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Content and satellite-connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment shot down swirling concerns that its recent changes in executive leadership and concurrent overdue financial statements were the result of any misbehavior on the company’s part.
The mission, flight VA236, is carrying two communications satellites and was originally scheduled for mid-March.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems reported an increase in profit in its fiscal first quarter April 25 thanks in part to an increase in earnings from its stake in United Launch Alliance, but company officials cautioned that it expected ULA’s contributions to decline later this year.
It's unclear how this proposal would work with existing NASA studies of a Europa lander mission that could launch as soon as 2025.
In a conversation with NASA astronauts on the ISS April 24, President Donald Trump called for a human mission to Mars by the end of his second term in 2024, a timeframe most in the industry do not consider feasible.
The owners of satellite operator Spacecom have reopened their search for someone to buy the Israeli company after a month of trying without success to rekindle the interest of a once-eager Chinese suitor.
Some analysts speculate that Apple is pursuing a broadband satellite constellation by backing proposals made by Boeing.
An agreement between France and its restive South American territory French Guiana, home to Europe’s spaceport, has resolved a month-long dispute that had prevented any launch activity since mid-March.
As the amount of debris in low Earth orbit continues to increase, experts at a recent conference called for both improved efforts to track debris as well as national legislation to mitigate that growth.
Sources said the company planned to extend the deadline for bondholders to exchange current bonds with new ones until mid-May.
It's the first in a new line of spacecraft designed to eventually support a Chinese space station.
Few events at the NASA Ames Research Center draw the crowd that greeted Luxembourg’s royal delegation April 12. The Grand Duchy’s prince, princess and deputy prime minister met with NASA officials, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors to discuss Luxembourg’s campaign to harvest valuable materials from asteroids, moons or planets.
IoT will present enormous challenges for people who offer satellite communications products and services because each connected device from refrigerators to tractors offers hackers a point of entry into the network and a way to target other elements of the network.