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Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX against the U.S. government SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:18:29 +0000
The Canadian Space Agency — NASA’s first international partner to commit to the lunar Gateway — is considering a faster schedule for its contributions to keep pace with NASA’s accelerated plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:02:04 +0000
Companies interested in developing commercial space stations and related facilities in low Earth orbit are wondering if NASA’s support for such efforts havsbeen overshadowed by the agency’s rush back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000
SpaceX says Starlink satellites will directly receive Air Force tracking data and use that to tweak their orbits when presented with the risk of a collision. Space debris experts say the probability of a collision varies on a case-by-case basis, making automation difficult. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:40:55 +0000
Launch vehicle startups remain focused on unique engine designs. At last count, there were 129 rocket startups, Rich Pournelle, NanoRacks senior vice president for business development, said at a recent conference. How many will survive? SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:30:26 +0000
The House Appropriations Committee commended the Air Force’s launch procurement strategy for increasing competition and eliminating U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:21:36 +0000
As the cost of phased array antennas drops, the technology becomes increasing attractive to commercial customers like Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), the Norwegian company that operates 179 antennas at 22 different sites around the world. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:53:04 +0000
Viasat will build a small satellite equipped with a Link 16 radio that will serve as a network relay. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:26:07 +0000
House appropriators criticized NASA for seeking to cancel “legacy” science and education programs in favor of new exploration efforts, moving money back to those missions while remaining silent on the administration’s accelerated lunar return. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 00:18:23 +0000
Despite a surge in Chinese launch activity and growth of commercial Chinese launch developers, executives with American companies said they’re not worried about potential competition with them. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 22:50:16 +0000
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), an agency created in 2015 to accelerate the adoption of commercial technology to solve national security problems, is trying to reduce the time it takes to award contracts from 90 days to 60 days. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 22:24:22 +0000
From 2013 until 2017, Barrett served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 23 May 2019 18:11:42 +0000
NASA wants to land humans on the moon in just five years — and the agency has chosen its first company to help the Artemis program build a lunar outpost for those astronauts: Maxar.
Thu, 23 May 2019 17:00:29 +0000
The 60 Starlink internet satellites will be the heaviest payload SpaceX has ever launched, and the spacecraft will deploy in an unusual way.
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:00:06 +0000
A planned launch of a remote sensing satellite from Taiyuan in north China may have ended in failure, with the lack of an official statement suggesting an issue with the mission.
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:00:04 +0000
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Thu, 23 May 2019 14:30:01 +0000
SpaceX plans to launch the first 60 members of its Starlink internet-satellite constellation tonight (May 23), and you can watch the liftoff live.
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:24:23 +0000
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Thu, 23 May 2019 14:00:07 +0000
What will it take for NASA to put humans back on the moon? Aside from a still-undetermined sum of cash, the agency will need to launch about 37 moon missions between now and 2028.
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:11 +0000
Scientists think they've stumbled on a new cache of water ice on Mars — and not just any ice but a layered mix of ice and sand representing the last traces of long-lost polar ice caps.
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:09 +0000
India is now gearing up for the July launch of Chandrayaan-2, a robotic lunar orbiter/lander/rover combo that is slated to touch down at a predetermined site close to the lunar south pole.
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:05 +0000
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Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:04 +0000
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Wed, 22 May 2019 21:00:03 +0000
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Wed, 22 May 2019 20:00:00 +0000
One of NASA's cubesat satellites captured stunning aerial views of California's "City of Stars."
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:00:00 +0000
NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names for inclusion on microchips that will fly aboard the life-hunting Mars 2020 rover, which is scheduled to launch next summer.
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:07:42 +0000
The moon will make a close pass to Saturn this evening (May 22), so close that our natural satellite will block the view of the ringed planet for skywatchers in parts of the world.
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:05:21 +0000
A group of undergraduates launched what is likely the first-ever student-designed and student-built rocket past the boundary of space.
Wed, 22 May 2019 14:52:16 +0000
The 2019 World Science Festival kicks off this week in New York City! Hear from its founder, Brian Greene.
Wed, 22 May 2019 13:34:00 +0000
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Wed, 22 May 2019 13:20:00 +0000
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