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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:30:15 +0000
Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:35:27 +0000
A "program integration council" run by the Space and Missile Systems Center will include representatives from DoD space-buying agencies and the National Reconnaissance Office. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:46:47 +0000
While public-private partnerships are getting a lot of attention, the space industry has not traditionally leveraged non-supply chain partnerships as frequently or as fluidly as some industries. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:00:08 +0000
Bridenstine: "I really hope people take away from this discussion that we are an instrument of national power." SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:01:06 +0000
Microsoft unveiled Azure Orbital Sept. 22, a service to help customers move data from satellites directly into the Azure cloud for processing and storage. “With Azure Orbital, we’re taking our infrastructure to space, enabling anyone to access satellite data and capabilities from Azure,” CEO Satya Nadella said during the Microsoft Ignite 2020 conference. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:00:48 +0000
Radar satellite operator Iceye raised $87 million in a Series C round announced Sept. 22, boosting the Finnish startup’s total investment tally to $152 million. SpaceNews
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:35:08 +0000
NASA used the release of a report on the Artemis program to seek full funding of the effort to return humans to the moon, warning that they had six months to secure its budget to keep a 2024 landing on schedule. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:29:01 +0000
The contract is to upgrade and expand the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System that track objects in geostationary orbits. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:30:49 +0000
Congress gave the Space Force “wide latitude to define their future." But Congress is impatient, Hyten cautioned. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:04:26 +0000
Arianespace and OneWeb on Sept. 21 announced a revised launch contract that covers OneWeb’s constellation deployment with three fewer launches than originally planned.  SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:07:49 +0000
David Gauthier spoke with SpaceNews about the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s growing needs for commercial data and services. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:07:16 +0000
BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:20:05 +0000
NASA’s inspector general warned in a recent report that the agency’s planetary science division was taking “undue risk” in its current approach to a commercial lunar transportation program. SpaceNews
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 04:09:52 +0000
The U.S. Space Force acquires, operates and maintains a constellation of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites that are reserved for strategic, high-priority military missions, providing secure, jam-resistant communications. SpaceNews
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:35:29 +0000
A concern for the United States will be China’s diplomatic push to win over allies and challenge American leadership in space. SpaceNews
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:48:55 +0000
A shift to remote working caused by the coronavirus pandemic has created new cybersecurity challenges for NASA, agency officials said at a Sept. 18 House hearing. SpaceNews
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:34:34 +0000
Launch startup PLD Space of Spain raised 7 million euros ($8.2 million) this week from Madrid-based investment bankers Arcano Partners to continue development of its Miura family of partially reusable rockets. SpaceNews
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:24:10 +0000
A smallsat mission to study the atmosphere of Mars is looking for a new ride after being removed as a secondary payload on the launch of a NASA asteroid mission. SpaceNews
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:45:58 +0000
New Space has for the last decade challenged the established design rules for spacecraft, and proved that is it possible to design and launch small spacecrafts at a fraction of the cost of traditional designs. OneWeb being one of the pioneers challenging the established supplier base using new thinking to drive down the cost and […] SpaceNews
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:30:36 +0000
As a new venture proposes to send the winner of a reality show to the International Space Station, some investors see a stronger business case for a future commercial space station. SpaceNews
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