The company's chief executive said a final agreement to settle a suit should be signed soon.
The two companies developing commercial crew vehicles are confident that they will be ready to start carrying astronauts in 2018 despite a recent report that concluded delays into 2019 were likely.
More than a year and a half after the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s six-month shutdown scuttled Boeing’s sale of a satellite to a Singapore startup, Kacific has finalized its order for a high-throughput platform it will share with Sky Perfect JSAT of Japan.
The JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 spacecraft will be owned by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific Broadband Satellites.
President Donald Trump made no mention of the U.S. Export-Import Bank during a speech Feb. 17 some had expected to include a call for restoring the bank’s full ending authority.
NASA plans to complete by the middle of March a contingency plan for ensuring access to the International Space Station should its two commercial crew partners suffer additional delays.
Satellite operator Intelsat’s second high-throughput satellite, Intelsat 33e, entered service Jan. 29 after a protracted journey to orbit caused by a thruster malfunction, but the company has not yet decided if it will file an insurance claim.
NanoRacks announced plans Feb. 6 to work with Boeing on a commercial airlock designed to satisfy growing demand by companies seeking to launch cubesats and small satellites from the International Space station.
The company will continue to support its GPS 2A and 2F satellites in orbit.
NASA is proposing to purchase, through Boeing, additional Soyuz seats for International Space Station missions to both take advantage of Russian plans to decrease the size of its crew and as insurance against potential additional commercial crew delays.
Spacecom is buying its newest spacecraft from an American supplier without relying on financial support from the Export-Import Bank of the United States, according to a company official.
Boeing and Engility received multi-million contract options to support U.S. Air Force space operations.
SpaceX has delayed by several months a pair of test flights of its Crew Dragon spacecraft being developed for NASA’s commercial crew program, in part because of a Falcon 9 pad explosion in September.