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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:52:45 +0000
Feng Yang, Spacety CEO and founder, talked with SpaceNews about his plans for small synthetic aperture radar satellites and the origins of the company at the Space Tech Expo Europe.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:00:47 +0000
China used signals sent from NASA’s Juno probe orbiting Jupiter to test the capabilities of ground stations vital to its deep space ambitions.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:49:44 +0000
The European Space Agency is preparing to allocate a few million euros to ensure Vega doesn’t have any repeats of its July launch failure, an agency official said Nov. 20.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:39:49 +0000
While the physics associated with getting into orbit have not changed, the people, methods and ways we access and enable space have evolved. Credit the fuel of federal policy changes and innovation environments as the real force multipliers.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:02:27 +0000
SpaceX’s plan to slash the cost of space transportation is shaking up the small satellite propulsion market.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:02:50 +0000
OHB hopes to have a small launcher capable of sending 200 kilograms to low Earth orbit conduct a first flight by the end of 2021.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:12:33 +0000
Commercial spaceports say they need to become more proactive in dealing with public opposition to proposed launch sites through a combination of education and community involvement.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:40:05 +0000
Glavkosmos, the commercial subsidiary of Roscosmos, unveiled a web portal Nov. 20 for Russian rocket and space products.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:32:22 +0000
The government of Brazil is ready to move into the next phase of efforts to attract commercial launch business to the country with the ratification of an agreement with the United States.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:06:30 +0000
The report titled ”Iran Military Power” is part of a Defense Intelligence Agency effort to inform government leaders and the public on major foreign military challenges.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:29:10 +0000
At the Space Tech Expo, space agency leaders said artificial intelligence will play key roles in many space programs of the future.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:00:53 +0000
Dawn Harms, the former Boeing Satellite Systems International vice president for global sales and marketing, has joined Momentus to serve as chief revenue officer for the In-space transportation startup.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:12:26 +0000
Portugal’s newly created space agency is considering a national constellation focused on maritime activity in the Atlantic Ocean.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:27:10 +0000
China Satcom has filed an insurance claim for the loss of a communications satellite after failing to establish contact with the spacecraft.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:58:24 +0000
Rather than waiting for international consensus on measures to mitigate the problem of space debris, space agencies and companies should take immediate action, said Jan Woerner, European Space Agency director general.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:26:30 +0000
Boeing said Nov. 18 that a report issued last week by NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding the commercial crew program, including claims that the company considered withdrawing from the program, was inaccurate.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:11:16 +0000
Sweden, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Portugal and Norway all have spaceport ideas being discussed, OHB CEO Marco Fuchs said Nov. 19 at Space Tech Expo Europe here.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:38:24 +0000
The European Commission is recommending a space budget of 16.2 billion euros ($17.9 billion) for 2021 through 2027, a nearly 50 percent increase over the 11 billion euros budgeted for 2014 through 2020.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:50:22 +0000
NASA announced Nov. 18 that it was adding five companies to a contract to perform commercial deliveries of payloads to the surface of the moon, a group that ranges from small ventures to Blue Origin and SpaceX.
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:42:51 +0000
BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run a public auction of C-band spectrum instead of allowing a consortium of satellite operators to sell it directly to 5G wireless operators.  Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat, acting as the C-Band Alliance, have been lobbying the Federal Communications […]
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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:00:47 +0000
A giant planet wildly careening around a star may not prevent an Earth-size planet from staying in a stable orbit friendly to life as we know it, a new study finds.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000
It's going to take a lot more than a doggy paddle to explore the oceans hidden below the icy surfaces of some of the solar system's most intriguing moons.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:00:00 +0000
A new geologic map of Saturn's large moon Titan reveals just how much liquid this world holds.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:05:12 +0000
The debris shield that once protected NASA's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer from micrometeoroid impacts floats away from the International Space Station after two astronauts removed it and flung it into space during a spacewalk on Nov. 15.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:47:35 +0000
Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:36:21 +0000
On Nov. 20, 1998, the first piece of the International Space Station launched into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:20:04 +0000
Will Rey and Kylo Ren join forces to defeat the new threat of Emperor Palpatine?
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:12:53 +0000
Put a big red circle on your calendar for Thursday night (Nov. 21), for skywatchers will be out in force, anxiously waiting for and hoping to get a view of a meteor shower that almost nobody has heard of.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:06:49 +0000
NASA has asked a team of scientists to figure out what they could learn from sending a major mission to Venus and how such a mission might work.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:06:27 +0000
A quantum experiment raises deeply philosophical questions about the fundamental nature of reality.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:32:54 +0000
Boeing is fighting back against a recent report on NASA's Commercial Crew Program from the agency's Office of Inspector General.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:27:40 +0000
China successfully sent another two multimedia satellites into orbit, according to a state news report.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:46:57 +0000
The full-size Starship Mk1 vehicle "breathed" during an apparent pressure test yesterday evening (Nov. 18) at SpaceX's facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:19:59 +0000
This week, the variable star Mira reaches its highest point, roughly halfway up in the southern sky at around 10 p.m. local time.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:53:48 +0000
Apollo 11 may have made history as the first mission to land humans on the moon, but Apollo 12 had the funniest crew.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:59:33 +0000
The private spaceflight company SpaceX has become a powerhouse of reusable rockets and new crewed spaceships. See the evolution of the company's Falcon rocket family and future spaceships for astronauts in pictures here.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:34:57 +0000
The conference kicks off in Houston this week.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:18:41 +0000
SpaceX's huge Mars-colonizing Starship vehicle could make its first extraterrestrial touchdown just three short years from now.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:12:23 +0000
There are no hurricanes on Mercury, but there is plenty of water ice — and observing that ice can help scientists deal with the lingering effects of a very terrestrial hurricane.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:11:27 +0000
This wasn't what anyone was hoping for.

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