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GPS ground system gets cybersecurity upgrade as OCX faces new schedule setback  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
Until OCX is delivered, the Space Force will use the ground system known as Contingency Operations, or COps, made by Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com more
OneWeb files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Satellite internet startup OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday after its largest investor, Softbank, rejected a request for additional funding. SpaceNews.com more
Space Fence surveillance radar site declared operational  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The $1.5 billion Space Fence can track tiny objects in low Earth orbit as small as a marble. SpaceNews.com more
OneWeb to file for bankruptcy, sources say  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Satellite internet startup OneWeb is expected to file for bankruptcy as soon as Friday after its largest investor, Softbank, rejected a request... more
SpaceX wins NASA commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA announced March 27 it has selected SpaceX to provide cargo transportation services for the agency’s planned lunar... more
Coronavirus raises interest in remote spacecraft operations  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
With the coronavirus pandemic limiting options for personnel to gather in mission control centers to operate spacecraft, some companies are turning to... more
U.S. Space Command provides extra bandwidth to USNS Mercy hospital ship  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Army Satellite Operations Brigade is increasing WGS satcom capacity to the hospital... more
French space agency donates 90,000 face masks to hospitals  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Hospitals in Toulouse, France, received 90,000 face masks from the French space agency CNES this week in an... more
NASA requesting proposals for Orion engine  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA is seeking bids to develop a new engine for its Orion spacecraft that will effectively be a plug-in replacement for the shuttle-era engine... more
Avio, exempt from Italy’s coronavirus lockdown, seeks reopening of French Guiana spaceport  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Since 60% of Avio’s revenue comes from manufacturing, the French government’s March 16 decision to suspend launches from the Guiana Space Center shouldn’t impact... more
Iceye unveils radar imagery with 25-centimeter resolution  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Iceye, the Finnish Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite operator, unveiled a new product March 26: imagery with a resolution of 25 centimeters.... more
Senate approves coronavirus relief bill with $10.5 billion for Defense Department  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $2.4 billion to shore... more
NASA looking to play greater role in coronavirus pandemic response  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA is looking for ways to leverage its expertise and capabilities to support the federal government’s... more
Space and Missile Systems Center taking action to help contractors during pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
SMC Commander Thompson: 'It's definitely a priority for us to keep those innovative small companies in play." SpaceNews.com more
MHI pressing through pandemic toward late 2020 H3 rocket debut  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries still expects to conduct the maiden flight of Japan’s H3 rocket this year,... more
Proposed coronavirus relief bill has $10.5 billion for Defense Department  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $2.4 billion to shore up the... more
Senate Armed Services Committee to conduct ‘paper hearings’ during pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
SASC is "committed to continuing congressional oversight and data collection necessary to drafting the NDAA." SpaceNews.com more
Commentary | Space and coronavirus…any connection?    SPACE NEWS · 4 days
ESA Director Jan Woerner writes: "We have to accept that the spread of novel coronavirus is one of the negative consequences of... more
ESA puts four science missions on hold during pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The European Space Agency announced March 24 it is suspending regular operations of four of its missions, including... more
U.S. government aims for better coordination in space weather campaign  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
After decades of fighting to be taken seriously, meteorologists say space weather is beginning to get... more
SpaceX reports problem during Crew Dragon parachute test  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
SpaceX said March 24 that one of the final parachute tests for its Crew Dragon spacecraft went awry, a problem... more
Rocket Lab postpones launch because of coronavirus pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Rocket Lab announced March 24 that it was delaying the next launch of its Electron rocket from New Zealand as... more
45th Space Wing: Launches to go on as scheduled  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The wing has implemented telework but people are needed on site to support launches. SpaceNews.com more
NASA to hand off spacecraft communications to industry  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA is preparing to hand off to the private sector much of the work of communicating with spacecraft in Earth... more
Starliner flight raises profile of Space Network  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The Space Network continues to offer reliable global coverage 24-hours a day for missions led by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more
APT Satellite revenue down as competitors multiply  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
APT Satellite reported a 14% revenue drop in 2019 as regional competitors with new satellites started taking market share.  SpaceNews.com more
NASA to participate in SpaceX engine anomaly investigation  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA representatives will be part of an ongoing SpaceX investigation into an engine anomaly on a recent Falcon 9 launch... more
Op-ed | A space industry course correction under COVID-19  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The space industry is no exception among the industries impacted by COVID-19. In the midst of event cancellations,... more
Astra rocket damaged in pre-launch tests  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Small launch vehicle startup Astra has postponed its next launch attempt after the rocket was damaged in what local officials say was an “anomaly”... more
Venezuela’s flagship communications satellite out of service and tumbling  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Venezuela’s first and only state-owned communications satellite has been out of service since March 13 when a series... more
Maxar warns pandemic could delay deliveries but work continues  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Maxar Technologies warned customers that it may not be able to deliver spacecraft on time or on budget... more
Former Senate Armed Services Committee staffer J.R. Riordan joins Parsons Corp.  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Riordan will be in charge of business development and customer engagement for Parsons' national... more
Bigelow Aerospace lays off entire workforce  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Bigelow Aerospace, the company founded more than two decades ago to develop commercial space habitats, laid off all its employees March 23 in a... more
Space industry group warns small companies will not survive crisis without stimulus  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
CSF President Eric Stallmer: “The large companies will be fine. I’m worried about their suppliers." SpaceNews.com more
Pandemic fuels demand for satellite imagery  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Demand is growing for satellite imagery to gauge the economic impact of the new coronavirus and for remote monitoring of facilities and infrastructure. SpaceNews.com more
Study recommends minimizing elements for Artemis lunar lander  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A study by a space propulsion company concludes that a human return to the moon by 2024 will require minimizing... more
Maxar warns customers pandemic may delay spacecraft deliveries  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Maxar Technologies warned customers that it may not be able to deliver spacecraft on time or on budget due to... more
DoD increases progress payments to contractors to shore up cash-strapped suppliers  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Pentagon spokesman: DoD is working to help increase cash flow to the defense industrial... more
Coronavirus updates: The latest COVID-19 news for the global space industry  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the global space industry. Follow our reporters on... more
National Space Council meeting postponed  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The next meeting of the National Space Council, already scaled back because of the coronavirus pandemic, has been postponed, the White House announced March 21. SpaceNews.com more
Soyuz launches 34 OneWeb satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Arianespace launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb March 21, expanding the startup’s constellation to 74 satellites in low Earth orbit.  SpaceNews.com more
Coronavirus pauses work on JWST  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA has suspended work on the James Webb Space Telescope as it prioritizes what agency missions require people to be on site during the coronavirus pandemic.... more
Rocket Lab launch preparations continue despite coronavirus travel restrictions  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Rocket Lab is continuing with preparations for a launch later this month despite the coronavirus pandemic, although another... more
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