NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced plans Nov. 19 to work with two companies to develop a constellation of satellite sensors to provide early detection of wildfires.
The program remains in deadlined-stressed mode with triple-shift work days in preparation for the first mission's March launch.
U.S. House lawmakers signaled bipartisan willingness to encourage greater use of commercial satellite imagery at NASA, although exactly which data might be used for what purposes is unclear.
Preparations for the first launch of a Cygnus cargo spacecraft in more than a year, and the first on an Atlas launch vehicle, have gone smoothly despite some changes in timing of loading cargo on the spacecraft, an Orbital ATK executive says.
Wednesday's briefing begins with SpaceX one-upping Blue Origin with its very own supermodel, plus the latest on ULA's push to lift the RD-180 ban.
The United States could struggle to promote competition in its space launch program while also maintaining two independent ways to launch satellites and ending U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Tuesday.
A bipartisan coalition of Gulf Coast lawmakers has asked the House appropriations panel that funds U.S. weather satellite programs to reverse its decision to leave a next-generation polar weather satellite out of a 2016 spending bill the lower chamber approved in June.
The new-version H-2A is designed to offer up to three commercial flights per year with improved orbital-injection features.
Tuesday's briefing begins with Aerojet Rocketdyne announcing a pair of big propulsion contracts and Japan's H-2A rocket launching Telesat's Telstar 12 Vantage satellite.
As Spacecom prepares to file a total loss claim to its insurance underwriters, Chief Executive David Pollack says other operators' pricing moves in Africa "will ruin the market."
Blue Origin announced Nov. 24 that it launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on a second test flight, flying to the edge of space and successfully landing both sections of the vehicle.
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has asked the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), to reject the idea of inserting a provision into a must-pass federal spending bill that would give the U.S. military access to a controversial Russian rocket engine until an alternative becomes available.