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For decades, people considered the deployment of space-based missile defense to be the stuff of science fiction. That view began to dissolve on March 23, 1983, when President Ronald Reagan announced...
Tensions notwithstanding, Russia’s Interests lie in continued participation.
After the final selection of the principal experiments to fly on NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover, consideration must be given to what else might productively be placed onboard.
Scott Whatmough was tasked with delivering what turned out to be Raytheon’s winning bid for the FAB-T program.
As cubesats prove their ability to capture imagery and gather scientific data, developers are eager to send the miniature spacecraft on increasingly complex missions, many of which require propulsion.
At least two of the six asteroids NASA has identified as candidates for redirecting to lunar orbit for astronauts to explore by 2025 will already have been probed and sampled by robotic spacecraft by...
Additive manufacturing, a trendy technique also known as three-dimensional printing, probably will not spark an in-space manufacturing revolution any time soon.
Adapting ESA's ATV into a service module for NASA’s Orion deep-space capsule is threatening to push the craft’s first mission to lunar space beyond its notional December 2017 launch date.
The cost savings potential of replacing the U.S. Air Force’s current fleet of satellites with all-electric versions apparently has piqued the service’s interest.
The Goddard Satellite Servicing Office is converting its clean room for a ground-based satellite refueling demo.


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