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Boeing calls for government intervention in ICBM program  SPACE NEWS · 1 hour
Boeing is asking the government to force a teaming arrangement with Northrop Grumman for the GBSD program. SpaceNews.com more
LEO constellation operators OneWeb, Iridium announce collaboration  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Iridium and OneWeb, two companies pursuing different types of telecommunications businesses from low Earth orbit, said Sept. 17 that they would work... more
Gateway development remains on track  SPACE NEWS · 5 hours
With one module under contract and a second soon to be formally awarded, NASA says development of the lunar Gateway, a key element of its Artemis... more
Lunar lander failures offer a warning to commercial missions  SPACE NEWS · 8 hours
The apparent failure of an Indian spacecraft to land on the moon this month is providing a reminder... more
ISS National Lab work continues amid NASA review  SPACE NEWS · 11 hours
An independent review of the nonprofit organization that operates the portion of the International Space Station designated a national lab... more
Airbus subsidiary UP42 unveils data, analytics platform  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary UP42 unveiled Sept. 17 a commercial data and analytics platform that offers access to satellite imagery, other... more
Satellite C-band is worth billions, but how many?  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to decide how to reallocate some or all of the nation’s satellite C-band... more
Aerojet Rocketdyne to join Northrop Grumman’s bid for next-generation ICBM  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The addition of Aerojet to Northrop’s team guarantees that the nation’s only two manufacturers of large... more
Iridium lands seven-year, $738.5 million Defense Department contract  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Iridium said Sept. 16 that the new seven-year, $738.5 million contract ensures continuity for voice, data, broadcast and other services... more
NASA cubesat to test lunar Gateway orbit  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA has awarded a contract to a small business for the development of a cubesat designed to demonstrate the use of the... more
EU agency starts space sustainability initiative  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort... more
Space insurance rates increasing as insurers review their place in the market  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A space insurance executive confirmed Sept. 11 that a spate of recent claims is increasing rates and leading some insurers to reconsider their place... more
Op-ed | The U.S. Space Force must be independent but not insular  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The Space Force cannot be insular, aloof, or detached from clear and present security challenges and joint needs in the terrestrial domains. SpaceNews.com more
Kepler reviews plan for constellation architecture  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Kepler Communications is reviewing the architecture for its internet-of-things constellation in response to SpaceX’s plan to revise the architecture of its Starlink constellation. SpaceNews.com more
Satellogic signs deal to provide imagery service in China  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Earth imaging startup Satellogic has signed an agreement with a Chinese company that will give it access to... more
Earth observation companies plan new satellites and seek new customers  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
As operators of Earth observation satellites prepare to update their fleets, with an emphasis on both... more
Senate appropriators add $22M for small launch, approve $72M Space Force request  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The $22 million for Tactically Responsive Space Launch was added to the Air Force’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account. SpaceNews.com more
Thales Alenia Space hedges bet on serially built, reprogrammable small GEOs  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Thales Alenia Space is shedding around 6% of its workforce while rolling out a... more
New FlexGround Service Delivers High-Speed Broadband to Forces in Remote Areas  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
For more than five decades, Intelsat General has been providing the satellite capacity and... more
NASA Glenn center director to retire  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A former astronaut who was considered last year for the post of NASA deputy administrator will retire from her current position as director of... more
AsiaSat plays waiting game on next-gen high-throughput satellite  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
“I’m glad that we didn’t jump into AsiaSat-10 two years ago, otherwise I would have a satellite that is not... more
Smallsat launch services feel pricing pressure  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Companies that provide both dedicated and rideshare launch services for small satellites say that price remains a major factor for their customers, with pressure... more
Iceye releases stereo images from satellites launched in July  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Iceye released the first images Sept. 12 from its new synthetic aperture radar satellites launched in July and... more
Spire unveils weather product for maritime customers  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Spire Global unveiled Spire Forecast Sept. 11, a product designed to provide the maritime industry with detailed information on atmospheric conditions including... more
Relativity signs launch agreement with Momentus  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity Space announced Sept. 11 a contract with Momentus to carry a set of small satellites to geostationary orbit. SpaceNews.com more
To do business, reprogrammable satellites now the requirement for manufacturers  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Manufacturers say software-defined satellites that can redesign beams and capacity have shifted from a wish-list feature... more
Launch pad fire scrubs Japanese ISS launch  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station was postponed Sept. 10 when a fire broke out on... more
China could launch another Long March 5 by year’s end  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. will probably resume flights of its heavy-lift Long March 5... more
Senate defense appropriators support DoD space request, propose ‘tactical responsive launch’ program  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The SAC-D fully funded the $1.2 billion request for the National Security Space Launch program. SpaceNews.com more
SpaceX plans 24 Starlink launches next year  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX’s Starlink launch cadence will likely average “two a month,” in addition to customer launches, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating... more
Airbus and Telespazio to sell excess capacity on Syracuse 4 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Airbus and Telespazio announced Sept. 9 that the two companies will establish a partnership... more
Inexpensive flat-panel antennas will be a “game-changer”  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
For consumer adoption of broadband from satellites in low or medium Earth orbits, inexpensive flat-panel antennas are “critical,” said Pradman Kaul, Hughes... more
Launch companies look to government customers for stability  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
With the size and growth of commercial markets uncertain, launch companies are looking to government agencies to varying degrees for... more
GEO satellite orders are up, but full rebound remains to be seen  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Commercial orders of geostationary communications satellites have reached double-digits for the first time since 2016, but a return to former buying rates remains unlikely,... more
Asian satellite operators seeking diversification, say raw bandwidth sales not enough  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Selling satellite capacity to television broadcasters and broadband network operators is no longer sufficient... more
NASA reschedules long-delayed space science mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A NASA space science mission grounded for nearly two years by problems with its Pegasus rocket is now set to launch in October amid... more
Vector relinquishes Air Force launch contract, mission re-awarded to Aevum  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Vector on Aug. 26 withdrew as the contractor for the Air Force Agile Small Launch Operational... more
White House sends Air Force secretary pick Barrett’s nomination to the Senate  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The Senate Armed Services Committee scheduled a joint confirmation hearing on Thursday Sept. 12 for Barrett and for Ryan McCarthy, Army secretary nominee. SpaceNews.com more
Arianespace reveals manifest, notes launch market variety  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Orders for geostationary satellites are beginning to rebound in a market is far more varied than in the past. SpaceNews.com more
SpaceX to launch SES’s O3b mPower constellation on two Falcon 9 rockets  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX received a contract to launch the first seven O3b mPower satellites using Falcon 9 rockets, the companies announced Sept. 9.  SpaceNews.com more
Eutelsat: We quit the C-Band Alliance because our voice wasn’t heard  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer said his company decided last week to leave the... more
Satellite industry shifts away from export credit financing  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Export credit financing, which less than a decade ago was a critical element of satellite industry business plans, has now... more
The United States should follow France’s lead in space  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Sometimes, even when you’re No. 1, it pays to follow another’s lead. A case in point is the French Government’s... more
Saturn Satellite Networks to acquire NovaWurks for cash, stock  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Saturn Satellite Networks, a startup planning to build small geostationary satellites, announced plans Sept. 9 to acquire NovaWurks,... more
Maxar oceanographic data fuels SiriusXM Fish Mapper  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Maxar Technologies will provide the oceanographic data and saltwater fishing recommendations for SiriusXM’s new Fish Mapping service announced Sept. 9 and available... more
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