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Rocket Report: Webb telescope ready for launch, LOX shortage slows SpaceX

Rocket Report: Webb telescope ready for launch, LOX shortage slows SpaceX

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Enlarge / Estes is now selling a New Shepard model rocket for $69.99. Welcome to Edition 4.13 of the Rocket Report! While there may be a LOX shortage in launch, there is no shortage of launch news this week. So this report runs long. As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want…
Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic ups ticket prices, Starship surge in Texas

Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic ups ticket prices, Starship surge in Texas

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Enlarge / SpaceX's Booster 4 is lifted onto its orbital launch mount in South Texas. Welcome to Edition 4.10 of the Rocket Report! A lot is going on this week—of course it seems like there's always a lot going on in space these days. However, it's notable that Virgin Galactic is resuming ticket sales at…
Rocket Report: Ariane V returns after long layoff, Rocket Lab’s tough culture

Rocket Report: Ariane V returns after long layoff, Rocket Lab’s tough...

Enlarge / China's iSpace releases renderings of a 1-, 2-, and 3-core Hyperbola-3 rocket. Welcome to Edition 4.09 of the Rocket Report! I was certainly looking forward to the second launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft on Friday, and the Atlas V rocket was ready to go. Alas, serious problems with Russia's new space station module,…
Rocket Report: SpaceX tests FAA again in Texas, India pushes Vikas engine

Rocket Report: SpaceX tests FAA again in Texas, India pushes Vikas...

Enlarge / VSS Unity burns its rocket motor on July 11, 2021. Welcome to Edition 4.07 of the Rocket Report! Looking back to Virgin Galactic's flight and ahead to Blue Origin, we're continuing to experience a very special moment in human spaceflight history this week, with final preparations underway for Jeff Bezos and the first…
Rocket Report: China to copy SpaceX’s Super Heavy? Vulcan slips to 2022

Rocket Report: China to copy SpaceX’s Super Heavy? Vulcan slips to...

Enlarge / During a presentation on Thursday, a Chinese space official showcased a new design for the Long March 9 that, umm, resembles a Super Heavy booster.YouTube Welcome to Edition 4.04 of the Rocket Report! About two months ago, we reported on China's state rocket company releasing a rendering of a spacecraft that looked a…
Rocket Report: China launches crew mission, SpaceX runs into road troubles

Rocket Report: China launches crew mission, SpaceX runs into road troubles

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket goes supersonic on Thursday, launching a GPS III satellite for the Space Force. Welcome to Edition 4.03 of the Rocket Report! This week saw two significant launches back-to-back. On Wednesday evening, US time, China launched its first crewed mission to its new space station, which was also the country's…
Rocket Report: Starship orbital flight details, Ariane 5 may delay Webb launch

Rocket Report: Starship orbital flight details, Ariane 5 may delay Webb...

Enlarge / Starship SN15 takes to the skies in early April. Welcome to Edition 3.44 of the Rocket Report! I took just three days off from work last week, and when I returned to the home office, there was an absolute torrent of launch news to catch up with. In this report, I attempt to…
Rocket Report: Amazon bypasses New Glenn, SLS ready for Florida shipment

Rocket Report: Amazon bypasses New Glenn, SLS ready for Florida shipment

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Enlarge / NASA and Boeing work to remove the SLS rocket core stage from its test stand in Mississippi.NASA Welcome to Edition 3.42 of the Rocket Report! This week we have an update on Virgin Orbit, which has signed a multilaunch deal for its LauncherOne vehicle. Additionally, NASA has provided a couple of news items…
Rocket Report: SpaceX to build huge launch tower, Branson sells Virgin stock

Rocket Report: SpaceX to build huge launch tower, Branson sells Virgin...

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Enlarge / New Shepard crew capsule is seen landing in West Texas.Blue Origin Welcome to Edition 3.41 of the Rocket Report! As always there is plenty of news in the world of launch, and this week we have several stories about heavy lift vehicles. Perhaps most interesting, SpaceX has received approval from the Federal Aviation…
Rocket Report: SpaceX abandons catching fairings, ULA bets on upper stages

Rocket Report: SpaceX abandons catching fairings, ULA bets on upper stages

Enlarge / Fairing catcher ship GO Ms. Tree leading the way into Port Canaveral. Welcome to Edition 3.40 of the Rocket Report! There were fewer announcements in the realm of launch this week, but that doesn't mean we lack stories for this report. These include interesting developments on the international front, from the closure of…

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