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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:41:58 +0000
The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort will not initially include any new regulation of European satellite operators.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:06:05 +0000
A space insurance executive confirmed Sept. 11 that a spate of recent claims is increasing rates and leading some insurers to reconsider their place in the market.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:27:18 +0000
The Space Force cannot be insular, aloof, or detached from clear and present security challenges and joint needs in the terrestrial domains.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:29:01 +0000
Kepler Communications is reviewing the architecture for its internet-of-things constellation in response to SpaceX’s plan to revise the architecture of its Starlink constellation.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:51:25 +0000
Earth imaging startup Satellogic has signed an agreement with a Chinese company that will give it access to its fleet of satellites for imaging a Chinese province.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:07:28 +0000
As operators of Earth observation satellites prepare to update their fleets, with an emphasis on both improved resolution and revisit time, they disagree on how much demand there is for existing and new data.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:32:12 +0000
The $22 million for Tactically Responsive Space Launch was added to the Air Force’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:19:46 +0000
Thales Alenia Space is shedding around 6% of its workforce while rolling out a new line of reprogrammable satellites it says will benefit from an Iridium Next-style production.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:16:47 +0000
For more than five decades, Intelsat General has been providing the satellite capacity and the services needed by the U.S. and allied governments to support troops operating in the world’s hot spots.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:50:26 +0000
Barrett voiced strong support for the Trump administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:34:23 +0000
A former astronaut who was considered last year for the post of NASA deputy administrator will retire from her current position as director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center at the end of September.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:56:26 +0000
“I’m glad that we didn’t jump into AsiaSat-10 two years ago, otherwise I would have a satellite that is not very economical,” Tong said Sept. 9 at the World Satellite Business Week conference here.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:56:29 +0000
Companies that provide both dedicated and rideshare launch services for small satellites say that price remains a major factor for their customers, with pressure from growing competition to lower them.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:00:21 +0000
Iceye released the first images Sept. 12 from its new synthetic aperture radar satellites launched in July and began offering commercial access to its three-satellite constellation.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:41:19 +0000
Spire Global unveiled Spire Forecast Sept. 11, a product designed to provide the maritime industry with detailed information on atmospheric conditions including global sea surface temperatures, ocean currents, wave heights, surface winds and air temperature.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:44:18 +0000
The first module of China's space station will soon be ready for flight but the required Long March launch vehicle remains grounded.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:16:48 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity Space announced Sept. 11 a contract with Momentus to carry a set of small satellites to geostationary orbit.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:30:02 +0000
Manufacturers say software-defined satellites that can redesign beams and capacity have shifted from a wish-list feature to a requirement for operators.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:49:08 +0000
The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station was postponed Sept. 10 when a fire broke out on a launch platform several hours before the scheduled liftoff.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:31:45 +0000
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. will probably resume flights of its heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket this year, said Xing He, executive vice presidentof China Great Wall Industry Corp., a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:14:04 +0000
On Sept. 15, 1968, the Soviet Union launched the Zond 5 spacecraft (and two tortoises!) on a mission around the moon. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:03:17 +0000
NASA has won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program over its coverage of SpaceX's historic Crew Dragon test flight this year.
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:27:15 +0000
When we read about the glories of space, we often miss the most magnificent part about exploring it: the audiovisual experience.
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:26:27 +0000
As NASA makes a big push to land humans on the moon's surface by 2024, the European Space Agency wants to learn more about the caves that lie beneath.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:04:09 +0000
This weekend you can see live telescope views of an asteroid hurtling past Earth, thanks to astronomy broadcaster Slooh.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 19:42:25 +0000
Water vapor, and likely clouds that rain liquid water, have been discovered on an exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its star. But there's an issue.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:17:48 +0000
NASA coverage of SpaceX's Crew Dragon test flight and the InSight landing on Mars have nabbed two Emmy nominations for 2019.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:13:06 +0000
One of the most colorful wonders of the summer sky in the Northern Hemisphere, especially for deep-sky photographers, is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:37:54 +0000
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 05:49:20 +0000
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:49:28 +0000
The full moon of September 2019 also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:49:10 +0000
The full moon of September 2019 is poised to provide some eerie atmosphere.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:48:40 +0000
A new "sneak peek" video of the space thriller "Ad Astra" reveals pirates on the moon are behind the lunar buggy chase.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:53:57 +0000
In the wake of the apparent crash of India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, NASA and U.S. companies are looking for insights to inform their own moon shots.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:29:08 +0000
Astronomers took the first multicolor images of a potentially interstellar comet, and it looks spectacular.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:18:01 +0000
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a plume of red dirt billowing into the sky near the planet's north pole in May.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:09:42 +0000
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:52:19 +0000
It's always nice to see old friends, and NASA's asteroid-monitoring team has a busy schedule this weekend (Sept. 13 and 14) doing just that.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:09:59 +0000
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors, gets a new close-up in this image from the European Southern Observatory's VISTA telescope.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:49:27 +0000
NASA is currently conducting a two-week ground test on Bigelow Aerospace's B330 habitat here at the company's headquarters, assessing the module's suitability as a deep-space astronaut abode.

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