AWIN members can log in to view the full-length articles. Back to Defense and Space. Arianespace Opens Door To Microlaunchers Arianespace is willing to operate microlaunchers if the opportunity arises, either as a way to meet demand or as proof of concepts for heavier launchers, CEO Stephane Israel said. Speaking Jan.
Virgin Galactic delays commercial SpaceShipTwo spaceflights until | Space
Virgin Galactic didn't reach space today after all. Sturckow and Dave Mackay in the cockpit. The goal was to fly Unity's third test mission to suborbital space — its first such powered flight in nearly two years, and the first human spaceflight mission ever to depart from New Mexico. Things went smoothly enough early on.
Virgin Galactic planning SpaceShipTwo’s return to flight
Learn more about Virgin Galactic's plan to make space tourism and personal space travel a reality with SpaceShipTwo. A bad computer connection foiled Virgin Galactic's attempt to reach space over the weekend. Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo test launch from its Spaceport America home experienced an apparent launch abort shortly after engine ignition Saturday Dec. Virgin Orbit announced that its LauncherOne rocket will soon perform in its second demonstration flight.
Virgin Galactic posted on social media that the flight crew is ready but do not plan to fly before Saturday. Stay tuned for updates. The flight was initially planned for November.