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Archive: May 2015 (X)

  • Attendees of last month’s Space Symposium listened attentively for two major launch announcements: details of United Launch Alliance’s next generation Vulcan rocket, and Rocket Lab Ltd’s innovative Rutherford engine design. Positioned at opposite ends of the mass capability spectrum, simultaneous interest in these vastly different launch systems highlights the enthusiasm in today’s satellite market and demand for diverse options. Launch industry evolution is accelerating towards what…