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U.S. Space Force says its new seal is not a Starfleet knockoff  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
U.S. Space Force statement: The seal “honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history” SpaceNews.com more
House introduces NASA authorization bill that emphasizes Mars over moon  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The leadership of the House Science Committee introduced a NASA authorization bill Jan. 24 that seeks... more
Op-ed | Getting Space Force acquisition right in 2020  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a... more
U.S. Space Force has lifted off, now the journey begins  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans... more
NASA appoints two new center directors  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA has selected acting directors at two of its field centers to take those positions on a permanent basis. SpaceNews.com more
Vector proceeding with sale of assets  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Vector, the launch vehicle and smallsat technology company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, announced Jan. 24 it is proceeding with plans... more
SpaceX to launch Egyptian satellite in 2022  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceXsaid Jan. 23. SpaceNews.com more
NASA prepares to shut down Spitzer Space Telescope  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA will turn off an aging infrared space telescope in a week, citing the complexities of continuing to operate the... more
Space industry group focused on cybersecurity to begin operations in spring 2020  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Space ISAC, will launch an unclassified portal where companies can share and analyze cybersecurity information. SpaceNews.com more
EU reserves four Ariane 6 rockets for Galileo navigation satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The European Commission has “pre-booked” four launches using Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com more
Tethers Unlimited says early results of deorbit hardware test promising  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Hoyt said observations from the U.S. military’s Space Surveillance Network showed the Prox-1 satellite deorbiting more... more
Firefly suffers anomaly during launch vehicle test  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Firefly Aerospace says it had an “anomaly” during a Jan. 22 static-fire test of the first stage of its Alpha rocket under... more
Descartes Labs unveils data refinery, modeling platform  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Descartes Labs unveiled Jan. 22 a cloud-based platform for commercial customers that pairs geospatial datasets with modeling tools and applications. SpaceNews.com more
Op-ed | A Space Force needs spaceships  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Space Force must acquire responsive, routine, and reliable access to space — starting with launch systems optimize for reaching low... more
DirecTV fears explosion risk from satellite with damaged battery  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
DirecTV is racing to move its Spaceway-1 satellite out of the geostationary arc after the 14-year-old satellite suffered... more
Boeing drops out of DARPA Experimental Spaceplane program  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Boeing has decided to no longer continue development of an experimental suborbital spaceplane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,... more
Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
Acting NOAA leader stresses importance of public-private partnerships  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The acting administrator of NOAA says the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in its work across the... more
EU to invest 200 million euros into space industry  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The European Union will provide 200 million euros ($222 million) to support Europe’s space industry, in the form... more
Capella unveils radar satellite design  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Capella Space unveiled the new design Jan. 21 for its Whitney constellation of seven synthetic aperture radar satellites scheduled to launch in 2020. SpaceNews.com more
Stratolaunch confirms interest in launch services and hypersonic vehicles  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
As Stratolaunch ramps up operations after being sold last year, it says it remains interested in providing launch... more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
Satellite propulsion startup Dawn Aerospace developing small launch vehicle  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A green propulsion startup with more than $1 million in sales says it is gaining traction in the... more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Florida  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Floria  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Startup Skylo seeks to connect millions of devices, vehicles, vessels via satellite  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Startup Skylo emerged from stealth mode Jan. 21 with $116 million in the bank and plans to connect devices by transferring data over existing... more
Work advances on space sustainability rating  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to have an initial... more
Iceye releases dark vessel detection product  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Radar satellite operator Iceye released a product to detect dark vessels, ships at sea that are not identifying themselves with Automatic Identification System transponders.... more
U.S., China set for spring Civil Space Dialogue on exploration, science  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
HELSINKI — U.S. and Chinese officials are working towards meeting for a bilateral Civil... more
NASA considering extended Crew Dragon test flight to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
NASA will decide in the coming weeks whether to extend a crewed SpaceX test flight to the International... more
SpaceX performs in-flight abort test of Crew Dragon spacecraft  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX successfully tested the abort system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, one of the final milestones before the... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for camouflage uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear over their... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for airmen battle uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear... more
SpaceX to test Crew Dragon launch abort system  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
Power loss halves Eutelsat 5 West B capacity, hosted payload spared  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Eutelsat said an investigation into the Eutelsat 5 West B satellite, launched in October,... more
SpinLaunch raises $35 million  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com more
Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
U.S. Space Force begins to organize Pentagon staff and field operations  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
In an exclusive interview, Gen. John Raymond, the first chief of space operations for... more
Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will be one... more
Space startups warming to U.S. government as investor, customer  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Space startups are becoming more acquainted with the U.S. government as a customer and an investor, though the... more
ESA seeks new cooperative agreement with EU  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
With its funding secured for the next three years, the head of the European Space Agency is now focused on implementing those... more
China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the... more
NOAA signals strong appetite for radio occultation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models.... more
Spire Global shares early data from GNSS Reflectometry satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Spire Global shared the first light data from its new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Reflectometry satellites at... more
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