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Mon, 25 May 2020 13:15:32 +0000
Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team designed competing sensor payloads for the Next-Gen OPIR geosynchronous satellites.
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:31:13 +0000
China is gearing up to launch its Tianwen-1 Mars mission following the delivery of a Long March 5 launch vehicle to Wenchang launch center.
Mon, 25 May 2020 01:04:22 +0000
A report sent to Congress last week proposing changes to Space Force acquisition programs was an “initial version” and not the final product, the Air Force said.
Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:24 +0000
To get a new, state-of-the-art crewed spacecraft ready to carry astronauts, SpaceX and NASA had to overcome problems with a technology long thought to be understood.
Sun, 24 May 2020 17:10:50 +0000
SpaceNews Senior Staff Writer Jeff Foust and Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger lead a live panel discussion about NASA's use of public-private partnerships to develop lunar landers that could return astronauts to the surface of the moon as soon as 2024. Featuring Draper, Dynetics and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Sun, 24 May 2020 01:49:38 +0000
While both the president and vice president plan to attend the Demo-2 commercial crew launch, there will be far fewer people attending the first American human orbital spaceflight in nearly a decade than once expected.
Sat, 23 May 2020 20:36:35 +0000
Virgin Orbit says that it’s ready for its first orbital launch attempt, scheduled for May 24, while acknowledging potentially long odds of successfully placing a payload into orbit.
Fri, 22 May 2020 23:05:28 +0000
NASA has given SpaceX approval to proceed with final preparations for the first commercial crew mission with astronauts on board, although there is still work to complete ahead of the planned May 27 launch.
Fri, 22 May 2020 15:58:59 +0000
Join us the day after NASA’s Demo-2 commercial crew mission, scheduled to launch May 27, for a SpaceNews Live discussion with Maj. Gen. John Shaw, the two-star general responsible for ensuring the renowned 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3 team is ready at a moment’s notice to lead astronaut-recovery operations.
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:55:39 +0000
Many space companies began working with their banks to apply as soon as PPP was unveiled in March, but were frustrated when the initial tranche of $320 million was committed in less than two weeks.
Thu, 21 May 2020 22:56:58 +0000
The U.S. Space Force is asking for changes in the rules that currently are in place for buying new weapon systems.
Thu, 21 May 2020 21:55:30 +0000
Satellite imaging companies are embracing long-awaited reforms to commercial remote sensing regulations, although one member of Congress doesn’t think the changes go far enough.
Thu, 21 May 2020 20:46:49 +0000
SDA wants information on "potential launch solutions" for its first 30 satellites to be deployed in low Earth orbit.
Thu, 21 May 2020 17:12:00 +0000
Bruno Carvalho, D-Orbit’s vice president of business development, said the company hopes to launch one of its InOrbit Now (ION) propulsive cubesat deployers every two to three months after proving out the system and lining up customers.
Thu, 21 May 2020 15:30:04 +0000
Preparations for the launch of a SpaceX commercial crew test flight with two NASA astronauts on board are continuing despite the unexpected departure of the head of the agency’s overall human spaceflight program.
Thu, 21 May 2020 11:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee backed the nomination of Neil Jacobs to be the head of NOAA May 20, despite some lingering concerns by some members.
Thu, 21 May 2020 00:03:53 +0000
Space Force will have a field command focused on acquisition that will bring together several existing organizations
Wed, 20 May 2020 21:50:21 +0000
Virgin Orbit announced May 20 it will make the first flight of its LauncherOne air-launched vehicle as soon as May 24, but is setting modest expectations about the probability of success.
Wed, 20 May 2020 21:31:08 +0000
The agreement was signed last week between Maj. Gen. Javier Tuesta Marquez, of Peru's space agency, and Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock of U.S. Space Command.
Wed, 20 May 2020 20:56:23 +0000
Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said DoD will seek help from Congress to get the FCC to reverse its decision.
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Mon, 25 May 2020 14:23:48 +0000
A robotic Japanese cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station Monday (May 25) to make one final delivery before its fleet is retired.
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:35:37 +0000
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule sits ready for launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:23:03 +0000
SpaceX's first crewed mission, which is set to launch on Wednesday (May 27), will be epic and historic. But it doesn't mark the return of human spaceflight to American soil.
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:07:01 +0000
SpaceX's first crewed launch has been a decade in the making.
Mon, 25 May 2020 01:13:35 +0000
Russia launched a military satellite to orbit on Friday (May 22), and the mission generated plenty of drama in the downward direction as well.
Sun, 24 May 2020 15:33:14 +0000
SpaceX is about to make history. See's complete coverage of the company's crewed Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, which launches on May 27.
Sun, 24 May 2020 14:17:18 +0000
Virgin Orbit called off the planned debut launch of its new LauncherOne rocket Sunday (May 24) due to a sensor issue on the air-launched booster.
Sun, 24 May 2020 13:38:57 +0000
A satellite has spotted SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon standing tall on a launch pad in Florida, ready for this week's historic crewed flight.
Sun, 24 May 2020 13:00:54 +0000
On May 25, 2008, NASA's Phoenix lander arrived on Mars. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
Sun, 24 May 2020 12:49:22 +0000
Two veteran NASA astronauts are ready and excited to launch from Florida to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft next week. But who are they?
Sun, 24 May 2020 12:35:26 +0000
This week, astronauts will take off from American soil aboard a SpaceX capsule in a historic launch.
Sat, 23 May 2020 21:47:28 +0000
Two NASA astronauts climbed inside their SpaceX spaceship today (May 23) for one last rehearsal ahead of a historic launch into orbit next week.
Sat, 23 May 2020 12:58:15 +0000
Veteran NASA astronauts preparing to blast off in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule shared their expectations for the approaching historic launch.
Sat, 23 May 2020 12:47:33 +0000
Discovery and Science channels are teaming up to give us a multiplatform experience looking behind the scenes at SpaceX's first-ever crewed launch next week.
Sat, 23 May 2020 12:44:52 +0000
The hundreds of people who have been to space have traveled on just a handful of vehicles, eight in all over nearly six decades of spaceflight.
Sat, 23 May 2020 12:33:41 +0000
The NASA astronauts set out to launch next week aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule have named their vehicle. But, alas, we'll have to wait til launch day for the big reveal.
Fri, 22 May 2020 22:44:05 +0000
SpaceX just notched another milestone on the path to its first-ever crewed launch next week.
Fri, 22 May 2020 21:28:03 +0000
NASA is ready to virtually host thousands of excited people for America's first launch of astronauts from United States soil to orbit since 2011.
Fri, 22 May 2020 18:40:02 +0000
SpaceX remains on target to launch its landmark Demo-2 mission to the space station this week, NASA officials said.
Fri, 22 May 2020 18:20:35 +0000
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.

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