Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months.
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting.
SpaceX announced Sept. 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company’s next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists.
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen.
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10.
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions.
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions.
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In a recent study, a team of Harvard University scientists presented a new means of ruling out alternative explanations for how our Universe began.
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Following the Moon lately? The up and coming Full Moon is the most famous of them all, as we approach the Harvest Moon for 2018.
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From SpaceX's headquarters in California, Elon Musk announced who will be the first lunar tourist to hitch a ride aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)
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A new study by an international team of researchers has indicated the need for artificial gravity to mitigate the effects of microgravity on astronauts' eyesight.
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A new NASA-led study shows that Proxima b could support the existence of an ocean on its dayside, which means it could still be habitable.
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The Sunspot Solar Observatory has been temporarily shut down and evacuated due to a security threat.
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A new video released by the ESO illustrates the construction of the Extremely Large Telescope, which will be the world's largest telescope once it is completed.
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At the recent Bengaluru Space Expo in India, the ISRO unveiled the spacesuit that it's astronauts will wear during the countries first crewed mission to space.
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A new Hubble image of Saturn and six of its Moons reminds us how visually stunning Saturn is.
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