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The Firefly Reaver engine being tested.

Firefly’s New Transformative Leadership

After nearly a year, Firefly Aerospace is slated to finally make their second launch attempt of a their Alpha rocket. Originally scheduled for July 17th, their new mission, “To the Black,” is scheduled to launch Sunday, September 11th. It isn’t just a new rocket; in many ways, it’s a whole new Firefly, one that might be on the cusp of radical transformation. This page is …

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CubeRover

NASA Bets on CubeRover to Survive Frigid Cold Lunar Nights

NASA is counting on Astrobotic’s CubeRover’s batteries and electronics to survive the frigid lunar night, where temperatures can plummet as low as – 200 C. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Canadian Space Agency president Lisa Campbell (with the microphone) asks Reaction Dynamics CEO Bachar Elzein a question

Reaction Dynamics Hosts CSA During Push to Launch in 2023

Hybrid rocket engine and launch vehicle manufacturer Reaction Dynamics hosted one of its big backers last week. The Canadian Space Agency, which has awarded the Quebec startup two Space Technology Development Program (SDTP) contributions since 2020, was on site Aug. 24 to see what the money has brought them so far. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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MLSI begins initial roadwork to gather soil and rock data for their design team

Maritime Launch Services Completes Preliminary Design Review, Construction Imminent

Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has just concluded the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for Spaceport Nova Scotia. The spaceport, when completed, would be Canada’s first active launch site in decades, its only current orbital launch site, and one of the few commercial launch sites in the world. This PDR is an important step in making that happen. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? …

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