For a long time, American space exploration was a closed circle: There was just one customer, the U.S. government (NASA) and a handful of giant defense contractors. Then in 2008 Elon Musk’s SpaceX put the first privately financed rocket into orbit, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin promised private flights, and space was suddenly a lively market with companies vying to put satellites and humans into orbit.
TYVAK INTERNATIONAL CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN $153.6M EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY HERA MISSION
Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Corporation and leading Italian and European developer of nanosatellites, announced today that it has been named the Prime Contractor for the development of the “MILANI” Mission.
After a lengthy grounding following a failed launch in July 2019, the closure of the Guiana Space Centre due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, and a further postponement because of high-altitude winds, Arianespace’s small-lift Vega rocket finally launched on its Return To Flight (RTF) mission.