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Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:06:29 +0000
A new National Space Strategy announced by the White House March 23 fits into an “America First” theme of the Trump administration, seeking to protect American interests in space through revised military space approaches and commercial regulatory reform.
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:50:37 +0000
Scepter Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, plans to establish a satellite constellation in low Earth orbit capable of offering hourly updates on air pollution in vertical air columns globally.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:48:01 +0000
With a key test completed and a launch license in hand, Exos Aerospace is preparing for the first flight of its reusable suborbital rocket in April.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:23:23 +0000
Seeking to double the number of launches it can conduct annually, Japan will add a second launch pad to the Tanegashima spaceport to support its next-generation H3 rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:34:25 +0000
The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:52 +0000
The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:28:33 +0000
Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:09:09 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000
A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:03:48 +0000
A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:55:11 +0000
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:51 +0000
Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:02:02 +0000
In the past decade, China’s space program has advanced by leaps and bounds. In recent years, the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) has overseen the development of a modern rocket family (the Long March series), the deployment of a space station (Tiangong-1) and the development of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) –  otherwise known […] The post China is Working on a Rocket as Powerful as the Saturn V, Could Launch by 2030 appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:40:38 +0000
According to a new study by a team from UC Berkeley, the existence of oceans on Mars may have had to do a lot with early volcanic activity The post Volcanoes on Mars Helped Form its Early Oceans appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:54:30 +0000
70,000 years ago, Scholz's Star visited our neighbourhood, and changed the trajectories of hundreds of objects in out Solar System. The post 70,000 Years Ago a Nearby Star Messed With the Orbits Of Comets and Asteroids in our Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:22:48 +0000
The team behind Illustris have now released the first results of their IllustrisTNG simulation, the most accurate simulation of the Universe to date. The post Researchers Create the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe Ever Made appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:27:02 +0000
Hosts: Fraser Cain ( / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter ( / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( / @MorganRehnberg & Special Guests: Marian Call is a singer/songwriter from Juneau, Alaska. She was our Special Guest performer (accompanied by Seth Boyer,) at AstronomyCast’s Eclipse Escape Weekend in St. […] The post Weekly Space Hangout: March 21, 2018: Marian Call, Singer/Songwriter appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:29:19 +0000
A new study has cast doubt on whether or not the TRAPPIST-1 system could be habitable, indicating that it has too much water to support life The post TRAPPIST-1 Planets Might Actually Have Too Much Water to be Habitable appeared first on Universe Today.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:18:04 +0000
An international team of scientists has found a way to use white dwarf stars as gravitational lenses, which will allow astronomers to measure their mass. The post Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White Dwarfs appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:55:43 +0000
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #553 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry to, and […] The post Carnival of Space #553 appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:34:26 +0000
Earlier this month, scientists using the Parkes Radio Telescope detected three FRBs, one of which was the brightest ever observed The post Astronomers Have Detected the Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen. Still No Idea What’s Causing Them appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:59:12 +0000
The first Kuiper Belt Object that the New Horizons mission will investigate - MU69 - just received the nickname "Ultima Thule" The post New Horizons Team Has a New Nickname for the Spacecraft’s Next Target appeared first on Universe Today.

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