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Dislodged fuel filter blamed for Virgin Orbit failure

The business confirmed the findings in a recent release, noting that a “comprehensive” examination indicated that a filter dislodged from its correct position during the launch phase.

Starlink can provide 100 Mbps inflight Wi-Fi

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service has been selected to provide in-flight Wi-Fi for JSX Air and Hawaiian Airlines. The first test run of the new system was carried out last week with a flight from Burbank California to San Jose carrying about twelve passengers.

World’s largest aircraft completes 3rd test flight

The world’s largest aircraft, Roc, completed its third test flight on Sunday over the Mojave Desert in California. The distinctive-looking twin-fuselage Roc is designed to carry a rocket-powered, hypersonic vehicle underneath.

Passenger on Blue Origin NS-18 spaceflight dies in plane crash

Entrepreneur Glen de Vries who travelled on Blue Origin’s second crewed spaceflight has died in a plane crash late last week. On Thursday, 11 November, the 49-year-old was onboard a single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft as it crashed into a wooded area in Hampton Township, in Northern New Jersey, according to state police. The Federal Aviation

Ingenuity again exceeds expectations in ‘most complex’ 10th flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its 10th flight, and has now travelled a total of one mile in distance, or over 1.5 kilometres.

Comment: Can ‘spaceflights’ become more than joyrides for millionaires?

In this cross-posting with The Conversation, physics lecturer Ian Whittaker and research fellow in space science Gareth Dorrian discuss whether the billionaires actually reached space, and what the future of space tourism could look like.  Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard


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