Latest Space News
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:17:56 +0000
New International Space Station crew assignments announced by NASA May 24 will give the agency a little additional schedule margin for getting commercial crew vehicles into service as it continues to study backup options.
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:06:19 +0000
Rocket Lab announced May 25 it has rescheduled the next launch of its Electron small rocket for late June after correcting a problem that delayed an April launch attempt.
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:23:31 +0000
The space race of old was between governments, but we may be on the brink of a 21st century private space race on an international scale.
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:35:31 +0000
Phase Four, a company developing an advanced electric propulsion system for use on cubesats and larger spacecraft, announced sales of its thrusters to NASA and Astro Digital May 24.
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:45:07 +0000
Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to serve the needs of commercial and government customers, including NASA.
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:27:48 +0000
Virgin Orbit’s campaign to design, build and fly LauncherOne, its air-launched rocket for small satellites, relies heavily on manufacturing software.
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:58:04 +0000
A new policy President Trump will sign May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National Space Council earlier this year.
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:14:56 +0000
PASADENA — NASA intends to begin buying rides on small commercial lunar landers by the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for those flights. “We have a strong push to get a lander service to the Moon as quickly as possible,” James Reuter, NASA deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission […]
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:14:49 +0000
As the U.K. continues to wrangle with the EU over Galileo, there is growing speculation that the country could seek to develop its own independent global navigation system with Australia — or even Japan.
Thu, 24 May 2018 14:06:41 +0000
Bombastic and colorful, Rogozin’s international profile shot up significantly in 2014 when, in response to the first round of Western sanctions against Moscow for its annexation of Crimea, he tweeted that NASA could use a trampoline to reach the International Space Station.
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:22:56 +0000
Technological advances have opened up a wide range of propulsion options for satellites, but companies developing those systems don’t expect a single approach to become dominant.
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:07 +0000
ICEYE raised $34 million in a Series B investment round, bringing the Finnish company’s total funding to $53 million, ICEYE announced May 24.
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:47:15 +0000
PASADENA, California — Satellite manufacturers and operators attending the Space Tech Expo here offered contrasting views on how long satellites should continue to work in orbit. For years, government and commercial operators sought to extend the life of satellites by sending them into orbit with plenty of fuel and components designed to withstand 15 years […]
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:13:50 +0000
In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator a month ago, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate change.
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:48 +0000
A major challenge facing companies planning to perform on-orbit servicing will be ensuring satellite operators do not view their activities as potential threats.
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:10:04 +0000
The U.S. Air Force's plans to respond to emerging threats by launching constellations of satellites. That strategy has important implications for spacecraft manufacturing and testing.
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:31:37 +0000
A cooling problem with a key instrument on a weather satellite launched less than three months ago could degrade its performance for at least part of each day, with potential but still undetermined effects on weather forecasts, officials said May 23.
Wed, 23 May 2018 21:11:17 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rejected a Eutelsat application for a satellite that would use the same spectrum as one planned by Intelsat.
Wed, 23 May 2018 20:43:25 +0000
An NBN executive estimated the business service will use 15 percent of the capacity on the Sky Muster satellite system.
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:15:20 +0000
U.K. Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier says the cost-effective technology with its short development cycles would enable the military to always take advantage of the latest technological developments, unlike the traditional slow-paced military satellite projects.
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Sat, 26 May 2018 03:01:00 EDT
Alan Bean walked on the moon during Apollo 12. He turned to painting to chronicle his experiences.
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:57:00 EDT
NASA's Apollo 12 mission sent three astronauts to the moon in November 1969 to make the second crewed lunar landing in history. See how that mission went in photos in our photo gallery here!
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:55:00 EDT
Apollo 12 moonwalker and astronaut-artist Alan Bean, Jr. died on May 26, 2018. The former NASA astronaut was the fourth man to walk on the moon and also visited Skylab. See his amazing space legacy in pictures in this remembrance.
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:09:00 EDT
Apollo astronaut Alan Bean, who shared his experiences as the fourth human to walk on the moon through paintings sprinkled with lunar dust, has died at the age of 86.
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:27:00 EDT
Stay sharp! You may be needed to help decode a message from intelligent aliens someday.
Sat, 26 May 2018 09:04:00 EDT
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Sat, 26 May 2018 08:32:00 EDT
Dmitry Rogozin, until recently the Russian government's point-man on all matters concerning the defense and space industries, was offered to head up the Roscosmos space corporation on Thursday during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Sat, 26 May 2018 08:17:00 EDT
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s.
Sat, 26 May 2018 08:13:00 EDT
DoD has deep expertise in "space situational awareness," or SSA, whereas Commerce faces a steep learning curve.
Sat, 26 May 2018 08:09:00 EDT
Astrobiologists should consider searching for viruses in their quest to find evidence for life beyond Earth, some scientists stress.
Sat, 26 May 2018 08:00:00 EDT
Why are scientists trying to make precise clocks even more precise?
Sat, 26 May 2018 07:29:00 EDT
On May 26, 1983, the European Space Agency launched its first X-ray Observatory into space. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.
Fri, 25 May 2018 09:29:00 EDT
China's Chang'e-4 mission will become the first mission to make a soft landing on the far side of the moon.
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:41:00 EDT
Vesta is the second largest asteroid in the solar system.
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:10:00 EDT
When a SpaceX rocket launches, it's awesome. But when a SpaceX rocket launch sparks a brush fire that melts a NASA photographer's camera, it goes viral. Now you can see what the camera saw as it melted.
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:16:00 EDT
Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can't defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, exactly, is this weapon, and how does it work?
Fri, 25 May 2018 04:35:00 EDT
NOAA's GOES-17 was supposed to watch for deadly storms and dust clouds in the Western Hemisphere. Instead, it's spending half the day blind.
Fri, 25 May 2018 03:00:00 EDT
It turns out you can just go to a rocket launch — and, after attending my first, I can say with certainty that everyone should watch a rocket launch at least once in their life.
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:53:00 EDT
In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate change.
Fri, 25 May 2018 01:02:00 EDT
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station are celebrating Memorial Day and remembering those who've served the same way they do every year — by working.

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