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One day after President Donald Trump signed into law the first NASA authorization bill in more than six years, a leading senator said he is planning a new, long-term authorization bill for the agency.
"Perhaps there will be some future bill that makes a difference for Mars, but this is not it," he wrote.
Labor protests in Kourou, French Guiana, have prompted Arianespace to postpone an Ariane 5 launch of two telecommunications satellites until at least Thursday.
Vice President Mike Pence said March 21 that he expects the Trump administration to reestablish the National Space Council, a move that has the backing of a key member of Congress.
The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 spacecraft transmitted its first images back to Earth March 17, a milestone known as “first light.”
An email update on the company's work on the engine said Bezos will provide more news "in the coming weeks."
Rocket Lab, a U.S.-New Zealand company developing a small launch vehicle, announced March 21 that it has raised an additional $75 million that will help the company scale up production of the rocket.
A leading official in China’s lunar and Mars exploration program was reportedly denied a visa by the United States to attend a scientific conference here this week.
Kymeta will finally start shipping its first flat-panel antennas this spring, some five years after Microsoft founder Bill Gates first opened his wallet to help the Seattle startup bring thin, lightweight, low-power antennas to a satellite market hungry for mobility solutions.
The Dragon, flying the CRS-10 cargo mission, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Long Beach, California.
The Delta 4 carrying the Wideband Global Satcom 9 satellite lifted off at 8:18 EDT.
A regulatory system crafted a quarter-century ago is failing to keep up with an evolving commercial remote sensing industry, which companies say is slowing down their efforts to develop new satellite systems and capabilities.
An open system is evaluating "how innovative are people being,” said Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch.
The Turkish parliament is deliberating on a draft bill to create a space agency to boost the country’s space industry and facilitate Ankara’s expansion within the global space industry.