Spaceleaks daily: Mar 23, 2021


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Spaceleaks daily: Mar 23, 2021





An interview with test pilot Brian Binnie recounts his historic flight on SpaceShipOne and the future of private space travel in his new book
in “The Magic and Menace of SpaceShipOne.

Eric Berger reports that Europe is starting to freak out about the launch dominance of SpaceX. Apparently, Economic ministers in France and Italy think that the launch market has changed dramatically since the Ariane 6 and Vega-C rockets were first designed in 2014 and will not be competitive in the launch market of the near future.

In case you missed one, this is a brief overview of the space SPAC IPOs deals so far: Virgin Galactic, Holicity (Astra), Vector Acquisition (Rocket Lab), Stable Road Acquisition (Momentus), NavSight Holdings (Spire Global), Osprey Technology Acquisition (BlackSky), and New Providence Acquisition (AST SpaceMobile). Also, MDA Ltd. filed the preliminary prospectus for its initial public offering of common shares. SeekingAlpha posted a more detailed view of the Rocket Lab – Vector Acquisition deal.

Finally, you can download the March 15th issue of SpaceNews Magazine.


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