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Seattle-based Xplore says it’s joining forces with Houston-based Nanoracks to create low-cost rideshare opportunities for payloads heading for the moon, Mars and other destinations beyond Earth orbit. The partnership takes advantage of the commercial approach to deep-space exploration that’s being pioneered at NASA under … Continue reading
Nanoracks says it’ll put a metal-cutting robot to work in orbit next year as part of a satellite deployment mission, marking the first in-space test of a key habitat-building technology. All this is due to be done under the umbrella of … Continue reading
It takes a village to raise an space outpost, and NanoRacks’ array of villagers includes Stratolaunch as well as Olis Robotics, the startup formerly known as BluHaptics. NanoRacks, which is headquartered in Texas, today listed those two Seattle-based companies among its partners for a … Continue reading
Don’t call them commercial space stations, or gateways, or portals. NanoRacks is laying claim to a different moniker for its new breed of refurbished orbital modules. “We like ‘outposts,’” NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber told GeekWire. The space outposts that Manber has … Continue reading
NASA has accepted a plan from a private venture called NanoRacks to provide the International Space Station with an air lock that would serve as its first commercial portal. The plan could serve as the model for the eventual development of … Continue reading
Blue Origin, the space venture backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is reportedly planning to start flying research payloads on its New Shepard suborbital space vehicle as early as the first half of 2016. “We’re aiming for the second quarter … Continue reading