The global space industry’s largest annual conference is happening April 8-11 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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SDA tests communications network with Norway

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Space Development Agency is working closely with Norway to test the communications network underpinning its constellation. SDA is installing a radio-frequency antenna in northern Norway and testing Link 16, an encrypted tactical data protocol used in NATO radios, with Norwegian forces. “We’ll be able to do…

FAA: no current plans to tax commercial space launches

A Federal Aviation Administration official said April 10 that the Biden administration has no plans for the time being to levy taxes on commercial launches, similar to those on airlines, to address the launch industry’s impact on airspace.

Small satellites aim to fill big shoes for military weather data

COLORADO SPRINGS — Orion Space Solutions is looking to demonstrate how shoebox-sized satellites can reliably capture vital meteorological observations that have traditionally required large, more expensive spacecraft.  The company is one of two selected by the U.S. Space Force for the Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System program, or EWS. The military is…

NASA rolls out new space sustainability strategy

NASA announced a new approach to dealing with an increasingly crowded and dangerous environment in Earth orbit with a space sustainability strategy that puts an initial emphasis on analyzing the problem rather than technologies to solve it.

The outside perspective | SES Q&A

After taking the helm of SES in February, IT veteran Adel Al-Saleh plans to draw on his AI and terrestrial network expertise to position the geostationary and medium Earth orbit operator to meet future broadband needs.