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Virgin Orbit announced April 2 it has identified an airport in Japan as a potential site for launch operations, joining airports in the United States and Great Britain as hosts for the air-launch company.
NASA is planning to implement changes in the structure of its human spaceflight directorate in the coming weeks, including moving a scientific research program to another part of the agency.
The U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for a laser communications terminal designed to transmit data at a rate of 100 gigabits per second.
Momentus, a Silicon Valley in-space transportation startup, announced a launch service agreement April 1 with Odysseus Space, a satellite applications startup based in Taiwan.
The pause in launch operations is giving Rocket Lab time to focus on its satellite business.
A space startup is developing a geospatial intelligence-based tool that can help governments identify infected areas.
NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, one that will not include any Russian cosmonauts after Roscosmos officials said they would not fly on what they consider an unproven vehicle.
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett is expected to sign off on the report this week.
Raytheon will remove the system’s IBM computers and install new Hewlett Packard Enterprise hardware.
The plan is to transfer 23 units and 1,840 Air Force billets within the next three to six months
A startup that seeks to create refueling facilities in orbit for satellites has received a government grant to develop one essential technology for that system.
The contracts are to develop and produce Protected Tactical Waveform-capable modems
CSIS and SWF released their annual assessments of global counterspace weapons.