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LeoStella looks for more customers as it opens satellite factory  SPACE NEWS · 14 hours
As LeoStella inaugurated the factory that will be used to produce a series of Earth imaging... more
NASA planning to purchase additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid... more
Air Force smallsat to fly on upcoming Falcon 9 launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a... more
NASA seeks to accelerate work on lunar missions  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA is now emphasizing speed in its lunar exploration plans, including seeking to fly payloads on commercial lunar landers before... more
After the reorganization, who’s really in charge of military space?  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space,... more
Pentagon to propose a lean Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a... more
Report: Updating the military’s nuclear communications systems a complex and expensive challenge  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where... more
Relativity adds former SpaceX executives to leadership team  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity has added three people, all of whom previously held key positions at SpaceX, to its... more
NASA selects infrared astronomy survey mission  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins... more
NASA declares Opportunity Mars rover mission over  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an... more
SpaceX protests NASA launch contract award  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it... more
Air Force launch procurement under scrutiny  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Lawmakers are calling for an independent review of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts and its strategy to acquire launch services in the... more
New FAA commercial space head promises transparency with industry  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open... more
Gilat issues $25 million dividend while pumping R&D  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
CEO Yona Ovadia said Gilat had $104 million on hand as of Dec. 31 and will have sufficient resources for... more
Spanish electricity company buys Hispasat for $1.1 billion  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Spanish power company Red Eléctrica announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite... more
Former astronaut to run for U.S. Senate seat  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announced Feb. 12 his intent to run for a United States Senate seat in Arizona.... more
Techstars and Starburst unveil space startup accelerator  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Starburst Aerospace and Techstars announced plans Feb. 12 to begin accepting applications for a new space-focused accelerator based in Los Angeles and... more
Chile weighs commercial replacement for lone spy satellite  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
In a departure from Chile’s previous plan to order an upgraded replacement for its sole reconnaissance satellite, the air force... more
NASA minimizes threat of JWST delay from shutdown  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying... more
Telesat LEO contenders pitch Canadian production to sweeten deal  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Companies competing to build hundreds of broadband satellites for Canadian fleet operator Telesat are considering setting up production... more
Chile seeking industry input on spy satellite plan with a commercial twist  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
In a departure from Chile’s previous plan to order an upgraded replacement for its sole reconnaissance satellite, the air force is now looking at... more
Exolaunch plans ambitious launch campaign  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
“We act as an essential interface between a heavy lift launch vehicle and a small satellite developer," said Jeanne Medvedeva, Exolaunch commercial director. SpaceNews.com more
Chang’e-4 powers down for second lunar night  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The Chang’e-4 lander and rover entered sleep mode Monday in preparation for a second lunar nighttime on the far side of the... more
Mars One company goes bankrupt  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The company that was to finance Mars One has been liquidated, dealing a severe setback to the venture’s quixotic goals of one-way human missions to Mars.... more
NRO nominee thrust into Space Force debate  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
If confirmed by the Senate, Chris Scolese would be the first NRO director to be nominated as a political appointee. SpaceNews.com more
CASIS seeks to increase awareness of ISS national lab with name change  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The organization that runs the portion of the International Space Station designated a U.S. national laboratory hopes that a change in branding will increase... more
Thaicom revenue shrinks 10 percent as regional competition stiffens  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Thai satellite operator Thaicom logged a second year of declining revenue, but trimmed losses by selling its stake... more
Rogozin teases new Russian super-heavy rocket Yenisei  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Hours before his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Roscosmos boss posted on Twitter a photo of a large binder that... more
NASA center director nominated to lead NRO  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The White House has nominated a longtime NASA center director and former acting administrator to be the next director of the National... more
Pentagon space agency poised to ignite turf wars  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the Space Force will be small in size and its advantage will come in... more
Investors cautiously optimistic about continued space industry growth  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Most investors believe that the growth in funding for space ventures will continue for the near future, despite some concerns... more
U.S. Space Command: What we know so far  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Since President Trump signed the order on Dec. 18 to stand up U.S. Space Command, questions have swirled about who... more
C-Band Alliance plan will spawn lawsuits, Google, Charter warn  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Those future lawsuits would also hamstring the C-Band Alliance plan, they said, making it no faster at reallocating... more
Op-ed | Remembering America’s lost space pioneers  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Today is the NASA Day of Remembrance, an opportunity for Americans everywhere to reflect on the service of the men and women... more
Lawmakers: Air Force launch procurement strategy undermines SpaceX  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Feinstein and Calvert asked Secretary Heather Wilson to "review how the Air Force intends to maintain assured access to space... more
Honeywell to open technology incubator  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Honeywell Aerospace is preparing to formally open its Space Division Greenhouse, an incubator focused on slashing the cost and time required to produce optical intersatellite links... more
Small launch vehicle companies see rideshare as an opportunity and a threat  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Developers of small launch vehicles, who have promoted their vehicles as providing dedicated access to space for small satellites, say they’re also open to... more
Commercial crew test flight schedule slips again  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA announced Feb. 6 another set of delays to the schedule of commercial crew test flights by Boeing and SpaceX, increasing concerns... more
What happens to technology, talent when startups fail?  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
An undercurrent of the SmallSat Symposium was a widespread conviction that a shakeout is looming for certain entrepreneurial space sectors,... more
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