Policy & Politics
NOAA and Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology agreed this month to scrap plans for a second set of next-generation GPS radio occultation weather satellites after determining the joint project faced an unwinnable battle to secure funding.
Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance said Oct. 17 that they are cooperating on the development of a habitat orbiting the moon that they hope to build in a public-private partnership with NASA.
The Oct. 13 launch of the air-pollution-monitoring satellite Sentinel 5P was a bittersweet moment for the UK space sector.
The U.S. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), a Pentagon team charged with finding cutting-edge technologies to solve pressing national security problems, is not likely to abandon efforts to obtain radar data and analysis from commercial firms in spite of a recent setback.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is still sifting through industry ideas for opening satellite-dominated C-band spectrum to terrestrial telecommunications, and while not yet reaching a conclusion, considers Intel and Intelsat’s proposed spectrum clearing plan a positive step.
It’s fair to assume that technology saved lives. Supercomputers fed with hundreds of millions of data points from satellites, aircraft, ocean buoys and ground stations worked 24x7 to provide forecast models that enabled government officials to predict everything from wind speeds to storm surge to rain totals, and with a high degree of accuracy.
A shift in focus in NASA’s exploration plans to the moon won’t have an immediate effect on planning for the first flight of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket, now expected no sooner than late 2019.
DOD officials are “looking at the gaps we have in our space architecture, how we fill the capability and what is the best way to do that.”
Frustration over lagging modernization has reached a tipping point in the U.S. Army as rising powers like Russia and China are arming their militaries with advanced weapons and electronic warfare systems.
While much of industry would like to see an office that licenses commercial spaceflight activities moved out of the Federal Aviation Administration, a new report finds little support for doing so within government itself.
Vice President Mike Pence vowed Oct. 5 to reinvigorate the nation’s future in space through policies developed by the National Space Council, including a renewed emphasis on human missions to the moon.
Congress this month will decide whether there should be a "space corps" separate from the Air Force.
The newly re-established White House National Space Council is holding its inaugural meeting at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington. Watch now.
As Congress debates a contentious proposal to create a military “space corps,” some of Washington’s top experts say the U.S. government should promote more civility and less bellicosity in the cosmos.