Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Has a New Bull. The Stock Is Jumping.

Text size Rocket Lab can build satellites, and it can also deliver them to space with its low-cost, reusable rockets. Courtesy Rocket Lab Stock in commercial satellite and space launch services company Rocket Lab USA picked up another bullish rating from Wall Street. Shares are rising as a result. Thursday, Stifel analyst Erik Rasmussen launched … Read more

Boeing Is Investing in Richard Branson’s Space Startup Virgin Orbit

Text size Boeing is best known as a jet manufacturer, but it also is active in space technology. Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty Images Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is going to become a publicly traded company, and Boeing is going to help. It’s a sign that new commercial space technology is ready for … Read more

How Rocket Lab and Elon Musk’s SpaceX Are Different, and the Same

Text size RocketLab CEO Peter Beck. Phil Walter/Getty Images Rocket Lab USA CEO Peter Beck sees some parallels between his company and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. But he also plans to take a different path to expand his company in coming years. Rocket Lab (ticker: RKLB) closed its merger with the special-purpose acquisition company Vector Acquisition … Read more

Rocket Lab Wins With SPAC Deal, NASA Approval of Key Mission.

Text size A Rocket Lab Electron rocket. Courtesy Rocketlab Stock in Rocket Lab should have an interesting week. There is a lot of news, most of it positive. Friday, shareholders of the special-purpose acquisition company Vector Acquisition (ticker: VACQ) approved the SPAC’s merger with Rocket Lab, clearing the way for the space company to become … Read more

Opinion: SpaceX is a pioneer — a similar company you can actually invest in is Rocket Lab

By the time Churchill Capital Corp. IV finally announced last week that it would merge with Lucid Motors Inc. after weeks of speculation, investors “sold the news,” dumping its shares. Some blamed the SPAC — special purpose acquisition company — for weakness in the entire SPAC cottage industry. You might recall that I wrote about … Read more

Space Industry Moves Higher. Space Stocks Not So Much.

The Rocket Lab Mission Control room during the opening of the new Rocket Lab factory in Auckland, New Zealand. Phil Walter/Getty Images Text size Stocks for investing in growing commercial space opportunities have hit a rough patch, despite the industry reaching several milestones. The dichotomy illustrates for investors that it hard to value startup companies. … Read more

SpaceX’s Starlink Business Might Go Public. Tesla Shareholders Could Benefit.

Text size The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches in Florida. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The commercial space industry is growing, giving investors new options to invest, but the white whale of space, SpaceX, remains private. Elon Musk, CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter Wednesday evening to explain when that might change. Musk … Read more