As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020.
NASA now expects the first launch of the Space Launch System to slip to 2019, regardless of any decision to put a crew on that mission, given ongoing issues with development of the launch vehicle and the Orion spacecraft.
The government watchdog removed NOAA's GOES geostationary orbit weather satellite program, which successfully launched in November.
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.
A new report recommends that the FAA do more to assist commercial spaceports in determining their insurance requirements, but stops short of calling for regulatory changes regarding coverage for non-federal facilities.
U.S. Defense Department leaders suggested to the Government Accountability Office that to improve the management and oversight of the national security space enterprise, the Pentagon should consider creating a single space force, one that would handle duties currently assigned to the Defense Department and the National Reconnaissance Office.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is using a high-risk acquisition approach to bolster its number of ground-based interceptors and counter growing threats from North Korea, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Syncom Space Services is moving ahead on a $1.2 billion support services contract at NASA’s Stennis Space Center and Michoud Assembly Facility after the U.S. Government Accountability Office denied a protest from Jacobs Technology.
The U.S. government, primarily the Department of Defense, plans to spend some $6 billion on efforts to monitor the space environment in real time through 2020, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office Sept. 21 concluded that the Federal Aviation Administration has not provided enough information about the workload of its commercial space office to justify the $1.5 million in additional funding it requested for 2016.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office on July 16 denied a protest from Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. that sought to overturn the award of a U.S. weather satellite contract worth up to $470 million to rival Orbital ATK.
The cost of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation positioning, navigation and timing satellite constellation and its associated ground network has grown by $1.1 billion in the last 12 months.
JWST prime Northrop Grumman last year denied what it has since characterized as an unprecedented request by the GAO for one-on-one interviews with employees overseeing key elements of the program, insisting instead that the workers’ supervisors be present.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by Vencore Inc. of a contract awarded to TASC worth as much as $25 million to prescreen and negotiate apps for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The cryogenic cooling system intended to chill one of Webb’s four primary science instruments is still causing problems for contractor Northrop Grumman and remains the top risk to an on-time launch in 2018.