A mysterious Russian military satellite parked itself between two Intelsat satellites in geosynchronous orbit for five months this year, alarming company executives and leading to classified meetings among U.S. government officials.
The lease of Ka-band capacity on Spacecom’s Amos-6 satellite is far more modest a commitment than industry observers had been expecting from Facebook.
The large facility in Cannes, France, was being cleared of the water and mud that penetrated the facility’s stockroom and other areas.
The mobile satellite services provider says the U.S. military has been particularly hungry to use the company’s new Global Xpress Ka-band service.
The U.S. Air Force is expected to request funding next year for the third in its series of "pathfinder" experimental satellite bandwidth procurements.
Sierra Nevada Corp. expects to start a new series of unpowered flight tests of its Dream Chaser spacecraft in early 2016 as the company awaits the outcome of a NASA commercial cargo competition.
House Majority Leader and commercial space supporter Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has taken himself out of the running to become the next House speaker.
The two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites have been on orbit since July 2014 and have already been pressed into service.
U.S. lawmakers authorize $40 million next year for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program but restrict access to the funding until senior Defense Department officials can demonstrate that launching the final satellite in the series is the best and most affordable option.