Space news roundup: SpaceX, ULA, Virgin Galactic
Sep. 09, 2016 3:43 AM ETSpaceX (SPACE)BA, LMT, SPACEBy: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor2 Comments
- SpaceX (SPACE) is leading a probe into its recent Falcon 9 rocket explosion, but some say it may be another 9-12 months before the firm returns to flight.
- That may be good news for rival United Launch Alliance (LMT, BA), which launched an Atlas 5 rocket from Florida on Thursday to collect samples from near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
- Meanwhile, Virgin Galactic's new spaceship had its first test flight yesterday afternoon, the first since an October 2014 crash that killed one of two test pilots.