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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:57:04 +0000
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:02 +0000
The hand-wringing continues at the Pentagon over how to respond to Chinese and Russian missile advances.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:18:23 +0000
With a stopgap spending bill set to expire in just over a week, House and Senate appropriators are continuing to negotiate provisions of an omnibus bill, including funding levels for some NASA programs.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:22:31 +0000
Broadband megaconstellations are expensive propositions, with SpaceX’s Starlink constellation expected to cost $10 billion or more, and OneWeb expecting to spend $3 billion. The actual cost could ultimately be higher.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:52:06 +0000
The introduction of 5G services will bring users globally the ability to have true anytime, anywhere capabilities to support a myriad of user devices and applications never imagined.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:17:36 +0000
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:13:13 +0000
United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:39:35 +0000
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
“We can put a satellite phone in the hands of folks who don’t know how to use it and it won’t make a hill of beans difference,” said Ken Flowers, Iridium Communications vice president government.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:42 +0000
Inhabitants of the tiny tropical island pay through the nose for internet service that mainlanders would have considered painfully slow during the pre-Netflix era.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:20:30 +0000
Long March 5's return to flight will carry an experimental, 300 Gbps telecommunications satellite named Shijian-20 based on a new, large DFH-5 satellite platform.
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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:43:00 EDT
Rep. Mike Rogers: "I am so excited to have the support of President Trump as we work towards this goal" of creating a space force.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:30:00 EDT
On March 18, 1980, a Soviet rocket exploded on the launchpad and killed 48 people. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:00:00 EDT
A new photo shows a swirling maelstrom on Jupiter through rose-colored glasses.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:00:00 EDT
A NASA investigation into a 2015 SpaceX launch failure concluded a design flaw, rather than a manufacturing defect, likely initiated the chain of events that destroyed the vehicle.
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:15:00 EDT
Those inspired by Stephen Hawking's classic book "A Brief History of Time" and by his legacy in cosmology are now picking up where Hawking's genius left off.
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:10:00 EDT
UK's Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shares his memories of the late star physicist Stephen Hawking.
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDT
A new forecast by the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office predicts that the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft will fall back to Earth between March 30 and April 6.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:00:00 EDT
R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — "astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 03:43:00 EDT
For those getting ready for their next trip to Kronos – the homeland of the fictional Klingons in "Star Trek" – the popular language-learning site Duolingo now has a course in Klingon.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 03:36:00 EDT
And -- wait for it -- Star-Lord has another plan.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 03:00:00 EDT
The Kepler space telescope's prolific planet-hunting days will end soon.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 03:00:00 EDT
After a stream of erroneous media coverage about how spaceflight affects your genes, NASA issued a rare updated statement yesterday (March 15) about its "twins study" concerning former astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:33:00 EDT
Later this year, the moon's far side will welcome its first robotic visitor — China's Chang'e 4 lander.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:56:00 EDT
The Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has won a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Award to develop a "CubeRover" for moon missions.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:23:00 EDT
People around the world remember the life of Stephen Hawking, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter is shrinking and turning orange and NASA's twin study confirms some fascinating findings. These are just some of this week's top stories on
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:21:00 EDT
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT
A Jovian storm looks like an impressionist painting of a rose in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:41:00 EDT
Next Tuesday, at 12:15:21 p.m. EDT (16:15:21 GMT), the winter season will officially come to an end in the Northern Hemisphere.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:30:00 EDT
Concerns about space junk and satellite-launch regulations are swirling after the Federal Communications Commission alleged that a U.S. company launched four tiny satellites without permission.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:30:00 EDT
This is the fourth competition under the current Phase 1A EELV procurement where there has been more than one competitor for national security space missions.

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