A coronavirus pandemic spending package introduced in the Senate this week would provide $1.5 billion in supplemental funding for NASA, although agency leadership says the exact amount of money the agency needs to cover its costs remains to be determined.
Mandy Vaughn said notifying companies of contract awards and immediately rescinding them shows “a little bit of discombobulation."
SmallSat Alliance Chairman Chuck Beames: 'I think they messed up.'
The Air Force will use BlackSky's monitoring service to track the spread of COVID-19 and secure its supply chain.
Four months after closing centers because of the coronavirus pandemic, NASA has been able to keep its highest priority missions on track, even as others have suffered delays.
Near Space Labs is selling high-resolution imagery of major Texas cities for prices ranging from $10 to $50 per square kilometer.
Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper said funds that had been allocated for small launch contracts were redirected to small business loans.
DoD said this agreement is to "ensure the continued viability of space surveillance capability" in the U.S. industrial base.
The U.S. government “will not award the identified contracts at this time.”
Companies are selected based on data provided to DoD leaders by the Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Aevum, Astra, X-Bow, Rocket Lab, Space Vector and VOX Space each will receive contracts to launch two rideshare missions.
Three months after the coronavirus pandemic brought large swaths of the global economy to a near halt, Asia-Pacific satellite operators say they are still trying to identify a new normal.
While both the president and vice president plan to attend the Demo-2 commercial crew launch, there will be far fewer people attending the first American human orbital spaceflight in nearly a decade than once expected.
Isotropic Systems won two defense contracts in two months, an important sign the satellite terminal developer is diversifying its customer base, said John Finney, Isotropic founder and CEO.