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Seeking to double the number of launches it can conduct annually, Japan will add a second launch pad to the Tanegashima spaceport to support its next-generation H3 rocket.
The 2018 defense appropriation may be the one and only chance for Congress to add $600 million for two new satellites given how large of an increase the Pentagon is getting — $61 billion more than last year’s funding.
Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will use a 3D-printed combustions chamber for the engines it is developing to power its Bloostar balloon-assisted orbital rocket.
A final fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill released March 21 fully funds two key weather satellite programs at NOAA while increasing funding for future weather satellites and space weather efforts.
A final fiscal year 2018 spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators March 21 would give NASA more than $20.7 billion, far above the administration’s original request.
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
#SpaceForce takes Capitol Hill by storm • What is the true cost of space programs? • Space budget deep dive
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.