The U.S. Defense Department’s space-related budget blueprint for 2016 contained at least one pleasant surprise in the form of a funding request, albeit a small one, for the Air Force-led Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office.
In its three previous requests, the Air Force proposed shuttering the office, which was stood up to demonstrate new methods and technologies for developing and deploying space capabilities quickly.
Just as Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Feb. 2, indicating that six more weeks of cold weather are in store, President Barack Obama’s NASA budget blueprint — released the same day — foretells an indefinite continuation of the impasse that has gripped the agency for the past several years.
The debate over who should be in charge of European space is not over. The surge of new players entering the space sector and an increasing amount of private funding are changing how space is done, and ESA will feel the heat with increasing intensity over the next several years.
For all the similarities and dissimilarities between the two, there’s one that often gets ignored — their strategies for getting their stuff made.
Even if we never learn anything more about Beagle 2’s fate, the little mutt may still have something to teach us, provided that people are willing to learn.
In a world where the United States is surrounded by those who wish us ill and vastly outnumber us, superior technology is our only hope.
Space exploration evangelist Rick Tumlinson says he nearly choked on his almond milk when President Obama declared during his State of the Union address that we are going into space not just to explore but to stay.
What began as a small but promising nexus between space and the sprawling technology incubator known as Silicon Valley has exploded into something much larger with the rush of filings for bandwidth to deploy large constellations of low-orbiting broadband satellites.