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 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.
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.
China’s reusable aerospace plane, which was tested on Friday, offers great potential in a wide range of
businesses, according to industry observers.
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”.
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 […]
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.