky to Conduct Test Flight at Spaceport America

Stratodynamics Inc. and research collaborators from the University of Kentucky will conduct a multi-flight campaign along with engineers from autopilot developer, UAVOS at Spaceport America later this year. The two-week campaign is the culmination of an experimental NASA Flight Opportunities project to validate a new method of real time, forward sensing turbulence detection developed by [...]

Stratodynamics and the University of Kentucky to Conduct Test Flight at Spaceport America2020-11-16T13:10:30-07:00

Spaceport America and C6 Launch Systems Sign Agreement

Spaceport America signed an agreement with Canadian Corporation C6 Launch Systems to provide services, resources, and access to the vertical launch sites facilities for testing operations and activities. C6 Launch Systems plans to begin work at Spaceport America in January 2021. Over a six-week period, the Canadian rocket company will install a new vertical test stand [...]

Spaceport America and C6 Launch Systems Sign Agreement2020-10-13T14:08:43-06:00

HAPSMobile’s Sunglider holds Successful Stratospheric Test Flight at Spaceport America

October 8, 2020 – Sierra County, New Mexico- HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), successfully reached an altitude of more than 60,000 feet above sea level during a 20-hour test flight of the Sunglider™ solar-powered high-altitude platform station (HAPS) at Spaceport America. This is the second [...]

HAPSMobile’s Sunglider holds Successful Stratospheric Test Flight at Spaceport America2020-10-08T14:09:26-06:00

HAPSMobile Sunglider holds successful first flight at Spaceport America

Sierra County, New Mexico- HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) along with its minority owner and aircraft development partner AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), held the first successful flight of the Sunglider™ solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) at Spaceport America on July 23, 2020. This is the fourth flight of [...]

HAPSMobile Sunglider holds successful first flight at Spaceport America2020-07-31T14:10:05-06:00

American Made Swift High-Altitude-Long-Endurance UAS Completes Landmark First Flight

Receiving Both NASA’s Airworthiness Certification and the FAA’s Certificate of Authorization SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center, Swift Engineering’s high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system, completed its maiden flight. The only US-made platform in its class, Swift’s flight team, performed a full-system check, validating the vehicle’s configuration for high-altitude continuous [...]

American Made Swift High-Altitude-Long-Endurance UAS Completes Landmark First Flight2020-07-21T14:08:29-06:00

Virgin Galactic Completes Second Successful Glide Test at Spaceport America

June 25, 2020- Sierra County, New Mexico Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, has completed its second glide flight held at the Spaceport America facility in Southern New Mexico. New Mexico Spaceport Authority’s Director of Aerospace Operations, Dr. Bill Gutman, said “Virgin Galactic continues to work steadily towards their goal of flying aspiring astronauts to [...]

Virgin Galactic Completes Second Successful Glide Test at Spaceport America2020-06-26T14:07:43-06:00

$8 million Construction Project Completed at Spaceport America All NM Contractors + $500,000 in NMGRT for Sierra County

June 18, 2020 – HAPSMobile, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp., and its partner AeroVironment, Inc. announced new operations center at Spaceport America in New Mexico on June 11. The companies are developing an unmanned solar-powered High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS).The stratospheric telecommunications platform, a so-called cell-tower in the sky, is designed to [...]

$8 million Construction Project Completed at Spaceport America All NM Contractors + $500,000 in NMGRT for Sierra County2020-06-18T14:08:30-06:00

Global Telecommunications Company Signs Lease at Spaceport America HAPSMobile will develop High Altitude Platform in New Mexico

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. – HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) has chosen New Mexico’s Spaceport America for test operations and development of a specialized communications platform designed to provide internet connectivity to hard-to-reach places around the globe, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. The company, along [...]

Global Telecommunications Company Signs Lease at Spaceport America HAPSMobile will develop High Altitude Platform in New Mexico2020-06-11T14:11:13-06:00

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America

LAS CRUCES, N.M.–Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic” or “the Company”) and The Spaceship Company (“TSC”) today announced the successful completion of its first SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America. This glide flight marks the inaugural solo flight of VSS Unity in New Mexico and as such is an important flight test milestone [...]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America2020-05-02T14:10:35-06:00