The U.S. Air Force says it will launch an unmanned X-37B spaceplane for a fourth mission no earlier than May 20.
By the time Boeing and Lockheed Martin tapped Tory Bruno to take over United Launch Alliance last July, the handwriting was on the wall: ULA was going to need a new rocket if it hoped to remain in business for the long haul.
Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm better known for pushing paper than building hardware, is launching a tiny satellite from the International Space Station this summer that could help the U.S. Air Force clear the air about a laser the service uses to calibrate one of its ground-based telescopes.
All but one of the five big test facilities at NASA’s Plum Brook Station, have few or no customers, and the situation is unlikely to change any time soon, according to a report from NASA’s inspector general.
The gigantic welding tool that will piece together the stages of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket has been taken apart and will be put back together around August to correct a misalignment that made it impossible to use the machine, a NASA official said.
Raytheon’s selection of a commercial telecommunications satellite owned by SES of Luxembourg to host a GPS-augmentation payload for the U.S. government means that two of the three satellites providing GPS corrections and GPS error notifications will be Boeing all-electric satellites.
ImageSat International suggested its long-delayed Eros-C satellite, now under construction at parent company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), will equal the image sharpness of DigitalGlobe’s current 30-centimeter product.
The Arianespace launch consortium has canceled today’s planned launch of a heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket due to an unexplained issue on the rocket that appears to be unrelated to the previous issue that scrubbed the planned April 15 launch.
Separate investigations into two high-profile commercial launch accidents six months ago are entering their final phases and will be completed in the next few months or, in some cases, weeks.
Turkey’s high-resolution Gokturk-1 optical reconnaissance satellite, which was completed months ago but held up because of a dispute over the readiness of an elaborate satellite test and assembly center in Turkey, has been cleared for shipment May 7.
While Landsat 9's program office is now operational at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, major procurement decisions for the next in the long series of land-imagining satellites may not be made until fall, a senior NASA official said.
Lockheed Martin's Space Systems division reported a double-digit increase in operating profit for the three months ending March 29 compared to the same period last year.
A House military space oversight panel recommends the U.S. Air Force go “back to the drawing board” on its next-generation polar-orbiting weather satellite program.
Eric Stallmer believes the new wave of commercial space ventures is different from his first go-round in the 1990s, citing the greater technological capabilities of the companies in the field, as well as a surge of outside investment into those companies.