Latest Space News
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:34:20 +0000
The space industry outsider nominated to become NASA deputy administrator said he would focus on acquisition reform and adapting NASA to a “new role” with commercial partners if confirmed by the Senate.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:48:01 +0000
A proposed standard announced at a conference last week seeks to provide the same launch flexibility for larger smallsats currently enjoyed by cubesats.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:28:17 +0000
An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:25:38 +0000
Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast says it has sufficient resources to cover the $20 million purchase of analytics firm Geosys from U.S. dairy giant Land O’Lakes.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:34:03 +0000
Millennium Space Systems was founded in 2001 and has approximately 260 employees. It has developed satellites ranging from 50 kg to more than 6,000 kg.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:22 +0000
SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:20:11 +0000
The commercial spaceflight industry has been enjoying success both on and off the launch pad this year.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:05:34 +0000
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:18:44 +0000
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:13:20 +0000
China will launch its Chang’e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:33:39 +0000
NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:46 +0000
The Air Force will use “rapid procurement authorities” in this program and is targeting the first next-generation OPIR launch in 2023.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:57:09 +0000
The Pentagon's Joint Oversight Requirements Council will be briefed this fall on potential solutions to a major national security vulnerability: hypersonic weapons that fly into space at supersonic speeds and descend back down to Earth directly on top of targets.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:42:54 +0000
Chinese private launch vehicle maker OneSpace has secured $43.6 million in Series B financing as the company looks to its first orbital launch near the end of 2018.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:32:25 +0000
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000
Viasat is still working on a medium-Earth-orbit satellite constellation idea revealed almost two years ago, but has not finalized what that system would look like, Mark Dankberg, CEO of Viasat, said Aug. 9.
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 03:47:45 +0000
At the annual SMI MilSatCom Conference in 2017, Army Major General Pete Gallagher, former CENTCOM/J6, shared a vignette about U.S. forces fighting ISIS in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:19:58 +0000
Griffin: "The bumper sticker version of my job is that I don’t have anything to do with anything that the Defense Department is currently buying. "
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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:58:00 EDT
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is about to get a major upgrade.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:37:00 EDT
Dozens of students got to see their experiments travel from school to space. A sounding rocket soared from a NASA rocket facility in Virginia Tuesday (Aug. 14), carrying several student experiments under the RockSat-X program.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:31:00 EDT
Opportunity has been silent since June 10, when a monster Red Planet dust storm began blocking sunlight from reaching the solar-powered rover. But Opportunity's handlers still hope to get a ping once the dust has cleared.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:29:00 EDT
Do you hold the cards to win a space race? That is the challenge laid out by "Space Heroes: Journey to Space."
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:00 EDT
Arecibo Observatory has been used to send a SETI message as well as for scanning the skies for approaching asteroids.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:55:00 EDT
Earth and the moon play "peekaboo" behind Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:30:00 EDT
On Aug. 17, 1877, American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Mars's moon Phobos. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:30:00 EDT
China will launch its Chang'e-4 lander and rover mission in December in what will be the first ever attempt at a soft landing on the far side of the moon, authorities said Aug. 15
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:28:00 EDT
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified "facility issue" that caused the test to end early.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:12:00 EDT
Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory have found evidence that hundreds of possible midsize black holes lurk at the core of smaller galaxies in the universe.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:11:00 EDT
Muppet Labs did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:10:00 EDT
The strange radio bursts usually circle the Earth like electromagnetic ghosts, but scientists have now created and studied their shapes in a plasma chamber on Earth.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:34:00 EDT
The twin telescopes at the W.M. Keck Observatory are the largest optical and infrared telescopes in the world. The telescopes are located atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:35:00 EDT
It's unclear exactly why American officials are so worked up about a Russian satellite's recent activities, experts say.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:30:00 EDT
A pioneer and a legend by many definitions, R&B singer and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin died today (Aug. 16) at the age of 76.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:21:00 EDT
Most of us are lucky to catch a glimpse of a stunning aurora painting the skies once or twice in our lives — but astronauts have better odds of spotting the beautiful phenomenon.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:08:00 EDT
Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies is developing the main engine for an orbital rocket designed to carry 100 kilograms and slated to conduct its initial test flight in 2020.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EDT
Asteroids are all around us in space — but they're awfully difficult to weigh
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:00:00 EDT
Small satellites that have propulsion systems, but don't have encrypted commanding systems, pose a small but real threat of being hacked and endangering other satellites, according to a new study.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:47:00 EDT
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.

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