U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson speaks after accepting the military space Government Leader of the Year award at the 2nd Annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation on Dec. 3 in Washington. Credit: Lisa Nipp for SpaceNews
Photo shows SpaceX's launch of the Es'hail-2 satellite for Es'hailSat on Nov. 15, 2018. Credit: SpaceX.
China will attempt to land the Chang’e-4 lunar lander on the moon’s farside in January. Credit: 
Chinese Academy of Sciences illustration
Morgan Stanley projects that the establishment of  a U.S. Space Force could help boost privately held SpaceX's valuation high as $120 billion. Cowen Washington Research Group is less optimistic that Trump's call for a Space Force will dramatically boost space spending.
Astrobotic Technology Peregrine 1 lander concept. Credit: Astrobotic Technology
ESA Director General Jan Woerner speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, in October. Credit: IAF via Flickr
A year after President Donald Trump formally directed NASA to return humans to the moon in Space Policy Directive (SPD) 1, the agency has developed the outlines of a plan to carry that out, while emphasizing the language in the policy to do so in a “sustainable” manner and with international and commercial partners. Credit: NASA illustration
An asteroid passes by Earth in this NASA illustration. Credit: NASA
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, and NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, answer questions during an event where nine U.S. companies where named as eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Credit: NASA
A view of the Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test from Maui Station on July 9. 1962.  Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Planet captured this image in 2017 of San Francisco, where the company moved Nov. 26 to a new 2,500 square meter headquarters with six times the manufacturing space as its previous facility and room to build 40 Dove cubesats per week. Credit: Planet
“The real opportunity is to deliver insight in a way that helps anyone make a better decision,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer, shown above speaking at GEOINT 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. “That’s when we will evolve this smaller industry, which is about a $5 billion addressable market, to be part of the business-to-business information services economy, a $100 billion, $200 billion industry. That’s what we’re focused on.” Credit: @GEOINTSYMPOSIUM via Twitter
North America is expected to generate 40 percent of satellite machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) revenue by 2027. *Includes both GEO-based and smallsat constellations. Credit: NSR
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable escalation of unnecessary tension between states. Credit: SpaceNews illustration
Bridenstine NASA CLPS
CETel operates a 30-antenna teleport near Bonn and Cologne, Germany. Credit: CETel

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