2021 Midyear Orbital Launch Update

Introduction | Much of the world came roaring back to life throughout the first half of 2021, and the global orbital launch industry was no exception. Comparing the period between…

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Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight

Introduction | Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth in April 1961, humans in pioneering new technologies and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible. This year ushered in…

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Infrastructure: Orbital Launch Vehicle Overview

Introduction |Throughout 2018, nations, multinational organizations, industry, and academia launched payloads and experiments into orbit and on suborbital flights. Six nations, including the European Space Agency (ESA), continued, and in…

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