Dark Space Abandons the Small Launch Market?

In March 2022, and as late as November 2022, Dark Space was focused on building a launch system very similar to Virgin Orbit, with a forecast launch date of 2026.

Fast forward to January 2023, Dark Space has a new website and now appears to be focused on building a “tactical space platform for collision avoidance and satellite neutralization.


Unfortunately there is no public information available on what triggered this abrupt pivot, or details on the new product… perhaps Virgin Orbit’s struggles forced the hard decision?