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Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:38:43 +0000
NASA officials met last week to review its overall exploration architecture, although it was unclear exactly what they agreed to and when they will make it public. The post NASA meeting works to define exploration architecture appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 00:16:00 +0000
European officials say they’re making progress to achieve “strategic autonomy” in space traffic management by building up both capabilities and policy. The post Europe seeks greater autonomy in space traffic management appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 17:53:49 +0000
The Commerce Department has outlined the services it proposes to offer free of charge to satellite operators from the space traffic management system it is developing. The post Commerce Department outlines plans for basic space traffic management service appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:47:43 +0000
Lynk Global is close to completing a ground station in Hawaii as part of plans to connect its growing constellation of small satellites to standard smartphones this spring. The post Lynk Global finalizing ground station for direct-to-smartphone services appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:34:53 +0000
SpaceX could attempt a long-awaited static-fire test of all 33 Raptor engines in its Super Heavy booster as soon as next week, one of the final technical milestones before an orbital launch attempt, a company executive said Jan. 27. The post SpaceX preparing for Super Heavy static-fire test appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 20:03:03 +0000
L3Harris announced Jan. 26 it delivered the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 to the U.S. Air Force The post Satellite billed as the ‘future GPS’ begins key tests appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:10:26 +0000
Christopher Kubasik, CEO of L3Harris Technologies, said Jan. 27 regulators continue to review the company’s proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne and expects the merger to close in 2023. The post L3Harris ‘optimistic’ Aerojet Rocketdyne acquisition will close in 2023 appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:16:29 +0000
As NASA prepares to launch another commercial crew mission with a Russian cosmonaut on board, the agency says it has yet to work out an agreement with Roscosmos on future crew swaps. The post NASA still working on long-term plans for ISS seat barters appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:08:14 +0000
After recently investing in Spain’s largest reforestation project, Madrid-based operator Hispasat hopes to use a satellite SpaceX is launching next month to support other sustainability projects across Latin America. The post Hispasat invests in reforestation to drive sustainability expansion strategy appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 11:59:45 +0000
A NASA asteroid smallsat mission that lost its original ride to space is considering alternative missions while also accommodating performance issues with its propulsion system. The post Janus considering alternative missions after losing original ride appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Thu, 26 Jan 2023 02:32:18 +0000
A Falcon 9 rocket thundered off a launch pad at Cape Canaveral before dawn Thursday with another batch of 56 Starlink satellites, setting a record for the heaviest payload ever launched on a SpaceX rocket at more than 38,000 pounds.
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 23:51:44 +0000
Rocket Lab’s first mission from a launch pad in Virginia delivered three small commercial satellites into orbit Tuesday night, starting what the company hopes will be a banner year with at least 15 flights from the new U.S. launch site and a spaceport in New Zealand.
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 21:08:19 +0000
Rocket Lab launched its first mission from a new launch site in Virginia Tuesday. The company's small satellite launcher took off from Virginia's Eastern Shore at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT), carrying three small commercial satellites into orbit for HawkEye 360.
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 23:18:36 +0000
Rocket Lab is set to fill up its small Electron launcher with propellant fire it into space from Virginia Tuesday evening with three commercial satellites, the company's second try to launch its first mission from U.S. soil after bad weather thwarted attempts last month.
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 14:45:14 +0000
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and NASA astronaut Nicole Mann suited up and floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to prepare the lab for arrival of another pair of new solar arrays later this year.
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 20:19:16 +0000
SpaceX's first launch of the year from California, and fourth mission overall in 2023, added 51 more satellites to the Starlink internet constellation, keeping pace with the company's goal of 100 Falcon rocket launches this year.
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 13:58:59 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, at 7:43 a.m. PST (10:43 a.m. EST; 1543 GMT) Thursday with 51 more Starlink internet satellites. The mission was delayed more than a week due to bad weather.
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 23:20:24 +0000
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket just after sunrise Wednesday from Cape Canaveral, hauling a GPS navigation satellite into orbit to replace an aging 16-year-old spacecraft in the global positioning network trusted to guide everything from military weapons to civilian commuters.
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 22:25:06 +0000
SpaceX's second launch for the U.S. military in three days is set to blast off from Florida and deliver a GPS navigation satellite into orbit Wednesday, reinforcing the global positioning and timing network as four more GPS spacecraft are in storage at a Lockheed Martin factory in Colorado to be launched as needed over the next few years.
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 05:59:32 +0000
A U.S. military data relay satellite and a rideshare platform with its own suite of payloads rocketed into a sunset sky over Florida's Space Coast Sunday on a Falcon Heavy launcher, putting on a dazzling show for local residents and visitors as the rocket's two side boosters returned to Cape Canaveral for landing.

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