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Thornberry bill would help venture-backed startups compete for DoD small business awards  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD... more
NASA spending bill clears House subcommittee  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request... more
NASA selects 11 companies for lunar lander studies  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar... more
House appropriators take a pass on NASA budget amendment  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s... more
House appropriators pass on NASA budget amendment  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers... more
Landspace assembles methalox engine, signs international agreements  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Chinese private launch firm LandSpace has completed assembly of a liquid methane-liquid oxygen rocket engine for its new Zhuque-2 launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com more
Senate hearing examines commercial implications of Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
While most of the debate about establishing a Space Force within the Defense Department has centered on its national security... more
Musk says Starlink “economically viable” with around 1,000 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
WASHINGTON — SpaceX shared details about its largely secretive Starlink constellation program March 15, providing updated targets for... more
Prototype Ariane 6 carbon-composite upper stage gets ESA funding  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The European Space Agency gave contracts to ArianeGroup and MT Aerospace on May 14 to develop a prototype... more
The new frontier of national security and exploration is in the heavens    SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Fifty years after man’s first steps on the moon, the future of human exploration in the final frontier is at a critical turning point,... more
Troubleshooting of Mars InSight instrument continues  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Engineers are continuing to work to free an instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that remains stuck just below the surface. SpaceNews.com more
Iceye and APSI enter pact to sell radar imagery in South Korea  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. and Iceye, the Finnish company that launched the first synthetic aperture radar microsatellite, announced a memorandum of understanding May 15... more
Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa business struggles to lift off  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Eutelsat executives said the challenges getting Konnect Africa off the ground since 2016 are now largely in the rearview, but... more
House appropriators restrict funds for Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
House appropriators would block funding for the Space Development Agency pending a report on SDA's future projects and roles. SpaceNews.com more
Download your News from Satellite 2019 digital edition  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
We've compiled all our Satellite 2019 coverage into to a special digital edition brought to you with support from Ball... more
Q&A: The changing assumptions of the small launch market  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Do small launcher companies need megaconstellation business to survive? How should they approach a market that sometimes feels... more
NASA seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon plan  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The White House and NASA announced May 13 that they will seek an additional $1.6 billion in funding... more
Dozens of satellites could feed NOAA’s future weather models  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s future satellite constellations are likely to look far different from the... more
Op-ed | Accelerating the U.S. space program requires measured risks  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
America must continue to be a leader, willing to invest real and intellectual capital, to develop... more
MDA to build search-and-rescue repeaters for GPS 3F satellites  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The Canadian government has selected MDA to design, build and deliver 10 search-an- rescue repeaters for its Medium... more
Parachute development a challenge for commercial crew  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
An incident involving a test of parachutes for one commercial crew vehicle has heightened awareness of the challenges involved in developing those... more
Inmarsat shareholders approve takeover offer  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The majority of Inmarsat’s shareholders voted May 10 in favor of a $3.3 billion acquisition offer by a consortium of investors. SpaceNews.com more
United States and Luxembourg sign space cooperation agreement  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The governments of the United States and Luxembourg, two of the biggest proponents of space commercialization, signed an agreement May... more
Virgin Galactic prepares to move vehicles, staff to Spaceport America  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Virgin Galactic plans to move its spaceship, carrier aircraft and flight operations personnel this summer from... more
Op-ed | Satellite communications are an essential link for a connected world  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
There is no slowdown in the pace of satellite innovations: reading the press, it seems that every week brings another new example of how... more
Avio gets ESA assurance for transition missions from Vega to Vega C  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Giulio Ranzo, CEO of Avio, the Colleferro, Italy, company that builds the Vega and future Vega C rocket, said the ESA council session included... more
Maxar quarterly revenues dip as firm restructures satellite business  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Maxar Technologies reported a decrease in quarterly revenues May 9 due to lackluster geostationary communication satellite sales, completion... more
Shanahan’s nomination to be defense secretary gives continuity to space reorganization  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Shanahan: “I am honored by today’s announcement of President Trump’s intent to nominate." SpaceNews.com more
ULA awarded $149 million Delta 4 Heavy launch contract for NRO mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NROL-68 is the second of three missions awarded to ULA under the Launch Vehicle Production Services contract. SpaceNews.com more
Blue Origin unveils lunar lander  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Blue Origin revealed new details about a lunar lander concept that the company’s founder says can support a human return to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com more
ITU wants megaconstellations to meet tougher launch milestones  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Regulators worry that the ITU’s current bring-into-use rules make it too easy for companies to warehouse spectrum, potentially tying up... more
Pentagon challenges CBO’s cost estimates for new space organizations  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
DoD spokesman: “The establishment of the United States Space Force is a small investment to ensure American leadership... more
Arianespace completes manifest for Vega dedicated rideshare mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Arianespace has finalized the payload for a Vega launch later this year that will carry more than 40 small satellites,... more
Crew Dragon parachutes failed in recent test  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A test of parachutes for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft did not go as planned last month, NASA and SpaceX confirmed May 8.... more
Senate confirms Ex-Im board nominees  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm three nominees for the board of the Export-Import Bank May 8, giving the bank the ability to approve large deals, including... more
Commercial, not government, demand will drive size of small launch vehicle market  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Startups in the burgeoning small launch vehicle market acknowledge that only a handful of vehicles will survive a likely shakeout, driven more by commercial... more
‘Agile software’ to replace troubled JMS  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A troubled effort by the Air Force Space Command to modernize the system that tracks and catalogs space objects is pivoting in a new... more
GEO smallsats emerging as a best-of-both-worlds approach  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
When Swedish broadband service provider Ovzon began shopping around for a small communications satellite that would work in geostationary orbit, the designs... more
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