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Descartes Labs unveils data refinery, modeling platform  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
Descartes Labs unveiled Jan. 22 a cloud-based platform for commercial customers that pairs geospatial datasets with modeling tools and applications. SpaceNews.com more
Op-ed | A Space Force needs spaceships  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
The U.S. Space Force must acquire responsive, routine, and reliable access to space — starting with launch systems optimize for reaching low... more
DirecTV fears explosion risk from satellite with damaged battery  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
DirecTV is racing to move its Spaceway-1 satellite out of the geostationary arc after the 14-year-old satellite suffered... more
Boeing drops out of DARPA Experimental Spaceplane program  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
Boeing has decided to no longer continue development of an experimental suborbital spaceplane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,... more
Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
Acting NOAA leader stresses importance of public-private partnerships  SPACE NEWS · 13 hours
The acting administrator of NOAA says the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in its work across the... more
EU to invest 200 million euros into space industry  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The European Union will provide 200 million euros ($222 million) to support Europe’s space industry, in the form... more
Capella unveils radar satellite design  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Capella Space unveiled the new design Jan. 21 for its Whitney constellation of seven synthetic aperture radar satellites scheduled to launch in 2020. SpaceNews.com more
Stratolaunch confirms interest in launch services and hypersonic vehicles  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
As Stratolaunch ramps up operations after being sold last year, it says it remains interested in providing launch... more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
Satellite propulsion startup Dawn Aerospace developing small launch vehicle  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A green propulsion startup with more than $1 million in sales says it is gaining traction in the... more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Florida  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Floria  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Startup Skylo seeks to connect millions of devices, vehicles, vessels via satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Startup Skylo emerged from stealth mode Jan. 21 with $116 million in the bank and plans to connect devices by transferring data over existing... more
Work advances on space sustainability rating  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to have an initial... more
Iceye releases dark vessel detection product  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Radar satellite operator Iceye released a product to detect dark vessels, ships at sea that are not identifying themselves with Automatic Identification System transponders.... more
U.S., China set for spring Civil Space Dialogue on exploration, science  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
HELSINKI — U.S. and Chinese officials are working towards meeting for a bilateral Civil... more
NASA considering extended Crew Dragon test flight to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA will decide in the coming weeks whether to extend a crewed SpaceX test flight to the International... more
SpaceX performs in-flight abort test of Crew Dragon spacecraft  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
SpaceX successfully tested the abort system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, one of the final milestones before the... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for camouflage uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear over their... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for airmen battle uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear... more
SpaceX to test Crew Dragon launch abort system  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
Power loss halves Eutelsat 5 West B capacity, hosted payload spared  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Eutelsat said an investigation into the Eutelsat 5 West B satellite, launched in October,... more
SpinLaunch raises $35 million  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com more
Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
U.S. Space Force begins to organize Pentagon staff and field operations  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
In an exclusive interview, Gen. John Raymond, the first chief of space operations for... more
Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will be one... more
Space startups warming to U.S. government as investor, customer  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Space startups are becoming more acquainted with the U.S. government as a customer and an investor, though the... more
ESA seeks new cooperative agreement with EU  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
With its funding secured for the next three years, the head of the European Space Agency is now focused on implementing those... more
China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the... more
NOAA signals strong appetite for radio occultation  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models.... more
Spire Global shares early data from GNSS Reflectometry satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Spire Global shared the first light data from its new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Reflectometry satellites at... more
Orbital debris mitigation guidelines still useful, if complied with  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A long-standing guideline for deorbiting satellites within 25 years, criticized by many in the space industry for being... more
Pentagon official: U.S. Space Force reorganization should not slow down acquisitions  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Ellen Lord: A reorganization of the U.S. Space Force’s acquisition bureaucracy should not harm... more
What the 2010s taught us about women in space   SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir captured the world’s attention with their historic all-woman space walk at the... more
TriSept buys Orbex Prime rocket for rideshare flight  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Launch integrator TriSept Corp. announced plans Jan. 14 to buy an Orbex Prime launch vehicle for a dedicated rideshare mission... more
Sierra Nevada explores other uses of Dream Chaser  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As Sierra Nevada Corporation continues production of its first Dream Chaser vehicle, the company is looking for ways to leverage... more
NOAA set to update space weather fleet  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to update its aging space weather fleet. SpaceNews.com more
DoD’s technology innovation office seeking bids from U.S. commercial remote sensing vendors  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Technologies of interest include synthetic aperture radar, hyperspectral imaging, electro-optical imaging, infrared imaging and radio frequency sensing. SpaceNews.com more
Air Force turns to partners for weather forecasting support  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. Air Force is turning increasingly to U.S. government, commercial industry, academia and international partners for help... more
UAE’s Falcon Eye 2 satellite switched from Vega to Soyuz  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace, said Airbus, the satellite’s manufacturer, asked to switch from Vega to... more
Virgin Galactic continues work on fleet of SpaceShipTwo vehicles  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Virgin Galactic is making progress in the development of its next SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, although the company is... more
SpaceX ready for Crew Dragon in-flight abort test  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX performed a successful static-fire test Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
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