China is looking to build partnerships for its upcoming missions to the moon and deep ventures into the solar system, while omitting mention of main partner Russia.
Foust Forward | Dmitry in Dubai: Rogozin grabs the spotlight at the International Astronautical Congress
The unlikely center of attention, at least on the International Astronautical Congress’ opening day, was Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos.
The space center responsible for the United Arab Emirates’ human spaceflight program is looking at a range of flight options for its astronaut corps.
Boeing announced Oct. 27 it is taking an additional $185 million charge against its earnings to cover the costs to get its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle flying again.
An industry group led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space, and including several other companies and organizations, announced plans Oct. 25 to cooperate on the development of a commercial space station.
An international group of elected officials is using a conference this week to build awareness about the importance of space among other politicians.
The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is moving ahead with plans to hold an in-person conference, one of the largest in the space industry, this October in Dubai.
Japan and India are preparing for a resumption of launch activities in a year heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While launch providers are doing a better job at disposing of upper stages left behind in orbit, rocket bodies still constitute the most dangerous pieces of orbital debris.
The head of Russia’s space agency said that the lunar Gateway, part of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, is too “U.S.-centric” for it to participate in, even though the Gateway leverages the existing International Space Station partnership.
The International Astronautical Federation is ready for one of its biggest conferences ever this week, even as organizers deal with political and geopolitical issues about the event.