The attempt by terrestrial broadband networks to gain access to C-band frequencies currently reserved for satellite use mainly failed, with the exception of the lower piece of C-band that had already been partly opened to them in 2007.
The president of the French space agency wants to make sure the heads of state visiting Paris understand the indispensable role of satellites in climate monitoring.
The program remains in deadlined-stressed mode with triple-shift work days in preparation for the first mission's March launch.
Blue Origin announced Nov. 24 that it launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on a second test flight, flying to the edge of space and successfully landing both sections of the vehicle.
NASA awarded contracts and unfunded agreements Nov. 19 for 22 projects to advance space technologies that the agency believes are on the verge of significant advancement.