Tucson-based Vector Launch busy ramping up for orbital launches

Tucson-based startup Vector Launch has garnered some valuable brand awareness recently, but the time for talk is ending, CEO Jim Cantrell says.

The media-savvy Cantrell has been popping up on TV and other media outlets to talk about the company as it works toward its goal of launching mini-satellites into orbit later this year.

Cantrell — a co-founder of SpaceX who is considered an expert on the fast-growing commercial space industry — says good publicity is important, but it’s time for action.