Leaf Space expands ground station network ahead of busy SpaceX ride-share...

TAMPA, Fla. — Leaf Space has added three more ground stations to its managed network service, helping the Italian company support its largest number...

Satellite propulsion supplier Orbion raises $20 million in Series B funding

WASHINGTON — Orbion Space Technology, a Michigan-based supplier of electric propulsion for small satellites, announced June 24 it has raised $20 million in Series...

Space Perspective performs first balloon test flight, begins ticket sales

WASHINGTON — Space Perspective, the company planning to offer stratospheric balloon flights for tourists, has formally opened ticket sales days after its first test...

Op-ed | Assessing new launch vehicles on the market

Launch service providers and integrators exist at the intersection of two highly specialized fields: launch vehicle development and satellite development. These fields overlap, but...

Report: Space Force has to prepare for operations beyond Earth’s orbit

Col. Eric Felt: 'Operating spacecraft beyond geosynchronous Earth orbit poses unique challenges' WASHINGTON — A new report published by the Air Force Research Laboratory suggests...

Masten delays first lunar lander mission

WASHINGTON — Masten Space Systems is pushing back the launch of its first lunar lander mission by nearly a year, the latest in a...

Army, Navy satellite operations to consolidate under Space Force

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force later this year will begin to take over the operation of 11 Navy narrowband communications satellites. It also...

Nelson says Artemis plans pending decision on GAO protest

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a House committee June 23 that NASA is awaiting a decision from the Government Accountability Office on...

Astrocast mulls going public to expand to 100 satellites

TAMPA, Fla. — Swiss startup Astrocast is considering becoming a public company to expand its constellation for connecting internet of things (IoT) devices. The venture...

ULA delays further use of enhanced upper-stage engine pending studies

WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance will not be using an upgraded upper-stage engine in upcoming Atlas 5 missions as the company investigates the source...

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SpaceX and OneWeb spar over satellite close approach

ORLANDO — An alleged close approach between satellites from OneWeb and SpaceX led to a meeting between the companies and the Federal Communications Commission,...

Op-ed |  A multicultural approach to space development

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Intuitive Machines’ first lunar lander mission slips to 2022

WASHINGTON — The first lunar lander mission by Intuitive Machines, which had been scheduled for launch late this year, has been delayed to early...

N.C. panel rejects code flexibility sought by homebuilders

A contentious change to North Carolina’s energy conservation code has been rejected by a rules review panel, forcing the builders who proposed it back...

U.S. role in global greenhouse gas constellation still up in the air

The United States is expected to play a supporting role in an international campaign to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space. Through the Committee on...