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Bezos flies to space on Blue Origin’s first crew launch

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, his brother, a pioneering female pilot, and an 18-year-old Dutch student launched to the edge of space Tuesday on a 66-mile-high suborbital flight aboard his company’s New Shepard rocket, the latest achievement in a new era of billionaire-backed human spaceflight.

NASA clears Boeing Starliner for launch on second unpiloted test flight

NASA and Boeing held a day-long flight readiness review Thursday and cleared the company’s CST-100 Starliner astronaut ferry ship for launch July 30 on a second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station.

Russian science lab heads for International Space Station

The International Space Station is set to receive its biggest expansion in more than a decade after the launch of a Russian research lab and a European robotic arm Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Launcher News

China’s experimental space plane aces test flight

China’s reusable aerospace plane, which was tested on Friday, offers great potential in a wide range of

businesses, according to industry observers.

ESA advances Vega rocket evolution beyond 2025

ESA will further increase the competitiveness and environmental sustainability of Europe’s Vega launch system beyond 2025 through a contract signed with Avio in Italy.

With cutting-edge hypersonics, Russia leads in new arms race

The Avangard, the Kinzhal and now the Zircon — Russia is leading the race to develop a range of new hypersonic weapons that President Vladimir Putin has dubbed “invincible”.

NewSpace  News

New Launch + On-Orbit Services To Issue From D-Orbit Under ESA’s BOOST! Project

The UK branch of D-Orbit has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Boost! Project with ESA’s Commercial Space Transportation Services and Support Program. The Responsive Microlauncher Service, which provides end-to-end delivery of payloads in orbit, is designed to use the upcoming small launchers that are due to be launching regularly […]

AWS Ground Station Integrated With D-Orbit’s AURORA Mission Control Software

D-Orbit has integrated AWS Ground Station with D-Orbit’s AURORA cloud-based mission control software, using the AWS Ground Station to power AURORA, manage increasingly complex missions for D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier (such as the on-going PULSE mission) as well as strengthen the D-Orbit space transportation and logistics infrastructure.

NorthStar developing prototype Earth observation system for marine and coastal tracking

NorthStar Earth & Space, a startup developing a constellation for tracking other satellites, has secured Canadian government funding for a prototype Earth observation monitoring system to combat climate change.

Multi-Spectral Optical Payload To Be Supplied By Officina Stellare To ISI For Defense + Intelligence

Officina Stellare has signed a new contract for a total of approximately 1 million euros with ISI – ImageSat International for an innovative, multi-spectral, optical payload intended for very high resolution imaging of the Earth’s surface from LEO. The company will supply a very high resolution, multi-spectral, optical payload, that will operate in the visible […]

Space Safety News

Senators push for action on space traffic management

Members of a Senate space subcommittee argued that the Commerce Department was not doing enough to implement policies on space traffic management (STM) or staffing the office responsible for it.

Space Force extends Parsons’ contract for satellite ground services

Braxton Technologies, a company recently acquired by Parsons Corp., received a $139.4 million contract to continue development and prototyping of the U.S. Space Force’s next-generation ground system for satellite operations. 

United Kingdom a potential site for future U.S. space surveillance radar

U.S. Space Force officials have begun discussions with the U.K. government about the possibility of building a deep-space radar site in the United Kingdom.

Space executives: Regulations and incentives needed to curtail collisions and debris

Safe deployment of satellites is going to be increasingly difficult in the absence of globally accepted rules and incentives to make space a sustainable environment, industry executives said.

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