SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is headed back to Earth from the International Space Station Aug. 26 with more than a ton of experiments and cargo bound for splashdown, including 12 mice.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded contracts worth a total of $110 million to Raytheon, L-3 and ViaSat to demonstrate that the Defense Department’s protected tactical waveform works with new modems and with military and commercial satellites.
A European Ariane 5 rocket on Aug. 24 successfully placed two Intelsat-owned telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit, a launch that included the second of Intelsat’s do-or-die Epic high-throughput satellites.
NASA has taken offline technical reports associated with a cutting-edge technology program out of concerns of a possible export control breach, an agency official said Aug. 24.
Satellite fleet operator Space Communications (Spacecom) of Israel’s principal shareholders on Aug. 24 said they had agreed to sell the company to a Beijing conglomerate that has created a Luxembourg entity to manage the business for $285 million in cash.
China released Tuesday the design of a Mars mission to launch in mid-2020 on a Long March 5, initially orbiting Mars before deploying a lander and rover.
Tuesday's ruling begins with a setback for World View, the Arizona company planning to launch passenger-carrying high-altitude balloons from a taxpayer-funded launch site.
For the first time in nearly two years, NASA has made contact with a science spacecraft on the opposite side of the sun from the Earth, the agency announced Aug. 22.
The U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency plans to establish a consortium to discuss standards and practices for on-orbit satellite servicing as a corollary to Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites (RSGS), an effort to develop robotic spacecraft to inspect, repair and move other satellites.
The U.S. Air Force released on Aug. 19 a draft solicitation that sets up a competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to launch a multipurpose experimental satellite in late 2018 that's equipped to detect nuclear detonations for the Pentagon and carry out a laser communications demonstration for NASA.
Monday's briefing begins with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) taking issue with Donald Trump's characterization of the U.S. space program.
Boeing and a Russian company it was once partners with on the Sea Launch joint venture are in discussions about a settlement to a long-running legal dispute, a deal that could involve cooperation on future projects.
Friday's briefing begins with a 420-second test of a space shuttle main engine NASA is repurposing for the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying two space surveillance satellites for the U.S. Air Force lifted off early this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The U.S. Air Force said Aug. 18 it sent one of its high-orbiting space surveillance satellites to check on a Navy communications satellite that ran into propulsion problems about halfway to geosynchronous orbit.
The U.S. Army is looking for small sensors that can help with imaging and space situational awareness as it continues to evolve its small satellite program.