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Supplier issue behind delays with first ViaSat-3 launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
Problems with an unnamed component supplier are the reason the first launch of a ViaSat-3 high-throughput satellite won't happen until... more
Executive order could reduce number of NASA advisory committees  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
An executive order calling for an across-the-board reduction in federal advisory groups could force NASA to shut down... more
Air Force secretary’s space adviser Stopher to step down  SPACE NEWS · 12 hours
In a letter to President Trump, Stopher said he plans to return to the private sector. SpaceNews.com more
Shanahan out as SecDef nominee, Esper named acting secretary  SPACE NEWS · 13 hours
Shanahan “has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time... more
Overhauled business plan bearing fruit, Avanti says  SPACE NEWS · 16 hours
Selling capacity to other satellite operators is now one of Avanti’s main priorities, followed by selling to the U.S. Defense Department, Avanti... more
Orbit Fab demonstrates satellite refueling technology on ISS  SPACE NEWS · 18 hours
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on... more
RBC Signals pursues government work, wins first award  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
RBC Signals, a startup creating a global network of satellite ground stations, aggressively pursuing and beginning to win government business,... more
Senators try new approach to passing commercial space bill  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Senators are taking a new approach to winning passage of a commercial space bill, offering it as an... more
Op-ed | Trump’s most unhelpful moon tweet  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Trump’s recent tweet will only sow confusion and complicate the already herculean task of building a permanent, manned American presence in the... more
Former ABS execs form small GEO builder Saturn Satellite Networks  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Saturn Satellite Networks will build satellites ranging from 600 kilograms to 1,700 kilograms, and already has... more
Peraton acquires cloud services, satellite ground systems provider Solers  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Peraton CEO and chairman Stu Shea said the acquisition of Solers will strengthen the company's national security space... more
NASA to seek proposals for Gateway logistics  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA will issue a formal call for proposals later this summer for cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway, seeking to model... more
As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com more
RUAG: Suppliers are key to mission success  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
RUAG Space offers high-performance, reliable products for launch vehicles and satellites, offering engineering, design and production. SpaceNews.com more
Psyche mission clears review  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. SpaceNews.com more
Astrophysicists gear up for 2020 decadal survey  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
As astrophysicists prepare to begin their next decadal survey, other scientists and members of Congress endorsed the overall process even as they... more
Bridenstine estimates Artemis cost at $20–30 billion  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a television interview June 13 that it will cost the agency an additional $20 billion to... more
Former Blue Origin and SNC executive joins Vector  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Small launch vehicle Vector has hired a new chief financial officer who previously held similar positions at Blue Origin and... more
International experiments selected to fly on Chinese space Station  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Six experiments have been granted a place aboard to the future Chinese Space Station through a joint international... more
House Armed Services Committee votes to create a U.S. Space Corps  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
HASC creates a United States Space Corps led by a four-star commandant. SpaceNews.com more
Senate Armed Services bill shakes up management of Air Force space acquisitions  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The SASC is trying to hold the Air Force more accountable for the performance of space acquisition programs. SpaceNews.com more
GAO sustains protest of $655 million Air Force satellite ground systems contract  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The contract was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 31. Peraton filed a protest on March 5. SpaceNews.com more
NASA to adjust SOFIA operations to improve productivity  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
NASA plans to adjust operations of an airborne astronomical observatory in order to increase its scientific productivity. SpaceNews.com more
COMSAT Takes Flight with FlexAir: A Conversation with Ed Slater  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Intelsat General launched FlexAir, a new managed service offering that provides high, performing, resilient broadband service... more
SpaceX launches Canadian radar satellites  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a trio of Canadian synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites June 12 that promise higher resolution imagery with shorter revisit times.... more
Poll: What are the must-see movies for anyone serious about space?  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, SpaceNews will... more
Scientists fear cuts to NASA science to pay for Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Scientists and the chair of a key House committee expressed concern at a June 11 hearing... more
Machinists union mobilizing to defeat HASC chairman’s space launch legislation  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A bipartisan amendment to strike Smith’s space launch provisions is expected to be offered by Colorado... more
Kennedy sees growing congressional support for Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Kennedy says SDA will work with all the services. “Nobody said I have to build it all." SpaceNews.com more
Companies express varying interest in NASA’s ISS commercialization plan  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA’s announcement of a new low Earth orbit commercialization strategy has prompted varying degrees of interest from companies,... more
Relativity to build rocket factory at Stennis  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA’s Stennis... more
Safety panel calls on NASA to apply commercial crew lessons for Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As NASA starts development of lunar landers for Artemis, it should carefully incorporate the lessons learned from the commercial crew program, a safety panel... more
Long-delayed NASA technology demonstration payloads finally set for launch  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
After years of delays, a group of NASA technology demonstration payloads is finally set to lift off on... more
House Armed Services markup to bring Space Force closer to reality  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
HASC Chairman Adam Smith: “We have an agreement on an amendment" to create a... more
ÅAC Clyde raises $9 million amid hiring spree  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Craig Clark, chief strategy officer at ÅAC Clyde, said the company is hiring more staff this year to support a... more
SpaceX gets a boost from House Armed Services Committee 2020 NDAA markup  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Smith’s mark does not disrupt the LSP schedule and only directs some changes to the rules of the competition. SpaceNews.com more
Why the secrecy? Startups spending years in the shadows  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Space industry startups used to clamor for public attention. Now, many spend years in stealth mode refusing to... more
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