Spaceflight has received a contract from NASA to perform launch services in support of a mission led by The Aerospace Corp. under the space agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative. Spaceflight said Monday it will use its Sherpa-LTC orbital test vehicle to propel two Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density cubesats to low-Earth orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.Read More »
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Spaceflight has agreed to help HawkEye 360 launch three more clusters of the latter's radio frequency mapping satellite constellation. Spaceflight said Wednesday it will perform mission management, engineering and capacity support under a multiple launch services agreement with HawkEye 360.Read More »
NASA is looking for potential sources of suborbital flight services to support the agency's efforts to promote commercial involvement in its research and exploration missions.
Rocket Lab plans to launch its Electron rocket in June to carry multiple satellites into orbit for space rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight. The mission will be the seventh Electron launch and the company's third for 2019, following two launches for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Air Force, Rocket Lab said Friday.Read More »
Autonomous rocket maker Relativity has agreed to provide its 3D printed rocket for low earth orbit missions with Spaceflight under a rideshare arrangement. Relativity said Monday its 3D printed Terran 1 rocket will launch in the third quarter of 2021 under the agreement, with options for potential future missions.Read More »
SpaceX has used its Falcon 9 rocket to launch Spaceflight‘s first rideshare mission for multiple government and commercial entities worldwide. The rocket lifted off Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to deploy 64 payloads to low-Earth orbit as part of the SSO-A: A SmallSat Express mission, SpaceX said Monday. Cargo …Read More »
Seattle-based aerospace company Spaceflight aims to send 71 satellites into sun-synchronous low earth orbit aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket as part of a rideshare mission later this year. The mission, dubbed SSO-A: SmallSat Express, will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base and carry a payload of 15 microsatellites and 56 CubeSats developed …Read More »