Welcome to Edition 1.43 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news this week, including new efforts in Japan and New Jersey, of all places, to develop spaceports. Also, NASA's plans to land humans on the Moon by the end of 2024 continues to reverberate through the heavy-launch industry. As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar. Small-launch reckoning looms. In an extended interview, Rocket Lab chief Peter Beck talks about what he's learned running through the gamut of starting a company, developing a rocket, and then moving from development into operations. "If I look back, getting to orbit was kind of hard, but actually once you get to orbit the work's not really done," he says. "Until you reach orbit, … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Small-launch reckoning, Starliner slip, a lunar Falcon Heavy?
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By Stu Woo The Wall Street Journal Tues., Jan. 1, 2019 U.S.-led scrutiny of Huawei Technologies Co. should have been good news for its two biggest competitors in the telecommunications-equipment business, Finland’s Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB of Sweden. It isn’t turning out to be so simple. Major European wireless providers—big customers of all three—say Nokia and Ericsson have been slow to release equipment that is as advanced as Huawei’s. Nokia and Ericsson also face a new, deep-pocketed challenger in Samsung Electronics Co., the South Korean smartphone giant that is aiming to quickly grow its nascent cellular-infrastructure business. And there is another big pitfall for the two: Both Nokia and Ericsson fear that if they are seen trying to take advantage, Beijing could retaliate by cutting off access to the massive Chinese market, people familiar with the matter said. Article Continued Below In recent years, Huawei has surpassed … [Read more...] about Huawei rivals Nokia and Ericsson struggle to capitalize on U.S. scrutiny
Welcome to Edition 1.30 of the Rocket Report. Thanks to everyone for your support this year! It's amazing how much we've grown, both in terms of subscriptions to the newsletter and readers of this weekly post. To celebrate the holidays, we'll be taking a break, so our next report will arrive on January 11. As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar. Russia to decommission Rokot launcher. According to Russian sources, the Rokot vehicle will make two final launches in 2019 and then be decommissioned, Spacewatch reports. The Rokot vehicle, with a capacity of 2 tons to LEO, has made 29 successful launches since its first flight in 1990. Rokot-2? ... The current Rokot vehicle has a Ukrainian-made … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Rokot ending, more spaceports, back-to-back Falcon Heavies
By Stu Woo The Wall Street Journal Wed., Dec. 12, 2018 In the past year, hundreds of Huawei Technologies Co.’s U.S.-based employees watched as Washington labeled the Chinese company a national-security threat and took steps to try to banish its products both in the U.S. and abroad. That campaign—and the recent arrest of Huawei’s finance chief—has spawned job insecurity and uncomfortable party chatter. “When people find out I work at Huawei, the first thing they ask is, ’Are you reading the stories? Are you concerned about your job?’ ” said an employee who fielded such questions at a social gathering Saturday, a week after Canada arrested Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the U.S. over fraud allegations. “The answer is yes.” The maker of telecommunications equipment and smartphones says it employs about 1,500 people in the U.S. While many are Chinese citizens, the company says about 75% of them were … [Read more...] about Huawei’s 1,500 U.S.-based staff grow wary over arrest