October 14: The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) and the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) have signed an agreement to work with Spaceport America to continue to improve overall flight safety and efficient flight operations at the Spaceport America Cup.


October 12: C6 Launch Systems, which builds rockets designed to launch small satellites, will begin testing integration of its launch system components at Spaceport America in January 2021. Its work at the spaceport will begin with building a new test stand at the facility's vertical launch site.

September 19: New Mexico State University's Atomic Aggies team performed two successful rocket launches at Spaceport America. The team-built rocket, "Archangel" carried an 8.8-pound CubeSat chile growing chamber to a height of 8,333 feet. The other rocket was designed and built solely by Scott Komar for his National Association of Rocketry Level 3 certification.

September 18: The Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque announced that three software and hardware innovations developed there have been integrated into NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and its flight companion, a 4-pound Mars Helicopter named Ingenuity.

September 15: A developer for the Midland International Air and Space Port announced that a demonstration round-trip point-to-point spaceflight between Spaceport America and the Texas facility may happen next year.

September 6: Virgin Galactic announced its next test flight of SpaceShipTwo will take place at Spaceport America on or shortly after October 22, 2020.



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New Mexico Space News
2020
2020
October 14: The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) and the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) have signed an agreement to work with Spaceport America to continue to improve overall flight safety and efficient flight operations at the Spaceport America Cup.

October 12
: C6 Launch Systems, which builds rockets designed to launch small satellites, will begin testing integration of its launch system components at Spaceport America in January 2021. Its work at the spaceport will begin with building a new test stand at the facility's vertical launch site.

September 19
: New Mexico State University's Atomic Aggies team performed two successful rocket launches at Spaceport America. The team-built rocket, "Archangel" carried an 8.8-pound CubeSat chile growing chamber to a height of 8,333 feet. The other rocket was designed and built solely by Scott Komar for his National Association of Rocketry Level 3 certification.

September 18
: The Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque announced that three software and hardware innovations developed there have been integrated into NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and its flight companion, a 4-pound Mars Helicopter named Ingenuity.

September 15
: A developer for the Midland International Air and Space Port announced that a demonstration round-trip point-to-point spaceflight between Spaceport America and the Texas facility may happen next year.

September 6
: Virgin Galactic announced its next test flight of SpaceShipTwo will take place at Spaceport America on or shortly after October 22, 2020.








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Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.

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Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.

Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2020.
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