Report calls for changes in planetary protection policies  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
An independent report is calling on NASA to update decades’ old planetary protection policies to reflect changing knowledge of solar... more
NASA astronauts complete repairs on historic spacewalk  SPACE NEWS · 21 hours
Two NASA astronauts successfully replaced a faulty battery charger during the agency’s first all-female spacewalk Oct. 18, an event that at times... more
Firefly partners with Aerojet Rocketdyne, mulls AR1 engine for Beta launch vehicle  SPACE NEWS · 24 hours
Firefly Aerospace on Oct. 18 said it is collaborating with Aerojet Rocketdyne to increase the performance of its upcoming Alpha launch vehicle, and is... more
Senator pushes for FCC, not satellite operators, to run C-band auction  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said the FCC should be able to clear the spectrum... more
Senator pushes for FCC to run C-band auction, not satellite operators  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said the FCC should be able to clear the spectrum... more
InSight instrument resumes movement into Martian surface  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A probe on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that has been stuck for months is moving deeper into the surface again thanks to... more
ESA to request $13.9 billion budget from member states  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The European Space Agency will ask its 22 member states to commit to a budget of 12.5 billion... more
Rocket Lab launches Astro Digital satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched a single cubesat for Astro Digital Oct. 16, placing the satellite into a much higher orbit than previous... more
Senate confirms Barbara Barrett to be Air Force secretary  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The vote on Oct. 16 makes Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and... more
Key House appropriator remains skeptical about Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA said he remains unconvinced of the need to accelerate NASA’s plans to... more
Dankberg teases ViaSat-4 specs, still mulling MEO constellation  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Viasat says that co-building its ViaSat-3 satellites with Boeing has given the company experience it can leverage to multiply the... more
NASA hires Loverro to lead human spaceflight  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA announced Oct. 16 that it has hired Doug Loverro, a former Defense Department official responsible for space policy, to lead its... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer AirSafe API for global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product that combines data from sensors in... more
Op-ed | How to increase the intelligence community’s geospatial innovation  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Until the intelligence community defines cost and value by measuring geospatial information, it has to rely... more
Iceye’s one-meter Spotlight becomes commercially available  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Iceye announced plans Oct. 16 to begin offering commercial access to its Spotlight mode, offering one-meter resolution synthetic aperture radar imagery. more
Spire to expand fleet and offer global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product... more
Sierra Nevada ready to complete assembly of first Dream Chaser spacecraft  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) says it’s ready to proceed into final assembly and testing... more
NRO awards imagery subscription contract to Planet  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The National Reconnaissance Office awarded a commercial imagery subscription contract to Planet Labs Federal, a subsidiary of Earth observation company Planet. more
Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Planet is preparing to offer 50-centimeter-resolution imagery from its SkySat constellation and updating Dove satellites to gather imagery in eight... more
Army eyes commercial megaconstellations to support its future battlefield network  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Maj. Gen. Gallagher: The problem today is insufficient capacity and high latency in satellite links. more
Dickinson reorganizes Army space command as he prepares move to U.S. SPACECOM  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Lt. Gen. Dickinson: Army has 'a very important role' in space operations. more
NASA reshuffles spacewalk schedule after hardware failure  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
NASA will postpone the remainder of an ongoing series of spacewalks at the International Space Station to upgrade batteries for its power... more
SpaceX submits paperwork for 30,000 more Starlink satellites  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The FCC, on SpaceX’s behalf, submitted 20 filings to the ITU for 1,500 satellites apiece in various low Earth orbits,... more
Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
An organization of current and former space travelers is offering its expertise to NASA as the agency works towards a “quite aggressive” goal of... more
Former FAA official calls for national spaceport policy  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office says the government should create a policy that promotes... more
Army looks for alternatives to GPS as enemies threaten to jam signals  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Gen. Murray: “We have to have multiple ways of getting PNT in the future battlefield because of the threat of jamming." more
Pentagon presses case for Space Force amid political uncertainty  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
There are lingering concerns about the potential cost of a new military branch. more
Op-ed | The space industry: A closer look at the new ecosystem  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Since Sputnik first launched and man set foot on the moon, the changes, evolution and expansion of human activities in space has been rapid... more
LeoLabs unveils next generation with Kiwi Space Radar  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
LeoLabs, the Silicon Valley space mapping startup, announced Oct. 14, initial operation of the Kiwi Space Radar, the firm’s third... more
Satellite industry slowly embracing the cloud  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Satellite operators are partnering with cloud service providers, but not on everything. more
China begins preparations for crucial Long March 5 rocket launch  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
China is set to attempt a return-to-flight of its largest rocket at the end of the... more
Stratolaunch gets mystery new owner  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Stratolaunch, the venture founded by the late Paul Allen to develop an air-launch system, has “transitioned” ownership, but the company is not disclosing who the new... more
Op-ed | Priority-one for space policy should be to protect U.S. satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Should dominance be our immediate space security priority? The short answer is no. more
Descartes Labs raises $20 million to create Earth’s digital twin  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Descartes Labs, a company that specializes in applying machine learning to geospatial datasets, raised $20 million... more
Astroscale, ClearSpace aim to make a bundle removing debris  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Within a year, Astroscale plans to begin a complex series of demonstrations to show the startup’s spacecraft can... more
NASA considering purchase of additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA expects to buy at least one more Soyuz seat from Russia to provide assured access to the International Space Station should... more
Pence added to IAC 2019 opening ceremony  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak during the opening ceremony of the 70th International Astronautical Congress here Oct. 21,... more
NASA official hints first SLS launch could slip to mid-2021  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
While NASA continues to wait to set a new official date for the first launch of... more
Kirk Pysher out as president of ILS  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Khrunichev, the owner of ILS, announced Oct. 10 that Kirk Pysher was no longer president, but did not give a reason for... more
Pegasus launches ICON space science mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A long-delayed NASA space science satellite finally reached orbit Oct. 10 on a Pegasus rocket, a launch vehicle with an uncertain future. more
Satellites could claim larger share of booming IoT market  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Quilty Analytics is “quite bullish" on satellite IoT for incumbents and some new entrants, Partner Justin Cadman said... more
Manufacturers say wider range of satellites they build is stressing mission assurance  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Manufacturers speaking Oct. 10 at the Satellite Innovation conference here said they are trying to evolve their approaches to mission assurance — making sure... more
Decommissioned Earth science satellite to remain in orbit for centuries  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A U.S.-European satellite that completed its mission earlier this month has been decommissioned but will remain... more
Letter: CSF’s position on launch and reentry licensing regulations mischaracterized  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
CSF and our member companies strongly support regulations that protect the lives and property of the... more
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