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SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched... more
Pentagon to pitch Space Force plan to skeptical lawmakers  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein: "There are a thousand decisions that have to be made."... more
A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SPACE NEWS · 12 hours
At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense... more
STRATCOM looking for fresh ideas on nuclear command and control  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
The challenge facing U.S. Strategic Command is figuring out how to develop a modern nuclear command,... more
Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says... more
Virgin Galactic reschedules SpaceShipTwo flight for Feb. 22  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Virgin Galactic scrubbed the Feb. 20 flight test for SpaceShipTwo, the air-launched suborbital spaceplane, due to high winds in Mojave,... more
SpaceShipTwo aims to reach space again  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com more
New House space subcommittee chair plans to address commercial space issues  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The new chair of the House space subcommittee says she’s looking forward to working... more
Eutelsat, amid revenue decline, says year will rebound  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A slow start for Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa broadband venture and losses in activities beyond the fleet operator’s core business contributed... more
Virgin Galactic prepares SpaceShipTwo to fly again  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com more
UK jump-starts OneWeb-ESA program with $23 million pledge  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The multiyear investment begins with 18-month contract worth few million pounds. SpaceNews.com more
LeoStella looks for more customers as it opens satellite factory  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
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 · 6 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 · 7 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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
“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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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
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