Washington-made SpaceX satellites to take flight.

Washington’s commercial space cluster is about to experience a new test of its engineering and design prowess with the launch of two prototype satellites this month. If everything goes smoothly, the Redmond-based SpaceX facility will put the first of thousands...

Blue Origin buys more land to expand.

Washington’s commercial space cluster keeps growing by leaps and bounds. The latest announcement comes from Blue Origin, which purchased 31 acres of property near their current world headquarters in Kent, Washington for expansion. The four parcels sold for $14...

Democratizing outer space with a small satellite revolution.

Learning more about our own planet, gathering global intelligence to help commercial industries,academics and government agencies is the mission of Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries. Their BlackSky constellation of data collecting satellites gives customers an...

Washington State space and tech teams awarded NASA grants.

The depth and breadth of expertise in aerospace and technology has positioned Washington State companies as leaders in outer space exploration. Seven Washington businesses have won a share of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business...

Blue Origin nabs prestigious award.

Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin has been awarded the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy for “successfully demonstrating rocket booster reusability with the New Shepard human spaceflight vehicle through five successful test flights of a single booster and engine, all of...

To the moon (and back).

Blue Origin has debuted its new BE-4 engine, which will power a new generation of rockets, including the company’s own New Glenn spacecraft. A follow-on to New Shepard, the New Glenn will have the capability of flying missions to the moon. The new engines were...

Building better, bigger rockets.

Washington State has been a leader in aerospace manufacturing for over a century. And, as the design of spacecraft, rockets and booster systems grows in the state, so does the manufacturing side of the equation. Blue Origin, one of several Washington-based space...

Space hub expands in Washington State.

Washington State is increasingly becoming the epicenter of space exploration. With over a century of aerospace know how and a phenomenal depth of tech expertise in the state, home-grown companies like Blue Origin, Vulcan Aerospace, Planetary Resources and Tethers...

More eyes in the sky taking images of earth.

Another company has joined the burgeoning space industry in Washington State.  San Francisco-based Planet, with offices in several other countries, has opened an engineering office in Bellevue, Washington. The company is deploying nanosatellites that create...