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Rocket Lab fires up its first recovered engine, on track to full booster reusability

Four months after the spectacular feat that was catching a descending rocket stage in mid-air, Rocket Lab has re-ignited one of the engines from that...

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Max Q: To the moon!!!

T-minus 1 week until Artemis I liftoff. In this issue of Max Q: NASA's mega moon rocket rolls to the launch pad, Skyrora's testing...

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Max Q: Refresh

In this issue Max Q: Astra changes strategy in the wake of launch failures; SpaceX launches South Korean lunar mission; news from Zenno Astronautics

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Watch Rocket Lab launch the first of two missions for the National Reconnaissance Office

Watch Rocket Lab launch the first of two missions for the National Reconnaissance Office, scheduled to fly 10 days apart

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Max Q: Grounded

Max Q from TechCrunch. By the time you read this, we'll be less than 24 hours away from the release of the first images captured by James Webb...

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Rocket Lab offers next-day shipping to space

Rocket Lab's program will let customers show up at the launch site with their payload and have it in orbit 24 hours later. Premium next-day...

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Rocket Lab rockets to the Moon and other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington talks with TC’s Amanda Silberling about VidCon and the creator...

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Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in...

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Rocket Lab launches NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite on its scouting mission for a lunar space station

NASA’s CAPSTONE mission, which will chart a new orbit around the Moon which will hopefully be used for a future crewed lunar space station, is...

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Watch Rocket Lab launch NASA’s CAPSTONE mission to the moon live

After repeated delays, the microwaved oven-sized CubeSat known as CAPSTONE may finally start its long journey to the moon. With this launch, NASA...

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Max Q: Alien encounters

In this issue of Max Q: A micrometeoroid ping heard around the galaxy; SpaceX cargo resupply delay; News from Rocket Lab, United Launch Alliance, and...

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Max Q: Insertion burn

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Max Q: Rocket booster, meet helicopter

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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A brutal week of layoffs

Hi friends. In case you missed it last week: I’m Greg, and I’m handling Week in Review now that Lucas is off with Anita building their...

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Max Q: Hold fire

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Watch Rocket Lab attempt to catch a falling booster with a helicopter today

Update: This launch was rescheduled from late last week to this afternoon. Tune in below! We don't usually give mother nature quite so much...

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Watch Rocket Lab attempt to catch a falling booster with a helicopter today

Rocket Lab will take a shot a making history today with its attempt to catch a spent booster mid-air with a helicopter. This (mostly) unprecedented...

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Max Q: Mapping the moon

Max Q: The weekly space newsletter from TechCrunch

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Max Q: Up, up and away

A newsletter about space, from TechCrunch

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Max Q: One small step for man

Welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: Axiom Space's first mission to the ISS, Astranis buys a dedicated Falcon 9 flight, A week with founder and...

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Major space companies pledge to boost diversity and publicly share hard numbers

The world of aerospace has come a long way from the boys’ club it once was, but there’s still a ways to go. Today 24 companies, including...

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Max Q: Space goes SPAC

Max Q: SpaceX caps the Crew Dragon fleet at four, funding for hyperspectral imaging startup Pixxel, a week with Space Capital's Chad Anderson

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Watch Rocket Lab send a pair of BlackSky satellites to space

Rocket Lab will embark on its 25th mission using the Electron rocket on Friday, this time to send two Earth imaging spacecraft to orbit for BlackSky....

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Russia halts rocket engine sales to US, suggests flying to space on ‘their broomsticks’

As part of the escalating tensions between Russia and the U.S. (to say nothing of the rest of the world), Roscosmos has announced that the country...

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Rocket Lab’s Neutron will be built, launched and landed at Wallops Island, Virginia

Rocket Lab has announced the latest expansion of its growing empire of rocket building and launching facilities. While its existing pads in New...

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Watch Rocket Lab launch a StriX satellite from its new launch pad in New Zealand live

Update: Successful launch and payload deployment per Rocket Lab. For its first launch of 2022, Rocket Lab is sending to orbit a StriX satellite for...

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Rocket Lab acquires SolAero Holdings for $80M to boost space solar cell production

Rocket Lab is on a mission to vertically integrate space solutions. On Tuesday the launch and space systems company announced the close of a deal to...

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When fundraising, New Zealand startup founders should play the ‘Kiwi card’

We spoke to two founders and two investors to nail down the top tips for New Zealand founders looking to put their mark on the markets.

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