Rocket Report: Iranian launch failure, SpaceX rideshare business booming

[ad_1] Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. Welcome to Edition 2.13 of the Rocket Report! There continues to be no shortage of news about rideshare launches this week, and it appears as though SpaceX has really shaken up the smallsat industry with its new—and changing—plans to launch satellites for a very […]

SpaceX may try to hop its Starship prototype higher on Monday

[ad_1] Enlarge / A view of Starhopper in July. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars As soon as Monday afternoon, pending final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, SpaceX may attempt a second flight for its Starship prototype named “Starhopper.” The stubby vehicle, which resembles a water tower, will seek to make a controlled flight to 150 […]

SpaceX may try to hop its Starship prototype higher on Monday

[ad_1] Enlarge / A view of Starhopper in July. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars As soon as Monday afternoon, pending final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, SpaceX may attempt a second flight for its Starship prototype named “Starhopper.” The stubby vehicle, which resembles a water tower, will seek to make a controlled flight to 150 […]