36TH SPACE SYMPOSIUM
SpaceNews.com is reporting from Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 23-26 to bring you comprehensive coverage of the 36th Space Symposium.
In an interview with SpaceNews, Aerospace Corp. CEO Steve Isakowitz says unprecedented opportunities are emerging for national security space organizations to capture commercial innovation. Defense programs won’t transform overnight, he says, but change is definitely in the air.
Leaders of national space agencies agree that space traffic management (STM) should be a priority but have differing views on who should be responsible for it.
The SpaceNews editorial team produced four show dailies, a nightly email newsletter and all-day web coverage during the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs the week of Aug. 23.
Clinton Crosier, a retired U.S. Air Force major general who helped organize the standup of the U.S. Space Force, recently celebrated his anniversary of joining cloud giant AWS to lead its newly created Aerospace and Satellite business team. SpaceNews caught up with Crosier at the Space Symposium in Colorado to learn more about AWS' plans for the global space industry.
The head of the U.S. Space Force launch enterprise said it is “unfortunate” that Blue Origin is taking far longer than expected to complete the testing and production of BE-4 rocket engines for United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle.
Currently more known for the high-resolution cameras it builds than for spacecraft, Dragonfly Aerospace’s plan to move into microsatellite manufacturing got a major boost in April when it was sold to serial entrepreneur Max Polyakov. SpaceNews caught up with Eugene Yakovlev, Dragonfly Aerospace’s chief business officer, for an update on its plans.
Amazon is urging the Federal Communications Commission to dismiss SpaceX’s amended plans for its second-generation Starlink constellation, saying they are too broad and speculative.
Defense Department satellite programs are feeling the effects of the widespread microchip shortage that has stymied carmakers and consumer electronic manufacturers.
The head of the European Space Agency says plans are moving forward to host a European space summit early next year to discuss proposals for new major space initiatives.
The Biden administration plans to revise both the charter and the membership of the National Space Council’s advisory group to better reflect its priorities.
SpaceX is adding laser terminals on all future Starlink satellites and is the reason behind a break in launches for the broadband megaconstellation, president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said.
German antenna maker Mynaric unveiled a new optical satellite terminal Aug. 25 amid its push into the U.S laser communications market.
From hiking the price of cars to impacting the readiness of militaries, the havoc that COVID-19 wreaks across supply chains is far-ranging and sometimes surprising.
Intelsat has amended its restructuring plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection later this year, securing the support of holders of nearly 75% of its debt.
A widespread shortage of liquid oxygen linked to the latest wave of the pandemic could affect SpaceX’s launch schedule, a company executive said Aug. 24.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said he remains confident that Russia will remain a part of the International Space Station through the end of the decade but warned of an emerging space race with China.