Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Live coverage: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites on Falcon 9 rocket
Relativity Space obtains Air Force approval for Cape Canaveral launch pad
Q&A with Tim Ellis, CEO and co-founder of Relativity Space (members only)
Relativity Space’s co-founder and chief executive says his company is working on innovations in manufacturing and rocket technology, and plans to use 3D printing at unprecedented scale in the space industry to ease access to space for a range of satellite operators, joining a fray of smallsat launchers saturating the market.
ULA, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman share Air Force rocket funding
The U.S. Air Force has committed $109 million in funding to advance development of new rockets designed by United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman, leaving out SpaceX in a government investment round that will lead to the military’s selection of two long-term launch providers in late 2019 or 2020.
Towers at historic Florida launch pad toppled
Live coverage: Irma knocks out power at Kennedy Space Center
After making landfall in South Florida, Hurricane Irma moved north over the state before losing strength and being downgraded to a tropical storm. NASA safety officials report the Kennedy Space Center lost electricity and water pressure during the storm, but a team of emergency personnel at the spaceport is safe.