Northrop Grumman wins competition to build future ICBM, by default  SPACE NEWS · 18 hours
The Air Force will begin a sole-source negotiation with Northrop Grumman in anticipation of a GBSD... more
Vector files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Small launch vehicle company Vector filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 13 as part of an agreement that could see some of its satellite... more
Energy Department emphasizing roles in supporting space industry  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The Department of Energy, whose interaction with the space industry has largely been in nuclear power systems, is working to... more
Download a free copy of the SpaceNews Awards issue  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
SpaceNews announced the winners of its third annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation at a Dec. 10... more
NASA selects OSIRIS-REx asteroid sampling site  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA announced Dec. 12 that it has selected the site on a near Earth asteroid where a spacecraft will touch down and collect samples,... more
Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The European Space Agency estimates that 60-plus years of space flight has left more than 34,000 objects greater... more
Air Force seeking commercial technologies for cislunar space operations  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
On the wish list for the next round of SBIR bids are technologies for operations far beyond geosynchronous... more
NASA approves Dec. 20 Starliner test flight  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA gave its approval Dec. 12 to proceed with the launch later this month of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on... more
Kepler books SpaceX rideshare for LEO satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Kepler Communications on Dec. 11 said it booked 400 kilograms of rideshare capacity with SpaceX  in order to launch an unspecified number... more
Rocket Lab inaugurates U.S. launch site  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The U.S. Air Force will be the first customer for a Rocket Lab Electron launching in 2020 from a new launch site in Virginia,... more
Saturn Satellite Networks to be first customer of Northrop Grumman’s OmegA  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Northrop Grumman announced Dec. 12 that Saturn Satellite Networks, a startup satellite manufacturer, will... more
House preparing to introduce new NASA authorization bill  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A House committee is finalizing its version of a NASA authorization bill that will cover many of the same topics... more
NASA to buy more commercial Earth observation data  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA will seek continued access to Earth observation data gathered by commercial satellite constellations after a pilot program proved the... more
Maxar finishes $291M property sale • Panasonic Avionics signs Eutelsat capacity contract  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Maxar Technologies completed a $291 million property sale in Palo Alto, California. more
New Shepard sets reusability mark on latest suborbital spaceflight  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle made its first flight in more than seven months Dec. 11 as... more
NASA and Boeing look ahead to long-term SLS production  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
As NASA marked the completion of the core stage of the first Space Launch System rocket, the agency... more
NASA Earth Science leaders anticipate low-cost launch options  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
NASA Earth Science leaders are enthusiastic about the potential for principal investigators to take advantage of new low-cost launch options.... more
Barrett: Air Force to ‘move out smartly’ on Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Barrett said the Air Force is reviewing the NDAA conference agreement and discussing next steps more
TriSept forges pact with U.K. Space Applications Catapult  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
TriSept Corp. announced plans Dec. 10 to open an office at the United Kingdom’s Harwell Space Cluster as part of... more
SLS core stage declared ready for launch in 2021  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA declared the long-delayed core stage for the first Space Launch System rocket complete Dec. 9, although the... more
Chinese space launch firm Landspace raises $71 million  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Private Chinese launch firm Landspace has raised $71 million in series C round funding for development of a new launcher.... more
U.S. government updates orbital debris mitigation guidelines  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The federal government issued updated guidelines Dec. 9 to mitigate the creation of orbital debris, but many in the space safety community... more
U.S. Space Command chief Raymond: ‘I’m really excited for the Space Force’  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Raymond: "Having a Space Force with a singular focus on the space domain will be hugely, hugely helpful to us." more
Near Space Labs releases high-resolution imagery API  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Near Space Labs unveiled an application programming interface Dec. 9 offering access to high-resolution imagery captured by cameras on weather balloons. more
Astroscale pursuing military customers for in-orbit services, debris removal  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Ron Lopez, president of Astroscale U.S.: 'The Air Force is talking about safety, congestion and how that affects... more
Air Force leaders enthused as Space Force legislation heads to House floor  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett: "It is time for us to move forward with the Space Force.” more
Astroscale pursing military customers for in-orbit services, debris removal  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Ron Lopez, president of Astroscale U.S.: 'The Air Force is talking about safety, congestion and how that affects... more
New dates set for commercial crew test flights  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX will conduct an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft in early January as the launch of Boeing’s... more
Electron launches smallsats in test of rocket reusability  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Rocket Lab successfully launched several smallsats Dec. 6 on an Electron mission also designed to test technologies to make the... more
Bridenstine asks Congress to fully fund lunar lander program quickly  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a Dec. 5 speech on Capitol Hill to implore Congress to... more
Luxembourg expands its space resources vision  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Étienne Schneider is undaunted by early setbacks as he continues work to make Luxembourg a hotbed of entrepreneurial space, a scope that has expanded... more
Raytheon deputy director joins SAR startup Umbra Lab  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Umbra Lab announced that Marcus Chevitarese, former deputy engineering director for Raytheon Vision Systems, is the startup's new engineering vice... more
Air Force projects increased launch activity for 2020  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Bongiovi says anywhere from eight to 11 national security launches could take place in 2020 more
Raytheon vice president joins SAR startup Umbra Lab  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Umbra Lab announced that Marcus Chevitarese, former deputy engineering director for Raytheon Vision Systems, is the startup's new engineering vice... more
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