Archive for September, 2016

Swiss NewSpace CEO Nearly Killed in Gruesome Attack

Swiss NewSpace CEO Nearly Killed in Gruesome Attack

The head of one of Europe’s most ambitious NewSpace companies has been the victim of a bizarre and horrifically violent attack which has left him fighting for his life. According to a report from the Tribune de Genève  (French), and in English here, the founder and CEO of Swiss Space Systems, Pascal Jaussi, was abducted by […]

Posted in: NewSpace
A New (ish) North American Rocket: The Cyclone 4

A New (ish) North American Rocket: The Cyclone 4

Buried by the coverage of yesterday’s explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral was the somewhat unexpected announcement that Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye Design Office is moving rapidly towards establishing a commercial launch operation for its Cyclone 4 rocket in North America. According to the press release, which is included below, the Cyclone 4 would […]

SpaceX Suffers Major Explosion at Cape Canaveral – Update 2

SpaceX Suffers Major Explosion at Cape Canaveral – Update 2

  Update: SpaceX has provided a statement regarding today’s incident. “SpaceX can confirm that in preparation for today’s static fire, there was an anomaly on the pad resulting in the loss of the vehicle and its payload. Per standard procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries.” Notably, a close reading of the […]

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