Tag: Federal Aviation Administration
FAA Press Release WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority in Alabama to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site.
FAA Statement The FAA is working toward issuing the final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the SpaceX Starship / Super Heavy on May 31, 2022. SpaceX made multiple changes to its application that require additional FAA analysis. The agency continues to review around 18,000 general public comments. The completion of the PEA will not guarantee that the […]
Momentus Press Release SAN JOSE, Calif. — Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that plans to offer transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, today announced that it has received a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supporting the inaugural flight of the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle on […]
Billionaire aims to go higher and faster next time Virgin Galactic still can’t get SpaceShipTwo all the way up (to Karman line) FAA throws in the towel on deciding who is and who isn’t an astronaut by Douglas MessierManaging Editor Earlier this month, Richard Branson and two Virgin Galactic employees received commercial astronaut wings from […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (Mars Society PR) — A group of 14 space advocacy organizations today published a joint statement urging rapid U.S. government approval of SpaceX’s Starship test flights. Commenting on the initiative, Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin said: “The organizations that have come together to make this statement represent every point of view within […]
by David BullockStaff Writer The White House has proposed hiking NASA’s budget by nearly $2 billion to $26 billion for fiscal year 2023 as the space agency gears up for an uncrewed flight test of a new rocket and spacecraft designed to help return astronauts to the moon for the first time in 50 years.
Elon Musk’s recent update on the progress of SpaceX’s Super Heavy/Starship launch system didn’t provide much in the way of technical news. However, the billionaire’s presentation did seem to have had its intended political effect. Musk was clear that if the Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t come through with an approval to conduct launches from its […]
Blue Origin Press Release KENT, Wash. — Blue Origin today announced the crew flying on its upcoming NS-20 flight on March 23 will include Marty Allen, Pete Davidson, husband and wife duo Sharon and Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, and Dr. George Nield. This mission is the fourth human flight for the New Shepard program and […]
by Andrew GriggsSenior Director, Mission Management & AssuranceAstra Space Note: Astra has not yet finalized the LV0008 investigation results with the FAA. The information in this blog post is preliminary until the investigation has been fully closed. On February 10, 2022, we launched Launch Vehicle 0008 (LV0008). This was our first launch with a deployable customer […]