The U.S. Air Force is expected to request funding next year for the third in its series of "pathfinder" experimental satellite bandwidth procurements.
Sierra Nevada Corp. expects to start a new series of unpowered flight tests of its Dream Chaser spacecraft in early 2016 as the company awaits the outcome of a NASA commercial cargo competition.
House Majority Leader and commercial space supporter Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has taken himself out of the running to become the next House speaker.
The two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites have been on orbit since July 2014 and have already been pressed into service.
U.S. lawmakers authorize $40 million next year for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program but restrict access to the funding until senior Defense Department officials can demonstrate that launching the final satellite in the series is the best and most affordable option.
An Israeli team participating in the Google Lunar X Prize competition has a contract to launch its spacecraft on a SpaceX Falcon 9 in 2017, the first launch contract officially confirmed by the prize’s organizers.
GPS missions will comprise the bulk of the launches, but a missile warning satellite and an unidentified payload will also be in the mix.
A NASA official says the orbiter could carry the mechanisms needed to collect and store sealed Martian surface samples for a return trip to Earth.
The Jilin-1 launch is the latest example of China’s lightning-fast transformation from satellite imagery importer to producer.
The lease of capacity on the Amos-6 satellite — about 18 gigabits per second of throughput — can be extended for up to two years at a reduced rate.
The six Metop Second Generation satellites will be manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space under a 1.3 billion-euro contract signed in October.
The growing popularity of national imaging satellites should play to Israel’s strength in low-weight, high-performance spacecraft. Isaac Ben-Israel says Israel is doing what’s necessary to better equip — and support — its industry on global markets.
The agency has said it could select two of the five finalists for the latest of its Discovery-class planetary missions — including two Venus concepts and three asteroid concepts — next year for full-scale development.