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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:29:31 +0000
In spite of all the safeguards, companies must continually monitor traffic on their global networks to detect attempted or successful penetration and take steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:02:12 +0000
Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:50:53 +0000
President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:57:05 +0000
Vector, one of a growing number of companies developing small launch vehicles, plans to carry out its first orbital launch this summer from Alaska. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:29:05 +0000
When members of the National Space Council meet this week, they are expected to discuss, among other issues, regulatory reforms intended to promote growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:06:38 +0000
What exactly will replace SBIRS remains to be seen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson suggested the new system will be “simpler” and more survivable to enemy attacks. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:44:31 +0000
Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:38:47 +0000
The head of the organization that manages the national laboratory portion of the International Space Station will leave next month as it deals with an uncertain long-term future for the station. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:32:36 +0000
Telesat, with one demonstration satellite for its planned broadband satellite constellation in orbit, expects to announce plans for manufacturing the full system in the coming months as it seeks partners to help fund its development. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:45:19 +0000
NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, but delayed, launch of an astronomy spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:38:53 +0000
Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Belmer is taking a contrary view on short-term capacity leases and the explosive growth of video streaming — two disruptive video trends causing angst among satellite operators with substantial television broadcast business. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:20:41 +0000
The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working to revise an agreement to support development of the company's AR1 rocket engine, as questions continue about the engine's long-term future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:05:27 +0000
The president of the Canadian Space Agency said he is taking a "wait and see" approach to NASA's plans to end funding of the International Space Station in the mid-2020s, citing the lack of detail. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:38:59 +0000
NASA’s topline budget will be flat for the foreseeable future — which means an effective decrease in real dollar funding for the agency. As a result, President Trump may see his moon plans come crashing down to Earth. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:09:54 +0000
Satellite hardware and network builder Gilat of Israel, seeking to interest cellular operators in expanding their reach by satellite, is pressing forward with a strategy of building the entire network for them in exchange for multi-year commitments to pay for the service. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:33:42 +0000
The Air Force creating a budget line for small launch is a “very good thing for the industry,” said Steve Nixon, vice president of strategic development at Stratolaunch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:31:01 +0000
Fleet operator ViaSat’s newest satellite could lose around 15 percent of its intended throughput due to an antenna problem discovered after launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:34:06 +0000
A United Nations committee reached agreement last week on nine guidelines intended to reduce the risk of collisions in space and other harmful space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:25:22 +0000
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants his agency approve SpaceX’s 15-month-old application to serve the U.S. with its proposed megaconstellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:17:22 +0000
U.S. intelligence report: “Russia and China aim to have nondestructive and destructive counter-space weapons available for use during a potential future conflict.” SpaceNews.com
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