NASA has pushed back a widely anticipated decision on the design of its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) until January as it seeks to understand if the technology offered by one option is worth its additional complexity and cost.
Tests of the Galileo satellite recently moved from its initial bad orbit to an improved one have confirmed that it can be inserted into the broader Galileo constellation to deliver precision results to users.
Rocket maker SpaceX has turned over to the U.S. Air Force the last of the information needed for certification to launch national security missions.
Orbital has contracted with Russia’s Energomash to provide RD-181 engines to power the first stage of Orbital’s Antares rocket, replacing the AJ-26 engine that Orbital suspects was the origin of Antares’ Oct. 28 failure.
Despite another reminder from its inspector general that NASA's space communications network is heading for a bandwidth logjam, NASA is not rushing to procure more TDRS satellites.
Sure, Bloomberg wrote almost the same story nearly a year ago. But the Washington Post's feature story puts NASA in a rather harsh spotlight just as a new Congress is about to be seated.