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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:28:43 +0000
Air Force asked to submit a plan to provide the United States Central Command with persistent weather imagery.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:20:05 +0000
NGA plans to continue adding datasets, tools and challenges to GEOWorks, the collaborative data sharing platform NGA Director Robert Cardillo unveiled Monday at the 2018 GEOINT Symposium.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:11:07 +0000
Emirati fleet operator Yahsat on April 26 said it is acquiring a majority stake in fellow Emirati operator Thuraya for an undisclosed amount.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:55:52 +0000
NASA will pay more money for less cargo delivered to the International Space Station under a set of follow-on commercial cargo contracts awarded in 2016, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:45:21 +0000
Continuing its country-by-country fight against Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network, French satellite fleet operator Eutelsat is returning to its home country regulator to challenge Inmarsat’s recently granted authorization.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:12:51 +0000
Large constellations of satellites planned for low Earth orbit (LEO) present little threat to Iridium’s business despite sharing the same orbit, CEO Matt Desch said April 26.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:58:32 +0000
China successfully completed its twelfth orbital launch of 2018 late on Wednesday, sending five small Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites into orbit.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:12:54 +0000
Intelligence analysts have a problem: more data than ever before. “It presents a massive challenge for us,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr., U.S. Central Command deputy commander.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:31:43 +0000
A longtime space advocate is stepping away from the space resources company he helped found more than five years ago and now plans to help develop the next generation of space startups.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:40:26 +0000
FY-19 NDAA: Lawmakers are diving deeper into DoD acquisition strategies and space capabilities, particularly launch.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:37:06 +0000
Eurockot’s Launch Services last mission using the Russian-German Rockot launcher took place successfully April 25 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:00:18 +0000
GAO: “Implementing a strategy to support multiple launch providers may prove challenging."
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:23:42 +0000
Thermo Capital, owner of Globalstar, is merging the satellite operator with a landline company it owns in a $1.65 billion deal intended to help pay off Globalstar’s debts.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:32:25 +0000
Northrop Grumman executives said April 25 that the company declined to submit a proposal for the next set of GPS 3 satellites, all but guaranteeing that Lockheed Martin will win the competition.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:50:15 +0000
The remote sensing industry is trying to contribute to “global transparency,” said Walter Scott, chief technology officer of Maxar Technologies and founder of DigitalGlobe.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:10:01 +0000
The House of Representatives approved legislation April 24 that would reform commercial remote sensing regulation and create a licensing regime for “non-traditional” commercial space activities.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:25:18 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson made news last week at the Space Symposium with major announcements on the reorganization of Space and Missile Systems Center and the standup of a new office to eliminate bottlenecks in the system.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:11:07 +0000
Iceye, the Finnish company flying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite, forged an alliance with Ursa Space Systems, a firm that offers economic insights from geospatial data.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:20:22 +0000
Countering WMDs is a major intelligence fusion challenge. Thomas: “Even for an organization that prides itself in agility, which we do, this is some incredibly problem solving.”
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:23:58 +0000
Geospatial data companies are focusing intently on acquiring satellite imagery quickly and speeding data delivery to customers.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:22:18 GMT
It appears that SpaceXs 'Dragon capsule' is set to be powered by Artificial Intelligence and may offer a human-brain interface via Neuralink, a tweet by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has suggested. "Oh btw I'm building a cyborg dragon," the tech mogul tweeted late on Wednesday.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:28:33 GMT
For more images like these or to find out more about the landforms featured, see NASA's "Earth as Art," available to download or as a free ebook. For more images like these or to find out more about the landforms featured, see NASA's "Earth as Art," available to download or as a free ebook.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:45:23 GMT
Have you ever wanted to spend your honeymoon, anniversary, or any special occasion in space? If space start-up Orion Span delivers on its promise, you'll be able to book its Aurora Station space hotel in as little as four years, according to a article . "We are launching the first-ever affordable luxury space hotel," says Frank Bunger, the founder and CEO of the company.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:23:15 GMT
Flight crew stand beside an Orbital ATK Inc. missile during the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, in Paris on June 19, 2017. Flight crew stand beside an Orbital ATK Inc. missile during the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, in Paris on June 19, 2017.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:40:42 GMT
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield temporarily went blind on a spacewalk 17 years ago. Cleaning fluid irritated his eyes during a crucial construction mission on the International Space Station, causing him extreme pain and fogging his vision with tears.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:49:14 GMT
Space is the new frontier of warfare. That was the theme of a "Space Symposium" in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:04:02 GMT
The data released Wednesday include high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars collected by the space agency's Gaia probe, which was launched in 2013. Unlike NASA's Hubble telescope, which takes images of the sky, Gaia measures the distance, motion, brightness and color of stars.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:27:30 GMT
Now that SpaceX's Dragon capsule has returned triumphantly to Earth , the idea that young, relatively inexperienced companies can play in the space big leagues - with far less NASA oversight than usual - gains credibility. The coming year will be a busy one for New Space, with several companies rolling out vehicles or beginning test flights after years of behind-the-scenes development.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:54:45 GMT
Chris Slaughter, executive director of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, talks about the Vandenberg Launch Experience exhibit during a ceremony Monday celebrating the completion of the project's second phase. Kevin James, a member of the Discovery Museum's Aerospace Advisory Committee and an engineer at defense contractor ManTech, speaks about the Vandenberg Launch Experience exhibit on Monday night.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:30:57 GMT
Blockchain developers view the satellite industry as ripe for a decentralized platform, and the impact of disruption could be huge. The worldwide satellite business market is estimated at $10.2 billion in 2017, according to Global Satellite Business Market report.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:08:14 GMT
Disorientation in a virtual space station and creating an aurora inside a vacuum tube are just some of the new experiences that await visitors Visitors to the Hong Kong Space Museum will enjoy a more interactive experience when two exhibition halls reopen to the public from Wednesday after a more than two-year closure for a HK$32 million facelift. Experiencing a sensation of disorientation in a virtual space station and creating an aurora inside a vacuum tube were just some of the new experiences that awaited visitors in the two permanent exhibition halls, which covered a total area of 17,200 sq ft in the Tsim Sha Tsui museum.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:18:08 GMT
Ector County Independent School District will be flying two Mission Patches on the International Space Station from Clara Long, 8th grader at Bonham Middle School and Paisley Valenzuela, 1st grader at Gonzales Elementary. Students in the district participated in an art and design competition and worked on art designs to reflect their community and the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:03:23 GMT
When the filmmakers of "Mercury 13," a new documentary about American women who trained for space flight in the 1960s, set out to chronicle their little-known story, they had no inkling how current issues involving women would come into play. British filmmakers Heather Walsh and David Sington said the movie took on added dimensions from matters like equal pay and workplace harassment.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:56:44 GMT
A skywatcher in the Netherlands was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to see the U.S. Air Force's super-secret X-37B space plane on April 11, or that's the likeliest identity of the bright moving spot in the sky. The launch itself wasn't a secret: The robotic craft, made by Boeing, took off on its fifth mission on Sept.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:40:40 GMT
From an ill-fated 'Stand By Me' episode to consulting with NASA scientists, showrunner Zack Estrin reveals all the behind-the-scenes details of season one of the Netflix reboot and looks toward a potential sophomore run. Irwin Allen's original 1960s sci-fi series Lost in Space gave the world its first space family as well as pop culture phrases like, "Danger, Will Robinson."
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:25:19 GMT
Somewhere in the Arctic sea ice, where the temperatures are typically below freezing on even the balmiest days, there is a random pattern of holes, and NASA - the literal rocket scientists who took us to the moon and want to take us to Mars - can't figure out what they are. NASA has spent the past decade flying over the Earth's Arctic and Antarctic regions in an attempt to understand the connections between the world's climate systems, and to look at global warming 's impact on some of the coldest places on Earth.
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:08:58 GMT
Immediately after being sworn into office Monday by Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine took a call from the three U.S. astronauts at the International Space Station who offered "hearty congratulations." The Oklahoma congressman became the 13th administrator of NASA, filling a position that had been vacant for more than a year.

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