The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, the organization funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, is examining the feasibility of a private mission to a moon of Saturn.
The follow-on system has been discussed as an opportunity to exploit commercial space industry advances and design a lower cost system, possibly with a larger number of satellites that could more easily replaced if attacked.
BAE will create a virtual battle zone that DARPA believes will help U.S. military leaders better understand the space environment and the potential threats.
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After launching three of its last four Cygnus missions from Florida, Orbital ATK is planning to begin a string of cargo launches to the International Space Station on its Antares rocket with one now scheduled for Nov. 12.
Could the military take advantage of cheaper and faster satellite broadband to siphon more data, faster, from its surveillance drones? It could, but it's easier said than done, according to satellite industry executives.
The Common Ground Station 2.0 already is retrieving satellite data from a new ground station at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in addition to the ground station in Svalbard, Norway, that NASA and NOAA relied on in the first generation of the Common Ground System.
As NASA prepares to update the schedule for the first flight of its Space Launch System, a report by the agency’s inspector general warns a lack of budget reserves could lead to more delays in the future.
The low-Earth-orbit sun-synchronous mission will carry a panchromatic and multispectral camera.
The forward-leaning technology arm of the U.S. Defense Department is betting that in just a few years, the business of sending robots to high orbit to repair and refresh satellites will be so successful that the government and the industry should now begin to discuss rules and protocols.
NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial element of the agency’s proposed Deep Space Gateway.