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As preparations ramp up for the first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft in December, agency officials say they will be closely involved in all aspects of the mission even though the flight...
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is looking for a host satellite to carry a roughly 100-kilogram science instrument to a geostationary orbit in 2022, according to notice published online Nov. 10.
NASA approved ICON, a small heliophysics mission set to launch no later than October 2017, to proceed into development, the agency announced Nov. 12.
DARPA released specifications for a standardized spacecraft deployment system it is developing to enable military payloads to hitch rides on commercial communications satellites and hop off in or...
Less than 24 hours after Philae’s landing on Comet 67 some 500 million kilometers from Earth, mission managers were waking up to the fact that they have a successful landing, but not at all in the...
The U.S. Defense Department “strongly disagrees” with congressional proposals to initiate a large, government-run program to replace a controversial Russian-made rocket engine.
The pilot that survived the Oct. 31 crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has told federal investigators he was unaware that the vehicle’s co-pilot, who died in the accident, had unlocked the...
Europe on Nov. 12 successfully placed a 100-kilogram lander on a comet 500 million kilometers from Earth following a seven-hour descent from a satellite that had been chasing the comet for 10 years.
The French government will reform its Coface export-credit agency to enable it to offer financial backing to satellite projects at the same rates as its American counterpart, France’s space minister...
Lockheed Martin Space Systems has received a $62.9 million contract modification from the Air Force to help develop the ground station for U.S. missile warning satellites.

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