Tuesday's briefing begins with a report that the North Korean satellite launched over the weekend is tumbling in orbit.
SES says its planned Feb. 24 launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket likely will need to skip an attempted recovery of the rocket’s first stage in order to place the 5,300-kilogram SES-9 satelite into the targeted orbit.
North Korea's weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said.
Monday's briefing begins with U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), who is running for Marco Rubio's seat, telling Florida space officials he favors a mix of commercial and government space efforts, plus a look at the week ahead.
Satellite fleet operator SES on Feb. 8 said it is targeting Feb. 24 for the launch of its SES-9 telecommunications satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full-Thrust rocket, a launch that has been repeatedly delayed since September.
NASA documents about the selection of commercial cargo contracts announced in January show that SpaceX had the highest technical ratings of the three winning companies, but also, by one metric, the highest price.
Frustrated with progress on a new ground system for the next-generation of GPS satellites the Pentagon hopes to start launching just over a year from now, the U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $96 million contract modification Feb. 4 to adapt the existing ground system to serve as a stop-gap measure.
The French space agency, CNES, on Feb. 5 concluded its annual internal seminar on international outreach, a meeting that is as much an order of battle on behalf of France’s space industry as a review of future bilateral space-research partnerships.
A Pentagon agency approved United Launch Alliance's accounting system 10 days before the company said that system prevented it from bidding for an Air Force launch contract.
With a change in administrations less than a year away, members of Congress called on NASA to refine its human exploration plans in order to better survive the transition, while also defending two key elements of those plans.
Satellite broadband provider Avanti Communications Group on Feb. 4 reported flat revenue for the six months ending Dec. 31 compared to a year ago but said backlog had increased and that the next six months should see substantial revenue growth.
Thursday's briefing begins with the 30th Space Wing Commander saying he's expecting Vandenberg Air Force Base to play host to a SpaceX landing attempt this year.