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NASA and the Department of Energy announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Oct. 20 that is the latest in a series of measures by the two agencies to expand cooperation.
TriSept Corp, a launch integration and mission management company, announced a launch services agreement Oct. 21 with U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command.
The U.S. Space Force on Oct. 21 is standing up its first field command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Lockheed CFO Ken Possenriede: “We now have a price point that will allow ULA to get its fair share of awards over SpaceX"
A bipartisan group of House members have formed a Space Force Caucus to advocate on behalf of the military’s newest service.
Momentus Space announced an agreement Oct. 20 with Canada’s Kepler Communications to arrange the 2021 launch of two satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare flight and delivery to their desired orbital altitude in the Vigoride in-space transportation vehicle.
SpaceX revealed Oct. 20 that Microsoft is its subcontractor for the Space Development Agency program.
Microsoft will offer mobile cloud computing data centers that can be deployed anywhere in the world and connect to SpaceX’s Starlink and SES’ O3B internet satellites.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced the release Oct. 20 of OpenSpace, a software platform and family of virtual products designed to help satellite ground systems adapt rapidly to changing conditions.
Blue Origin says the Air Force should continue to fund New Glenn so it can be certified for national security missions.
Chinese large state-owned enterprise CASIC laid out a new set of commercial space plans for the next five years at a conference Monday.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched another set of Starlink satellites Oct. 18 as the investigation into another Falcon 9 launch abort more than two weeks ago continues.
NASA has awarded more than $400 million in contracts to both demonstrate technologies needed for future lunar exploration and to send an ice-drilling payload to the south pole of the moon.