commercial space

China's private space industry prepares to compete with SpaceX and Blue Origin

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

A new generation of Chinese commercial and tourist space endeavors are looking to compete as well.

SpaceX will invest $1 billion towards advanced engine systems

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Musk is spending tens of millions per year on developing his Mars colonization plans and the hardware for it. This will scale up to $200-300 million per year by 2018 or so.

SpaceX sets a date to return to orbit following the Falcon 9 launchpad explosion

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The company appears ready to get back on the orbital horse with plans for its next launch set for as soon as November.

Why India's commercial space programme is thriving

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

In June India launched 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space program. Seventeen of those were foreign.

Musk outlines his vision for Mars colony and the future of space

Posted in Hardware on 28th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.