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Less than a week after laying off 10 percent of its employees, SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it plans to shift work on at least... [Read More]
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those... [Read More]
Tags: NASA - Boeing - SpaceX
The carrier aircraft for Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne system has performed a series of test flights in preparation for upcoming flights with the rocket attached. [Read More]
Exos Aerospace performed what it called a "very successful" test launch of a reusable suborbital sounding rocket from New Mexico Aug. 25. [Read More]
A Colorado airport has received a commercial spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration despite a lack of announced users of the site and concerns... [Read More]
NASA announced Aug. 17 that it will allow SpaceX to use a fueling approach for its commercial crew missions that attracted prior scrutiny, pending a... [Read More]
Relativity Space, the startup developing a small launch vehicle making extensive use of 3D-printing technologies, has brought on board a former SpaceX and Virgin Orbit... [Read More]
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as... [Read More]
Small satellites that have propulsion systems, but don't have encrypted commanding systems, pose a small but real threat of being hacked and endangering other satellites,... [Read More]
A technology using a tiny laser tracker could help resolve one of the major challenges involved with the launching of cubesats: identifying individual satellites after... [Read More]
NASA is responding to the growing interest in, and capabilities of, small satellites for science applications with an initiative that will spend $100 million a... [Read More]
A secretive California company carried out a suborbital launch from an Alaska spaceport July 20, but a week after the event few details about the... [Read More]
Engineers have made some progress in restoring the performance of the key instrument on a weather satellite launched earlier this year, but have yet to... [Read More]
Three senators introduced legislation July 25 to reform commercial space regulations, including a provision that conflicts with language in a bill passed by the House. [Read More]
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 25 that, in order to address the delays and cost overruns with the James Webb Space Telescope, the agency... [Read More]
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans... [Read More]
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA's deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency's administrator... [Read More]
The first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has completed a series of tests at a NASA center that may put the spacecraft one step closer to... [Read More]
A year and a half after ministers declined to fund one mission to an asteroid, the European Space Agency is working on a second such... [Read More]
A space shuttle-era main engine is undergoing a series of daily test firings to demonstrate its suitability for use on a reusable spaceplane under development... [Read More]
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