Rocket Report: Starship orbital flight details, Ariane 5 may delay Webb launch

Smoke and flame surround a squat rocket as it lifts off.

Enlarge / Starship SN15 takes to the skies in early April. (credit: SpaceX)

Welcome to Edition 3.44 of the Rocket Report! I took just three days off from work last week, and when I returned to the home office, there was an absolute torrent of launch news to catch up with. In this report, I attempt to do just that.

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Canadian spaceport secures funding. The company behind a proposed spaceport in Canso, Nova Scotia, has secured financing it says will allow it to begin construction on the facility this fall and get its first launch off the ground in 2022. Maritime Launch Services is receiving $10.5 million from Toronto investment bank PowerOne Capital Markets, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.