The SpaceNews editorial team produced the official Show Daily for the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, Oct. 21-25. The Day 1 issue,, features an IAC curtain raiser on the efforts of NASA's international partners to keep up with the U.S. space agency's lunar ambitions.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Oct. 25 that the agency would send a robotic rover to the moon in 2022 to look for water ice, confirming plans that had been taking shape for months.
The prospect of another stopgap funding bill, one that could stretch well into next year, is raising concerns in industry it could slow down work on NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the moon by 2024.
As Japan prepares to join NASA’s Artemis lunar program, the country’s largest rocket manufacturer says it could upgrade the H3 rocket debuting next year to deliver cargo to the moon as soon as 2025.
A partnership between small launch vehicle company Firefly Aerospace and propulsion developer Aerojet Rocketdyne, highlighted by Firefly’s potential use of Aerojet’s AR1 engine, also has more immediate benefits for the companies.
Virgin Orbit, while preparing for the first flight of its LauncherOne smallsat rocket, is in the process of choosing an engine for a three-stage variant that would be capable of sending payloads to other planets.
“As a part of the New Space industry I see no reason why I am replacing my laptop every two years but a satellite is replaced every six years,” said Raz Itzhaki, NSLComm CEO and co-founder. “We constantly improve, launch test, improve launch test.”
The nonprofit MILO Institute plans to begin revealing at the 2019 International Astronautical Congress some of the universities and government agencies around the world signing onto its plan to share the cost of deep space science missions across multiple organizations.
WASHINGTON – Addvalue Innovation, a subsidiary of Addvalue Technologies of Singapore, delivered its first commercial Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to Capella Space, a San Francisco company developing a constellation of synthe…
The New Zealand Space Agency established in 2016 is moving quickly to develop a comprehensive strategy reflecting its priorities including sustainability, agility and collaboration.
London-based Spacebit plans to send a rover small enough to explore lava tubes to the moon in 2021 on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander.
Of the 148 small launch vehicles on a popular industry watch list, about 41 “are likely dead,” Carlos Niederstrasser, a Northrop Grumman master systems engineer, said at the 2019 International Astronautical Congress here.
Japanese lunar lander company ispace says it’s on track to launch its first mission in 2021 while supporting an American partner on potential NASA missions.
As part of its planetary protection campaign, NASA is encouraging companies to establish a working group to establish standards to ensure spacecraft do not accidentally transfer extra-terrestrial life to Earth.
The German Space Agency DLR and Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Alabama, have started operation of a jointly funded hyperspectral imager attached to the exterior of the International Space Station.