Boeing Starliner Test Flight Is Delayed Again. Why Investors Should Care.

Text size IA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeings CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard. Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images A test flight of Boeing’s new Starliner—a space capsule designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station—is delayed again. It’s another setback for the company, although shares aren’t reacting much to the reports. Still, … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Is Rallying, but SpaceX Is Still a Parsec Ahead

Text size Rocket Lab stock is riding high after a string of new business wins. For now, it remains a much smaller company than SpaceX. Courtesy Rocketlab Stock in space-and-satellite-services firm Rocket Lab USA has surged recently after a string of new business wins. Shareholders are likely happy, as long as they can avoid looking … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Blasts Off as First Earnings Report Impresses. Here’s Why.

Text size Rocket Lab announced a satellite-launch deal on Wednesday. Courtesy Rocket Lab Stock in Rocket Lab USA soared Thursday after the space launch provider reported its initial quarterly results as a publicly traded company. Sales were $29.5 million in the first half of 2021. That’s good, even though investors really had nothing to compare … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Surges Because NASA Wants It to Launch a Solar Sail

Text size NASA selected Rocket Lab USA to launch its Advanced Composite Solar Sail System, or ACS3. It’s another big win for the space startup. Courtesy of Rocket Lab Commercial space-launch-services company Rocket Lab USA racked up another new impressive business win. Shares are spiking Wednesday afternoon. Rocket Lab (ticker: RKLB) stock is up 10% … Read more

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

Rocket Lab Stock Is Rising, Boosted by the New Space Force Business

Text size Rocket Lab was awarded about $24 million for product development from the U.S. Space Force. Shares have taken off. Courtesy Rocket Lab Commercial-space company Rocket Lab USA’s hot streak is continuing. The company announced another new business win Monday. Rocket Lab (ticker: RKLB) announced Monday it will get about $24 million to develop … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Is Surging. It Keeps Winning New Space Business.

Text size Space startup Rocket Lab is seeing shares jump after the company got work to provide launch services for an orbital space-junk-removal project. Courtesy RocketLab The commercial space business has exploded onto the scene in the past year. There are space stocks to buy and investors—along with everyone else—can marvel at space-tourism flights and … Read more

Amazon Goes After Elon Musk, SpaceX in Battle for Space Dominance

Text size Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Staff Illustration; Getty Images (2) There’s gold in them there stars—and there’s a battle brewing between galactic giants. E-commerce and web-services behemoth Amazon.com (ticker: AMZN) objected again to part of a plan by SpaceX to offer space-based internet service around the globe. Amazon has its own plans 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