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Facing looming regulatory deadlines, Inmarsat announced Dec. 8 it was moving the long-delayed launch of a satellite to provide aeronautical broadband services from SpaceX to Arianespace.
The space policy advisor during the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump said Dec. 7 that he foresees Vice President-elect Mike Pence being involved in shaping the space policy of the next administration.
SpaceX has postponed Falcon 9's return-t0-flight launch until early January, the Hawthorne, California-based company announced today (Dec. 7).
Israeli satellite operator Spacecom is denying media reports that it has concluded an agreement to sell itself to the Chinese conglomerate Beijing Xinwei Technology Group, claiming instead that talks are still ongoing.
A bill introduced late Dec. 6 to fund the federal government through April 2017 includes nearly $75 million for NASA to cover repairs caused by Hurricane Matthew in October.
The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center has cleared the third missile-warning Space Based Infrared System satellite for launch following an investigation into the satellite’s engine.
A new contract from NASA to build the agency’s Restore-L satellite servicing spacecraft could bring Space Systems Loral that much closer to launching its own satellite servicing business.
As the 114th Congress winds to a close, several space-related bills seeking passage, including a NASA authorization bill, are in danger of running out of time.
Arianespace lofted Turkey’s Göktürk-1 Earth observation satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit Dec. 5 aboard a Vega rocket, marking the eighth success for the European light-lift vehicle.
DigitalGlobe has released the first picture from its latest high resolution commercial imaging satellite, launched three weeks ago.
The first crewed flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft may fly a shorter mission than previously considered, with only a loop around the moon rather than an extended stay there.
The National Reconnaissance Office is set to take over some weather missions from the Air Force after the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give the agency “the acquisition programs necessary to meet the national security requirements for cloud characterization and theater weather imagery."
The 22-nation European Space Agency on Dec. 2 forced its science program to lay an offering at the alter of the agency’s struggling ExoMars mission with Russia, allowing a European rover to be launched in 2020 to complement the Mars orbiter already in service.