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Pandemic pushes SpaceX GPS 3 launch to late June  SPACE NEWS · 14 hours
The launch was scheduled for late April and is now projected for no-earlier than June 30. SpaceNews.com more
Raymond: Space Force acquisition proposals are about ‘going fast’  SPACE NEWS · 16 hours
Raymond said he is "concerned with our ability to stay ahead of the threat." SpaceNews.com more
Final first-generation cargo Dragon spacecraft returns to Earth  SPACE NEWS · 18 hours
A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth April 7, marking the end of the final mission of the original cargo... more
Umbra Lab patent application reveals unique antenna design  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The patent for Umbra Lab’s antenna is now public, revealing how the startup intends to deploy a large synthetic aperture... more
SpaceX launch of GPS satellite delayed due to pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The launch was scheduled for late April and is now projected for no-earlier than June 30. SpaceNews.com more
SAS Global enters bankruptcy-like status  SPACE NEWS · 21 hours
Cash-strapped startup Sky and Space Global transferred control of the company April 6 to an accounting firm in an effort to preserve some or all of... more
Report criticizes management of ISS National Laboratory  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
An independent review panel sharply criticized the management of the International Space Station National Laboratory, with both NASA and the organization that... more
White House looks for international support for space resource rights  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
An executive order by the White House April 6 seeks to establish international support for the... more
Boeing to fly second Starliner uncrewed test flight  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Boeing announced April 6 that it has decided to fly a second uncrewed test flight of its CST-100 Starliner commercial... more
Soon-to-be Space Force officers see opportunity for change  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Space Force will commission 60 lieutenants graduating from the Air Force Academy. SpaceNews.com more
Australian IoT startup Myriota raises $19 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Founded in 2015 to commercialize cheap, narrowband signal transmitters developed at the University of South Australia, Myriota has raised $37 million total.... more
Marshall officials expect center closure to last for weeks  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The leaders of one of NASA’s largest field centers that has been effectively closed by the coronavirus pandemic... more
ESA restores operations of space science missions  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
ESA has restored operations of four space science missions it placed on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that illustrated... more
NASA report outlines vision for long-term human lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA released a report April 2 outlining its long-term approach to lunar exploration that involves establishing a “base... more
Top enlisted leader Towberman officially joins the U.S. Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Towberman, who joined the U.S. Air Force in 1990, will be the first enlisted member of... more
Chinese commercial rocket sells for $5.6 million in April Fool’s Day auction  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A Chinese commercial Kuaizhou-1A rocket sold for $5.6 million in a live streamed auction hosted by e-commerce platform Taobao Wednesday. SpaceNews.com more
Webinar | OneWeb’s Bankruptcy: Impacts and Implications for the Satellite Industry  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Join us for a live discussion on OneWeb’s Bankruptcy: Impacts and Implications for the... more
Chinese commercial rocket sells for $5.6 million in April Fool’s auction  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A Chinese commercial Kuaizhou-1A rocket sold for $5.6 million in a live streamed auction... more
Third Starship prototype destroyed in tanking test  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
For the third time in less than five months, a prototype of SpaceX’s Starship next-generation launch vehicle was destroyed in a test... more
Top enlisted leader Towberman to officially join the U.S. Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Towberman, who joined the U.S. Air Force in 1990, will be the first enlisted... more
OneWeb’s Bankruptcy: Impacts and Implications for the Satellite Industry Discussion  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Join us for a live discussion on OneWeb’s Bankruptcy: Impacts and Implications for the Satellite Industry... more
Space Development Agency to seek bids for its first constellation  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
SDA will issue a final solicitation for bids for the mesh network of satellites known as... more
Virgin Orbit selects Japanese airport as launch site  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Virgin Orbit announced April 2 it has identified an airport in Japan as a potential site for launch operations, joining... more
Limited work continues on JWST  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
While NASA has resumed some work on the James Webb Space Telescope, project officials say even that limited level of activity will soon come to a... more
NASA planning reorganization of human spaceflight directorate  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
NASA is planning to implement changes in the structure of its human spaceflight directorate in the coming weeks, including moving a scientific... more
Space Micro wins $3 million for laser communications terminal  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for... more
Momentus signs up Taiwanese customer for Vigoride flight  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Momentus, a Silicon Valley in-space transportation startup, announced a launch service agreement April 1 with Odysseus Space, a satellite applications... more
NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
NASA and ESA are separately soliciting proposals to either do research related to the coronavirus pandemic or to help provide relief services.... more
Air Force small business program seeks technologies to help counter COVID-19  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
A space startup is developing a geospatial intelligence-based tool that can help governments identify... more
NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, one that will not... more
Space Force report on acquisition reforms awaiting final reviews  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett is expected to sign off on the report this week. SpaceNews.com more
Raytheon, to replace OCX hardware by 2022 for $378 million  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Raytheon will remove the system’s IBM computers and install new Hewlett Packard Enterprise hardware. SpaceNews.com more
U.S. Air Force to transfer 23 units to the Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The plan is to transfer 23 units and 1,840 Air Force billets within the... more
Orbit Fab gets award to test satellite refueling technology  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A startup that seeks to create refueling facilities in orbit for satellites has received a government grant to... more
NASA selects space science cubesat mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA announced March 30 it will fund the development of a cluster of six cubesats that will fly in formation above geostationary orbit to... more
L3Harris, Raytheon each win $500 million contracts for military satcom modems  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The contracts are to develop and produce Protected Tactical Waveform-capable modems SpaceNews.com more
New studies show growing proliferation of anti-satellite weapons  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
CSIS and SWF released their annual assessments of global counterspace weapons. SpaceNews.com more
Solar array problem killed Venezuela’s VeneSat-1, officials confirm  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Venezuela confirmed its first and only government-operated communications satellite, VeneSat-1, suffered a mission-ending failure that its Chinese builder blamed on... more
Virgin Orbit designs mass-producible ventilator for coronavirus patients  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
If the design is approved, Virgin Orbit said it can start producing ventilators in April. SpaceNews.com more
Stratolaunch announces hypersonic vehicle plans  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen as an air-launch company, announced March 30 it is developing a reusable hypersonic vehicle designed to... more
The Data Forge  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Raytheon has developed a prototype system for managing the floods of satellite data that help generate warnings and intelligence information for combatants SpaceNews.com more
GPS ground system gets cybersecurity upgrade as OCX faces new schedule setback  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Until OCX is delivered, the Space Force will use the ground system known as Contingency Operations, or COps, made by Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com more
OneWeb files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Satellite internet startup OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday after its largest investor, Softbank, rejected a request for additional funding. SpaceNews.com more
Space Fence surveillance radar site declared operational  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The $1.5 billion Space Fence can track tiny objects in low Earth orbit as small as a marble. SpaceNews.com more
OneWeb to file for bankruptcy, sources say  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Satellite internet startup OneWeb is expected to file for bankruptcy as soon as Friday after its largest investor, Softbank, rejected a request... more
SpaceX wins NASA commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA announced March 27 it has selected SpaceX to provide cargo transportation services for the agency’s planned lunar... more
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