10 Top US Launches Companies in 2022

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

A decade ago, only multiple launched companies existed in the United States, with Elon Musk and SpaceX just starting run businesses.

After the arrival of new launch startups, we are now in the golden age of rocketry. Here are some huge commercial launch companies in the US:

1. SpaceX Elon Musk acts so aggressively as the California-based company launched 60 rockets this year alone, with a 100 percent success mission.

Besides, SpaceX was able to support other companies when Western access to the Russian Soyuz rocket ended due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

2. United Launch Alliance The Colorado-based company successfully launched seven Atlas V and one Delta IV Heavy mission in 2022.

ULA will make a debut launch of the large rocket next year as they finally get a pair of BE-4 flight engines from another space company Blue Origin.

3. Rocket Lab After the Electron launch failures in 2020 and 2021, Rocket Lab recorded nine successful launches in 2022.

Furthermore, the company took a huge milestone after launching the CAPSTONE mission, its first deep space mission.

4. Northrop Grumman Its Antares rocket launched successfully twice in 2022 and delivered two Cygnus spacecraft to orbit.

Unfortunately, the Russia-Ukraine war gave serious problems to Northrop Grumman.

Antares rocket currently uses RD-181 engines made in Russia, and, to make things worst, the first stage is manufactured in Ukraine.

Six other launch companies which made significant progress this year are Virgin Orbit, Firefly, Blue Origin, Relativity Space, ABL Space, and Astra.

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