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SpaceX performed a static-fire test of a Starship vehicle Oct. 21 as debate continues about an environmental assessment of the company’s proposed launch operations in Texas.
Nanoracks, its majority owner Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, will collaborate on the development of a commercial space station as others in industry warn of a potential space station gap.
The U.S. government’s indecision about how to manage the space debris problem is delaying private investments and efforts to develop space cleanup businesses, says a new white paper from the consulting firm Avascent.
Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler plans to retire after the satellite operator emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Capella Space is working with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center to satisfy Army demand for Earth observation with rapid tasking and delivery of synthetic-aperture radar data.
South Korea’s KSLV-2 rocket reached its intended altitude in its maiden flight Oct. 21, but its third-stage engine shut down 46 seconds early, releasing its 1,500-kilogram dummy payload at less than orbital speed.
NASA is beginning the process to procure more commercial crew flights as it looks to extend the International Space Station through the end of the decade, including the opportunity for new entrants to join the program.
Blue Origin is considering entering a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to examine how space vehicles might be used to transport cargo around the world.
Rodolphe Belmer plans to step down as Eutelsat’s CEO at the beginning of 2022 after six years with the French satellite operator.
The U.S. Air Force has extended a research contract with startup Rhea Space Activity to develop a software tool to monitor and predict the trajectory of satellites in cislunar space.
The term “space traffic management” (STM) inevitably triggers comparisons to air traffic management. The reality is far different.
Senate appropriators, frustrated with the lack of progress by the Commerce Department on space traffic management, are threatening to withhold other funding until it gets detailed plans from the agency.
NASA continues to stand behind Boeing as the company works to resolve a valve problem with its CST-100 Starliner that will push back operational missions of the commercial crew vehicle into 2023.