Commercial Space

The Commercial Space industry has grown rapidly in the last few years partly due to the retirement of the space shuttle and the need to supply cargo and crew to the space station.

This page will follow the progress of the various companies as they reach towards space.

Sub-Orbital Craft

Craft that are designed to reach the edge of space and then return to the launch site.

SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic Test Flight’s on-going Commercial Operations scheduled to begin once testing has been completed, progress was delayed following an accident that resulted in the death of one of the test pilots.
New Shepherd Blue Origin In Development No date available for Commercial Operations to begin.
Lynx XCOR Cancelled XCor has stopped development and are instead focusing on engine development.

Orbital Craft

Dragon, Dragon V2 SpaceX In Production Commercial Operations began in 2013. Dragon V2 development ongoing, first test flight scheduled for late 2017.
Cygnus Orbital Sciences Corporation In Production Commercial Operations began in 2013.
Dream Chaser Sierra Nevada Corporation In Development No date currently available for Commercial Operations to begin.
CST100 Boeing In Development No date currently available for Commercial Operations to begin.

Launchers

SpaceX Falcon 1/9/Heavy Falcon 1 retired, Falcon 9 operational, Falcon Heavy in development
Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus, Taurus, Antares, Minotaur All operational
Blue Origin New Glenn In development
Stratolaunch Systems Stratolaunch System In development
Virgin Orbit LauncherOne In development
Rocket Lab Electron In development

Off World Landers

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