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Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February.
California Assembly Appropriations Committee backs plan to create a California Aerospace and Aviation Commission to recommend action the governor and state legislature could take to retain jobs and encourage the industry's growth.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “In space we will do our best to deter. But for right now, it’s about sizing up the problem."
Shortly after a Finnish company successfully launched the country’s first commercial SAR microsatellite, Finland’s president signed the country’s first comprehensive space legislation.
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate.
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force.
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.”
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data.
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it.
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission.
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison.
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020.
SN Military.Space | Government shutdown watch – Senate to hear from key DoD nominees – New SBIRS satellite set for liftoff
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer.
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region.
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships.