SNC must end its protest over the loss of an award to deliver astronauts to the international space station. The company is not likely to quickly win its battle, and therein lies a serious problem for the future of commercial human spaceflight.
Continuing its strategy of making tuck-in acquisitions in Europe to consolidate its business, Switzerland's Ruag Space will purchase the space division of Patria of Finland, a specialist in satellite on-board electronics.
BAE Systems has reached agreement to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, a manufacturer of space-qualified signals intelligence gear, from Easterline Corp. for $28 million.
WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking input from industry on plans to resume purchases of microgravity aircraft flights, possibly on a “purely commercial” basis, as two companies make plans to start or restart such services in 2015. NASA’s A…
CNES officials said early tests of the Loon project persuaded the agency that the Google idea, while “appearing crazy,” was feasible and merited a closer look.
PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on Dec. 11 said Stephen Spengler, the company’s chief commercial officer, will replace David McGlade as chief executive on April 1. McGlade will become executive chairman of the company and will…
Even as it struggles to align its military space goals with a 2015 budget that has not been fully secured, the French Defense Ministry has tapped Airbus and Thales for initial work on France’s first operational eavesdropping satellite.
WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corp. will buy at least one Atlas 5 rocket from United Launch Alliance to resume cargo deliveries to the international space station for NASA in the fourth quarter of 2015 while it works to return its Antares rocket…
“New space” companies must evolve from the experimental, to the operational, to the indispensable.