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OneWeb, Softbank seek dismissal of Intelsat lawsuit  SPACE NEWS · 16 hours
Megaconstellation startup OneWeb and its largest investor Softbank asked the New York Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit from Intelsat, arguing that... more
BlackSky secures $50 million financing from Intelsat  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The senior secured loan will finance BlackSky’s infrastructure and product development. SpaceNews.com more
WFIRST passes preliminary design review  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A NASA space telescope recently completed a major review and is making good progress, project officials say, despite uncertainty about its funding. SpaceNews.com more
Here are all the Readers’ Choice winners of the 2019 SpaceNews Awards  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Readers voted in October to select the individuals, organizations and accomplishments most deserving of recognition at the 2019 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation.... more
SpaceX launches second batch of Starlink broadband satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
SpaceX completed its second launch of 60 Starlink satellites Nov. 11, making its own system the largest commercial telecommunications satellite... more
Soyuz-5 rocket to enter service in mid-2020s  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The Russian company that markets launch vehicles commercially says it doesn’t expect the new Soyuz-5 medium-lift rocket to be available until the... more
Telesat LEO manufacturing decision bumped to 2020  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Telesat Canada will likely choose the winner of a now three-way race to build its low Earth orbit broadband constellation in the... more
OneWeb’s first big deployment launch slips to January  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
OneWeb has delayed the beginning of its regular launch campaign by a month to allow more testing of its small... more
Astronaut preparing for ISS mission with reduced crew  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A NASA astronaut flying to the International Space Station next spring could be the only American on the station for... more
Missing pin blamed for Boeing pad abort parachute anomaly  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Boeing said Nov. 7 that a misplaced pin prevented a parachute from deploying during a pad abort test... more
Defense intelligence chief paints bleak picture of the space battlefield  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
DoD wants to increase awareness of the threats the nation faces in space but classification is... more
FOMS reports high-quality ZBLAN production on ISS  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Fiber Optic Manufacturing in Space (FOMS) Inc. presented the results Nov. 7 of its successful campaign to produce optical fiber on the... more
Ursa raises $15 million in Series B funding round  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Ursa Space Systems, a geospatial analytics company that specializes in the application of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data,... more
White House warns Congress about Artemis funding  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The White House warned Congress in a recent letter that without funding increases for its exploration programs, NASA won’t be able to... more
Air Force leaders seek to “flip the switch” on innovation  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Over two days, the U.S. Air Force awarded $22.5 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)... more
Defense Innovation Unit helping Army find alternatives to GPS  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
DIU received 25 proposals for the Dismounted Assured PNT System SpaceNews.com more
Iceye and RS Metrics sign pact to track iron ore inventories  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Iceye, the Finnish radar satellite constellation operator, announced an agreement Nov. 6 with RS... more
Senators introduce new NASA authorization bill  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a new NASA authorization bill Nov. 6 that would extend the life of the International Space Station and... more
U.K. government to fund spaceport improvements for Virgin Orbit  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The U.K. Space Agency will provide $9.5 million for infrastructure at a British airport that seeks to host... more
Air Force awards $9 million on first Space Pitch Day San Francisco  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
U.S. Air Force leaders emphasized their commitment to quick acquisition of innovative commercial technologies by awarding a total of $9 million to 12 companies... more
Elon Musk discusses Starship at Air Force Space Pitch Day  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The space industry’s primary hardware problem is its need for a “fully rapidly reusable orbital rocket,”... more
Air Force enthusiastic about commercial LEO broadband after successful tests  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The Air Force wants to work with multiple satcom providers that are currently building LEO constellations... more
Boeing offers SLS-launched lunar lander to NASA  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Boeing announced Nov. 5 that it has submitted a proposal to NASA to develop a lunar lander that could be launched in... more
Elon Musk discusses Starship at Air Force pitch event  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The space industry’s primary hardware problem is its need for a “fully rapidly reusable orbital rocket,” SpaceX CEO... more
Spire opens Washington office to court government customers  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Spire Global has opened its sixth office, setting up a team of 10 employees in the nation’s capital as it... more
Aviation and launch industries seek common ground on airspace improvements  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The commercial space and aviation industries are working closer together to address issues about access to... more
Megaconstellation milestones high on U.S. WRC-19 priority list   SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Finding international consensus on deployment milestones for constellations of non-geosynchronous satellites is a top space-related priority for the U.S. delegation... more
Boeing performs Starliner pad abort test  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA and Boeing said a pad abort test of the CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle Nov. 4 was a success despite the failure of... more
China tests grid fins with launch of Gaofen-7 imaging satellite  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A Chinese Long March 4B delivered an Earth observation into orbit satellite late Saturday, with grid... more
SpaceX trumpets progress on commercial crew parachute testing  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX said Nov. 3 that it has now carried out 13 consecutive successful tests of a new parachute design for... more
Antares launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft on first CRS-2 mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Northrop Grumman Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station... more
ESA remains confident it will fix ExoMars parachutes  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Top officials with the European Space Agency remain confident that they will be able to resolve the parachute problems that... more
China targets late 2020 for lunar sample return mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
China is aiming to launch its complex Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission in late 2020, following launch vehicle-related... more
Senate passes NASA appropriations bill  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Senate passed a spending bill Oct. 31 that provides $22.75 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2020, but final agreement on funding for agency programs... more
Cruz criticizes House for lack of action on commercial space legislation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The chairman of the Senate’s space subcommittee said Oct. 31 that his counterparts in... more
Eutelsat planning layoffs, hiring freeze to rein in spending  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
With revenue down and its just-launched satellite in trouble, Eutelsat Communications is preparing to layoff around 100 of... more
GAO report critical of Air Force space command and control program  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
GAO said the Air Force Space C2 program requires more oversight from the Defense... more
Boeing and SpaceX preparing for commercial crew abort tests  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Boeing and SpaceX are on schedule to perform two critical tests of their commercial crew vehicles in the... more
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