A Continuing Series
|LBREPORT.com has previously noted: "[Long Beach's] growth in space ventures is organic, privately pursued with pioneering firms competing for what proponents view as a potentially lucrative market."
Archived stories are below, followed by overview of LB space-related firms is below at this jump link.
Long Beach-based Rocket Lab Sets May 15 UTC For Its Next Mission With Parachute-Based Splash-Down Recovery Of Its Electron Rocket From Space
Long Beach Based Virgin Orbit Capitalizes On Its Unique Air Lauched System To Provide Launch Capability To Brazil
Rocket Lab Plans May 2021 Repeat Of Its Nov. 2020 Launch/Parachute-Slowed Recovery Of Booster Rocket AND Intends To Move Toward Mid-Air Recovery AND Is Developing New Launch Vehicle For Propulsive (Engine Slowed) Landing on Ocean Platform
The two BlackSky payloads for our next mission have arrived in the cleanroom at Launch Complex 1!
Long Beach Firm "Relativity" -- That Aims To Create World's First Printed Launch Vehicle -- Awarded Defense Dept. Contract
Long Beach headquartered Rocket Lab launched (Mar. 22) from its New Zealand site and successfully deployed seven satellites. "Another flawless launch for our customers." pic.twitter.com/gv7ztGl5y0
The briefcase – this is what makes Photon a plug and play satellite. Attach this to any Kick Stage and it instantly becomes a Photon satellite. Launching on our next mission later in March. pic.twitter.com/0tiidrB4cf
Long Beach Based Virgin Orbit Puts Its Plane-Launched Rocket Payload Into Orbit
Screen save from Virgin Orbit Twitter video
Two LB-Based Firms Ready Space Launches In Coming Days (Virgin Orbit and Rocket Lab)
Elon Musk Sends His Congratulations As Long Beach HQ'd Firm -- Rocket Lab -- Details Its Success In Simultaneously Orbiting Thirty Satellites AND Using Parachute System To Recover Its First Stage Launch Rocket
Long Beach HQ'd Firm -- Rocket Lab -- Successfully Orbits Thirty Satellites In Single Launch AND Recovers Its Launch Rocket
Long Beach's Future In Space: Various Scientists and Entrepreneurs Are Pursuing It Now
Initial Photos: Zero G Fliers From LB Airport Float In Weightless Wonder, LBREPORT.com Publisher Pearl Describes Experience As "Ethereal, Other-Worldly, Gentle Physically But Intense For One's Senses" (As Earthly Moves Put His Feet On Ceiling)
Zero G Plane Producing Passenger Glee Also Quietly Enabled Scientists To Pursue These Space Exploration/Travel Advances
Experimental data being collected while Jason Marshall (left) and Jose Andrade (center) watch during a zero gravity parabola. Text and image source: Zero G
How Zero G Weightless Plane Flight Helped Pioneer Manufacturing Human Organs In Space .
RocketLab:.3881 McGowen St.) launches multiple satellites using its Electron rockets. In November 2020, Rocket Lab successfully recovered the rocket's first stage "using a parachute system for a controlled water landing before collection by a recovery vessel" and plans to use the system to refurbish and relaunch its rockets. In March 2021, it announced plans to build ager rocket and to go public on NASDAQ. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit (based at 4022 Conant St.) puts satellites into orbit using a plane-launched system
RocketLab:.3881 McGowen St.) launches multiple satellites using its Electron rockets. In November 2020, Rocket Lab successfully recovered the rocket's first stage "using a parachute system for a controlled water landing before collection by a recovery vessel" and plans to use the system to refurbish and relaunch its rockets. In March 2021, it announced plans to build ager rocket and to go public on NASDAQ.
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit (based at 4022 Conant St.) puts satellites into orbit using a plane-launched systemIn January 2021, it successfully used this system to put ten satellites into orbit.
Relativity (3500 E. Burnett; website text: "Relativity is building the first autonomous rocket factory and launch services for satellite constellations...We are building the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket, Terran 1. Terran 1 has 100x lower part count than traditional rockets, a radically simple supply chain, and will be built from raw material to flight in less than 60 days with unparalleled iteration speed."
Spin Launch (4350 E Conant St, Long Beach, CA 90808) (developing mass accelerator technology to send payloads into space.)
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