Top News on Atlas V

  • Blue Origin suborbital dream off the ground with maiden flight


    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin yesterday took a major step toward entering the commercial suborbital flight market with the first test flight of its New Shepard capsule and BE-3 launcher.


  • Other News for Atlas V

  • Blue Origin 'one step closer' to suborbital space flights


    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin is preparing to start test flights “later this year” of a human-rated suborbital...


  • Sierra Nevada loses appeal against NASA Commercial Crew choice


    ​The US Government Accountability Office has put an end to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s dream of providing NASA with a...


  • SpaceX hits milestone in bid for reusable rockets


    ​SpaceX passed a milestone in its bid to develop reusable rockets with an apparently successful soft splashdown and...


  • News Listings for Atlas V

  • Blue Origin suborbital dream off the ground with maiden flight

    News | 30 Apr 2015 17:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin yesterday took a major step toward entering the commercial suborbital flight market with the first test flight of its New Shepard capsule and BE-3 launcher.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blue-Origin-suborbital-dream-off-the-ground-with-maiden-flight-411802/
  • Blue Origin 'one step closer' to suborbital space flights

    News | 08 Apr 2015 10:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin is preparing to start test flights “later this year” of a human-rated suborbital spacecraft following completion of acceptance tests of a reusable engine for vertical launches.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blue-Origin-one-step-closer-to-suborbital-space-flights-410940/
  • ANALYSIS: Solar Orbiter mission heats up for the European Space Agency

    News | 19 Mar 2015 09:55 | Dan Thisdell

    ​To get a sense of the challenge in designing the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter mission, consider that the surface temperature on the planet Mercury gets up to 427°C – nearly twice the melting point of tin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Solar-Orbiter-mission-heats-up-for-the-European-Space-Agency-410260/
  • Sierra Nevada loses appeal against NASA Commercial Crew choice

    News | 07 Jan 2015 15:53 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The US Government Accountability Office has put an end to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s dream of providing NASA with a lifting body spaceplane as part of the agency’s plan to replace the Space Shuttle’s astronaut-transport capability with spacecraft provided by the private sector.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-loses-appeal-against-NASA-Commercial-Crew-choice-407684/
  • ATK joins race to develop next-generation USAF launcher

    News | 24 Sep 2014 15:24 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US propulsion specialist ATK has thrown its hat in the ring to develop the next generation of American rocket engine, to replace the Russian-supplied RD-180 motor for United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATK-joins-race-to-develop-next-generation-USAF-launcher-404099/
  • ANALYSIS: USAF push to oust Russian rockets turning into high-stakes contest

    News | 24 Sep 2014 14:32 | Dan Thisdell

    ​A US Air Force drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors is turning into a high-stakes competition between rival technologies, with propulsion specialist ATK throwing its hat into the ring just a week after United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin agreed to jointly fund development of a new, all-American engine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-USAF-push-to-oust-Russian-rockets-turning-into-high-stakes-contest-404097/