What is Richard Branson’s suborbital flight?

John M. Horack is the Neil Armstrong Chair and Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University. This story originally featured on The Conversation. “Suborbital” is a term you’ll be hearing a lot as Sir Richard Branson flies aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity winged spaceship and Jeff Bezos flies aboard Blue Origin’s … Read more

Virgin Galactic: “Demand for our sub-orbital flights above forecast despite higher price”

Virgin Galactic shares gained 5% on the later trading session in reaction to the publication of quarterly results and further expansion plans for the company. The main catalyst for growth was the statement by CEO Michael Colglazier, who said he saw a strong demand for space tourism. Virgin Galactic is selling seats faster than expected, … Read more

Global Sub-Orbital Space Tourism Market Report 2021 Featuring Blue Origin, Orbspace, PD AeroSpace, SpaceX, Space Perspective, Virgin Galactic, Zero Gravity, and Zero 2 Infinity

Dublin, Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Sub-Orbital Space Tourism Market: Focus on End User, Flight Vehicle Type, and Country – Analysis and Forecast, 2021-2031” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global sub-orbital space tourism market is estimated to reach $396.6 million in 2031, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of … Read more

In a few dozen minutes to the “edge” of the world. The US Space Force is counting on suborbital cargo

The US Space Force has announced the aforementioned competition for offers under the Hyperspace Challenge 2021 program. As the announcement shows, innovative concepts for the use of space capabilities that can be adapted to the needs of the US space forces are being sought. For the next stage (it is to take place on December … Read more

Beam me up? TMZ says William Shatner will take Blue Origin suborbital space trip

The TMZ celebrity website says Star Trek captain William Shatner is due to fly on Blue Origin’s next crewed suborbital space trip. (Left Photo: Paramount; Right Photo: Blue Origin) The next crewed suborbital spaceflight planned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture — which could launch as early as next month — is … Read more

MSPO 2021: development of the AMBER 2K suborbital rocket

Return of the Polish rocket system to the edge of space? During the seminar, which took place on September 8, 2021 at Targi Kielce, there was a presentation of the development direction of the recoverable ILR-33 AMBER rocket, presented at MSPO in the 2K variant. The system is a demonstrator of the sub-orbital volatile platform, … Read more

POLSA commissioned an analysis of the ability to develop and use suborbital rockets

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, commissioned by the Polish Space Agency (POLSA), will prepare a feasibility study by the end of 2021, the purpose of which will be to provide analyzes related to the construction of Polish capabilities in the field of sub-orbital missile flights. The works will be carried out in cooperation with the … Read more

Reusable Mk-II suborbital spaceplane nails its first test flights

Recently, two competing billionaires, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have launched successful trips to space in the race for commercial space travel. However, with the space gates now wide open for commercial flights, more companies are trying to join the race. One of them is Dawn Aerospace that has successfully completed the first five test … Read more

NASA challenges students to dream up experiments for suborbital rocket launches

NASA is looking for student teams to enter its TechRise Student Challenge, which tasks students in grades six through 12 with designing experiments to launch on a suborbital spaceflight. The initiative aims to familiarize students with the design and testing process that NASA researchers use. “Central to NASA’s mission is inspiring and educating the workforce … Read more

Dawn Aerospace Mk-II Aurora: Suborbital Spaceplane Made 5 Flights to Assess its Capabilities, Soon for Space Use?

Dawn Aerospace’s Mk-II Aurora has completed five flights with its suborbital spaceplane, something which is an achievement for the new form of transportation to space. The airplane-designed spacecraft has presented a novel take on spaceflight, apart from the rockets that are fitted with massive engines. The venture somehow resembles that of the Virgin Galactic, where … Read more