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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 13:23:34 +0000
A NASA-funded lunar cubesat is on its way to the moon July 4 after a series of burns by a Rocket Lab transfer stage. The post CAPSTONE heads to the moon appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 00:33:21 +0000
The government of New Zealand has formally joined a U.S.-led ban on testing of destructive direct-ascent ASAT weapons in an effort to build momentum for a global prohibition on such tests. The post New Zealand joins ASAT testing ban appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 22:40:05 +0000
NASA is continuing to work with Roscosmos on a seat barter agreement despite missing a self-imposed deadline last month to complete a deal in time to allow exchanges on missions launching this fall. The post NASA and Roscosmos continue seat barter discussions appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 08:15:31 +0000
Virgin Orbit successfully placed a set of payloads for the U.S. Space Force into orbit early July 2 in the company’s first nighttime launch. The post Virgin Orbit launches Space Force mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:41:36 +0000
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on July 1 launched the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The rocket lifted off at 7:15 p.m. Eastern from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The post ULA’s Atlas 5 launches U.S. Space Force experimental missile-warning satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:51:14 +0000
Agile Space Industries is preparing to consolidate propulsion design, manufacturing and production in a new 1,860-square-meter facility in Durango, Colorado. The post Agile to consolidate operations in new Colorado plant appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:52:51 +0000
OneWeb will launch some of its next-generation satellites on Relativity Space’s next-generation launch vehicle starting as soon as 2025, the companies announced June 30. The post OneWeb to launch second-generation satellites with Relativity Space appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:02:00 +0000
The Chinese Academy Sciences is preparing to select a new batch of space missions from proposals to study Earth, the Sun and solar system, and the deeper universe as part of a "New Horizons Program." The post Venus orbiter, lunar constellation and exoplanets telescopes among candidates as China selects new space science missions appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:40:15 +0000
House appropriators eliminated most of a proposed budget increase for the FAA’s commercial space transportation office while also directing the agency on spaceports and cooperation with another agency on spaceflight investigations. The post House appropriators reduce proposed budget for FAA commercial space office appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 23:59:09 +0000
Canada’s Kepler Communications said June 30 it plans to use D-Orbit’s orbital transfer vehicle for the next two satellites in its low-data-rate constellation. The post Kepler books orbital transfer vehicle for next launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:43:02 +0000
Chinese state-owned and commercial companies are developing capabilities to launch liquid propellant rockets from sea platforms to boost the country's launch options. The post China looks to launch liquid propellant rockets from the seas appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 01:32:19 +0000
With commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope nearly complete, project officials and NASA leadership promise the telescope’s first images will stun scientists and the public alike. The post NASA prepares to release first JWST science images appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:50:47 +0000
SpaceX launched the first television broadcast satellite under SES’s C-band clearing plan June 29 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The post SpaceX launches SES-22 C-band replacement satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:48:28 +0000
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced June 29, but is continuing to lead the agency as he isolates at home. The post NASA administrator tests positive for COVID appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:36:38 +0000
Space Force acquisition executive Frank Calvelli said he would be open to a different model than the current two-vendor approach for national security launch services procurement The post Space Force considering strategy for procuring national security launch services appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:08:21 +0000
Former NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver has written a book about her time at the agency. Rand Simberg reviews the book with a focus on Garver’s efforts to put NASA on a new course that leveraged commercial capabilities. The post Escaping Gravity and the struggle to reshape NASA appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:38:11 +0000
Italian rocket maker Avio secured 340 million euros ($358 million) in government funding June 29 to develop launch vehicles for the next decade. The post Avio gets pandemic recovery funds to develop launchers for the 2030s appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:00:21 +0000
Sierra Space announced an agreement with the Turkish Space Agency and an affiliated company June 29 that could lead to cooperation on human spaceflight and lunar missions. The post Sierra Space signs agreement with Turkish Space Agency appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:48:35 +0000
The successful launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission was the culmination of two and a half years of work at Rocket Lab that, the company’s chief executive says, could enable “ridiculously low cost” planetary missions. The post Rocket Lab sees payoff from CAPSTONE launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:21:42 +0000
Frank Calvelli said he wants to make sure Blue Origin and ULA understand 'the importance of hitting their milestones' for the BE-4 and Vulcan The post Space Force acquisition chief to meet with ULA and Blue Origin, expects Vulcan to launch in December appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Sat, 02 Jul 2022 13:11:44 +0000
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket fired off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Friday on a six-hour climb to geosynchronous orbit, deploying a classified payload and a U.S. Space Force satellite to test an improved infrared heat-sensitive sensor design that could help detect and track enemy hypersonic missiles.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 01:58:18 +0000
NASA's powerful new Space Launch System moon rocket was hauled from its launch pad back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center Saturday for final repairs, testing and closeouts, moving closer to liftoff later this summer after completing a fueling demonstration last month.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 23:50:47 +0000
Officials scrubbed the launch of an Atlas 5 rocket for the U.S. Space Force Thursday due to the risk of lightning from nearby thunderstorms, delaying the liftoff of the $1.1 billon mission until Friday evening.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:35:20 +0000
Dodging stormy weather in Central Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 7:15 p.m. EDT (2315 GMT) Friday, carrying two experimental satellites for the U.S. Space Force on a six-hour climb toward geosynchronous orbit.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:31:13 +0000
Three Singaporean satellites lifted off Thursday on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and rocketed into an orbit more than 350 miles above Earth to begin missions supporting military surveillance, technology demonstrations, and solar research.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:57:03 +0000
Three satellites from Singapore rode an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle into orbit Thursday. Liftoff from the Satish Dhawan Space Center occurred at 8:32 a.m. EDT (1232 GMT).
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:09:21 +0000
Virgin Orbit's fifth LauncherOne rocket mission began with release from the company's Boeing 747 carrier aircraft over the Pacific Ocean at 11:53 p.m. PDT Friday (2:53 a.m. EDT; 0653 GMT Saturday). The air-launched rocket is carrying seven small CubeSat payloads into orbit for the U.S. military and NASA.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:59:01 +0000
SpaceX closed out the first half of 2022 on Wednesday with its 27th mission of the year, powering a commercial television broadcasting satellite into orbit for SES on a Falcon 9 rocket as the company is poised to break its annual launch record in the coming weeks.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:59:50 +0000
SpaceX launched a television broadcasting satellite Wednesday for SES, with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral occurring at 5:04 p.m. EDT (2104 GMT). The Falcon 9 booster landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:00:19 +0000
The first nighttime flight of Virgin Orbit's commercial air-launched rocket is on track for this week off the coast of California, carrying seven small satellites into orbit on a mission for the U.S. military's Space Test Program.

 
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