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Sat, 24 Aug 2019 15:09:04 +0000
Satellite broadband company Ovzon said Aug. 24 that a better offer from Arianespace for a 2021 launch aboard an Ariane 5 prompted it exit an agreement to launch its first fully owned satellite on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 13:51:30 +0000
A rare uncrewed flight of a Soyuz spacecraft took another twist Aug. 24 when the spacecraft failed to make an automated docking with the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:16:11 +0000
When small launch vehicle developer Vector announced it was suspending operations Aug. 9, many in the industry wondered if this was the beginning of a long-anticipated shakeout of an overcrowded market. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:35:10 +0000
As SpaceX turned its attention to the larger Falcon 9 and programs like commercial cargo and crew, its presence at the annual Conference on Small Satellites, and the overall smallsat industry, faded. At this year’s conference, SpaceX retained its low profile but also announced its return to the smallsat market. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:14:11 +0000
Radio astronomers say OneWeb has not, until recently, paid attention to their concerns about interference, but that it is not too late to avoid a spectrum conflict.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:30:19 +0000
Shareholders of Hong Kong satellite operator AsiaSat voted overwhelmingly in favor of privatization, setting the company on a course to delist from the Hong Kong stock exchange on Sept. 5. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:28:52 +0000
Large-scale rideshare missions are not without their challenges, both for the launch provider and satellite operators. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:29:15 +0000
A revised policy for approving the launch of spacecraft with nuclear power systems is the latest measure intended to support greater use of nuclear power systems in orbit and beyond. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:32:49 +0000
Five decades after Apollo, NASA — burdened with an old-school management culture — originally offered a linear, programmatic solution to its most recent White House mandate to return Americans sustainably to the moon. That was a mistake, but it need not be a fatal one. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:14:40 +0000
Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it is modifying its schedule for commercial lunar lander missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:13:59 +0000
United Launch Alliance completed the last launch of a Delta 4 Medium Aug. 22, sending a GPS-3 satellite into a medium Earth orbit for the U.S. Air Force.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:15:10 +0000
A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:47:09 +0000
Gary Wentz, ULA’s vice president of government and commercial programs, said the last Delta 4 heavy mission is currently slated for the second half of 2023.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:10:56 +0000
During the 33-month project scheduled to begin in early 2020, GHGSat will compare emissions data from satellite and aircraft sensors with data collected by terrestrial sensors.   SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:44:36 +0000
More than a month after he reassigned the longtime head of its human spaceflight division, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Aug. 21 it may be several weeks before he appoints a successor. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:23:47 +0000
NASA awarded the Aerospace Corp. an engineering, evaluation and testing support contract with a maximum potential value of $621 million over nine years. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:15:58 +0000
Fleet operator ABS expects to wait until 2021 before planning additional satellites. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:59:37 +0000
Despite a strong public endorsement of NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon as a step towards Mars, a series of recommendations approved by the National Space Council Aug. 20 highlight concerns about the agency’s plans to do so. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:43:56 +0000
Nearly five months after directing NASA to accelerate its plans to return humans to the surface of the moon, Vice President Mike Pence said Aug. 20 that the agency’s efforts since then were “on track.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:56:48 +0000
The intelligence community and the DoD agreed to align U.S. Space Command and the NRO into a unified defense structure. SpaceNews.com
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Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:44:03 +0000
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, joined by Italian flight engineer Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, plans to relocate his Soyuz spacecraft to a new docking port on the International Space Station late Sunday (U.S. time), clearing a spot for the unpiloted Soyuz MS-14 spaceship to attempt another automated approach to the complex Monday after aborting its first rendezvous, Russian officials said.
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:02:09 +0000
Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station commanded an approaching unpiloted Soyuz spacecraft to abort its docking Saturday after the ship's automated rendezvous system ran into trouble, leaving ground teams assessing what went wrong and whether to attempt another link-up in orbit.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:12:39 +0000
The last Delta 4 launcher to fly in a single-core configuration rumbled into space Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral with a GPS navigation satellite, leaving United Launch Alliance with five more Delta 4-Heavy missions on contract through late 2023 before the Delta rocket family retires from service.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:27:11 +0000
The final Delta 4 Medium rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 22, 2019, carrying into orbit the U.S. Air Force’s GPS 3 SV02 navigation satellite.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:10:01 +0000
The last Delta 4-Medium rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Thursday with a GPS navigation satellite for the U.S. Air Force.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:06:46 +0000
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will deliver the U.S. Air Force's second GPS 3-series navigation satellite into an elliptical transfer orbit nearly two hours after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:23:25 +0000
With a robot rather than a cosmonaut in the commander's seat, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft rocketed into orbit from Kazakhstan late Wednesday (U.S. time) en route to the International Space Station on a critical test flight before crews begin riding an upgraded Soyuz booster next year.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:23:56 +0000
The last flight of the single-core variant of United Launch Alliance's Delta 4 rocket lifted off at 9:06 a.m. EDT (1306 GMT) Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 207-foot-tall launcher carried a GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:03:09 +0000
United Launch Alliance is set to retire part of its rocket family Thursday with the final flight of the Delta 4 rocket's "single stick" configuration, a mission set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral carrying a new GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:50:21 +0000
An unpiloted Russian Soyuz spaceship aborted an attempted docking with the International Space Station Saturday after encountering trouble with its Kurs automated rendezvous system. The spaceship -- with a robot passenger -- launched on a test flight late Wednesday (U.S. time) with an upgraded model of the Soyuz rocket that will begin carrying crews into orbit next year.

 
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