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Radio astronomers worried about OneWeb interference  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
Radio astronomers say OneWeb has not, until recently, paid attention to their concerns about interference, but that it is not too late to avoid... more
AsiaSat shareholders accept privatization offer  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
Shareholders of Hong Kong satellite operator AsiaSat voted overwhelmingly in favor of privatization, setting the company on a course to delist from the Hong Kong stock... more
Commercial lunar lander companies update mission plans  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Days after Astrobotic announced its selection of United Launch Alliance to launch its first lunar lander, Japanese lunar lander company ispace says... more
Last Delta 4 Medium launches GPS-3 satellite  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
United Launch Alliance completed the last launch of a Delta 4 Medium Aug. 22, sending a GPS-3 satellite into a medium Earth... more
Europa Clipper passes key review  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A NASA mission to a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has cleared a major review despite uncertainty about when, or how, it will launch. SpaceNews.com more
ULA’s Delta 4 Heavy down to final five missions  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Gary Wentz, ULA’s vice president of government and commercial programs, said the last Delta 4 heavy mission is... more
GHGSat, Canadian Foundation plan emissions monitoring campaign  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
During the 33-month project scheduled to begin in early 2020, GHGSat will compare emissions data from satellite and aircraft sensors with data... more
NASA awards Aerospace Corp. contract worth up to $621 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA awarded the Aerospace Corp. an engineering, evaluation and testing support contract with a maximum potential... more
Search continues for new NASA human spaceflight leader  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
More than a month after he reassigned the longtime head of its human spaceflight division, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said... more
How Satellite Closes the Income Gap  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The world is full of sharp disparities between the privileged and those struggling for access: access to good work, to knowledge, to the means... more
Space Council recommendations address exploration and management concerns  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Despite a strong public endorsement of NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon as a step towards Mars, a... more
Space Council says NASA’s exploration programs “on track”  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Nearly five months after directing NASA to accelerate its plans to return humans to the surface of the moon, Vice... more
Chinese telecommunications satellite hit by anomalies after launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A Chinese telecommunications satellite has suffered unspecified anomalies following an apparently successful launch into geosynchronous transfer orbit. SpaceNews.com more
Optus partners with smallsat startup Myriota on Australian IoT service  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Australia’s largest satellite operator Optus said Aug. 19 it will jointly pursue business connecting sensors and... more
SLS contractors expect first launch in 2021  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
While NASA has yet to update the schedule for the first flight of its Space Launch System, companies working on the heavy-lift... more
Commercial crew providers prepare for fall test flights  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Boeing and SpaceX said Aug. 19 that they expect to carry out critical test flights of their commercial crew systems... more
FAA launch office, with mounting workload, prioritizing reorganization over expansion  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The Federal Aviation Administration’s space-related workload is growing faster than its workforce, but the agency wants... more
Atlas, Delta rocket factory begins transition to Vulcan Centaur  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Vulcan scores two new customers as ULA begins factory upgrades in preparation for the transition to Vulcan production.... more
Viasat taps Blue Canyon Technologies to build Link 16 satellite  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Viasat selected Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) to design and manufacture a cubesat for a U.S. Air... more
Chinese commercial rocket Smart Dragon-1 reaches orbit with first launch  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A Chinese rocket company launched its first rocket Saturday, successfully sending three commercial satellites into orbit... more
Rocket Lab Electron launches four smallsats  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Rocket Lab launched four small satellites Aug. 19 on a mission that also brings the company one step closer to reusing the first stage... more
NASA issues call for proposals for Gateway logistics  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA formally issued a call for proposals to provide cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway Aug. 16, offering up... more
APT Satellite nets $21 million from Apstar-6 insurance claim, next satellite delayed  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
APT Satellite says it has received $21 million in insurance payments for the partial failure of the Apstar-6 communications satellite in May 2018.  SpaceNews.com more
Marshall selected to lead NASA human lunar lander program  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will manage the agency’s efforts to develop a lander needed to achieve the... more
Chandrayaan-2: India’s lunar maneuvers continue  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, is scheduled to enter lunar orbit Aug. 20 following a relatively circuitous journey to the moon. SpaceNews.com more
Air Force soliciting bids for small, medium satellite launch program  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
OSP-4 is designed to accommodate payloads greater than 400 lbs. The Air Force projects it will... more
Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As Virgin Galactic prepares to finish the test program for its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle, the company says the New Mexico... more
Sierra Nevada Corp. selects ULA Vulcan for Dream Chaser missions  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Sierra Nevada Corp. announced Aug. 14 that it will use United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan launch vehicle... more
NASA to seek independent review of ISS National Laboratory  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA will perform an independent review of the non-profit organization that runs the portion of the International Space... more
Spire Global announces partnership with insurance analytics firm Concirrus  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Spire Global announced an agreement Aug. 13 to share data and develop new products alongside Concirrus, a London-based... more
Robonaut to return to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
As Russia prepares to launch an experimental humanoid robot to the International Space Station later this month, a similar NASA robot is being readied for a... more
Mecano ID, with help from CNES, making its first smallsat deployer  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The deployer, still under development, is Mecano ID’s first smallsat product, Didier Zely, manager... more
ESA confirms second ExoMars parachute test failure  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency said Aug. 12 that another test of the parachutes that will be used on the ExoMars 2020 lander... more
Blue Origin files protest over ‘flawed’ Air Force launch procurement  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Blue Origin filed a “pre-award” protest with the GAO, arguing that the rules set by the... more
Chinese Linkspace reaches 300 meters with launch and landing test  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Chinese private firm Linkspace has performed its most ambitious launch and landing test so far amid... more
NASA planning to keep BEAM module on ISS for the long haul  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
An experimental module added to the International Space Station three years ago to test expandable module technologies has been cleared to remain on the... more
Fundamental changes ahead as ground systems prepare for constellations, 5G  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The ground systems business has changed dramatically in recent years thanks to a massive increase in... more
Vector replaces CEO, suspends operations amid financial problems  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Small launch vehicle company Vector has replaced its founding chief executive and disclosed that financial difficulties have forced the company... more
Vector replaces CEO, suspends operations amid reports of financial problems  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Small launch vehicle company Vector has replaced its founding chief executive and disclosed that financial difficulties... more
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