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The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center faces unique challenges because it uses an extensive array of ground systems - some decades old - to communicate with individual satellites.
The next wave of missions creates communications challenges for NASA’s Deep Space Network
In recent weeks NASA had laid out more details about what an outpost orbiting the moon might look like and how it could be built - driven by the need to start planning payloads for the initial missions to develop it.
American remote sensing startups want to stay in the United States, but they must plan for overseas operations due to uncertainty in the regulatory approval process.
A variety of new space technologies are emerging in the U.S. space industry, and policymakers should look for ways to facilitate this innovation and make these technologies more accessible to civil, commercial, and military space customers.
IoT will present enormous challenges for people who offer satellite communications products and services because each connected device from refrigerators to tractors offers hackers a point of entry into the network and a way to target other elements of the network.
A six-year-old company headquartered near Charlotte, North Carolina’s busy international airport raised $66 million this February as it nears completion of an air-to-ground network of 250 cellular towers. When finished, those towers will point close to 20,000 beams at passenger planes crossing the continental United States.
After the election, the early signals from the Trump transition and beachhead teams across the various departments and agencies involved in space activities largely echoed that same message of support. However, at least two of the recent decisions made by the Trump White House put in place policies that, as currently formulated, could hinder continued growth in commercial space.
During his campaign, President Trump called for more airplanes, more ships and more soldiers, but said little about bolstering the space capabilities these forces rely upon.
Mina Mitry is at the helm of a seven-person company that has raised $5.5 million since forming in 2015 to develop a global constellation of cubesats to connect any device on Earth or in orbit.
2017 is shaping up to be one of the more exciting years in recent history, with the potential for several “industry firsts,” along with profound shifts in public policy.
The space community waited for weeks for the transition to name its “landing team” for the agency while rosters for the teams handling other departments filled up.
In the Nov. 21 issue of SpaceNews, senior staff writer Jeff Foust and and several outside experts examine what Donald Trump's presidency could mean for civil, national security and commercial space.