[19 Oct 2018] Space Access 2019

It’s official! E.R.P.S. will be hosting the 2019 Space Access conference at the Fremont Marriott Hotel, April 18th – 21st, 2019. Space Access is the premier conference for space technology focused on getting reliable, reusable, affordable access to space for

Xombie Gets PopSci Award

Masten Space Systems has been chosen as one of the 10 “Best of What’s New” Innovations by Popular Science magazine. “Vertical takeoff/vertical landing (VTVL) spacecraft made an important advance in May, when a demonstration spacecraft called Xombie, built by the

SpaceShipTwo Free Flight

Alan Boyle writes: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane was set loose for its first gliding flight today, about 45,000 feet above California’s Mojave Desert — and landed to a chorus of cheers minutes later. That’s one small step for gliders,

SpaceShipTwo Testing

SpaceShipTwo took to the skies over Mojave, California recently in the first capture flight test with a pilot on board. The double-hulled WhiteKnight2 lifted the commercial suborbital vehicle into the blue desert skies July 16th and did some manouvering before

Farewell, Rocketplane

Rocketplane Global has been barely hanging on the last couple of years since its orbital counterpart, Rocketplane Global, lost its NASA COTS award and the financial crisis dried up the investment market. The company, in particular vice president Chuck Lauer,