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Relativity to move headquarters to Long Beach

WASHINGTON — Relativity Space, a startup using 3-D printing to manufacture small launch vehicles, will move its headquarters to Long Beach, joining several other...

Astra emphasizes rapid iteration in its quest for low-cost, rapid launch

WASHINGTON — As Astra prepares for its first orbital launch attempt, the company is setting expectations accordingly and taking the long view towards its...

NASA clears Axiom Space to put commercial habitat on space station,...

Artwork shows the Axiom Segment connected to the International Space Station. (Axiom Space Illustration)Houston-based Axiom Space has won NASA’s nod to attach a commercial...

Small launch startup ABL Space Systems to test rocket hardware at...

A three-year research and development agreement was signed July 10, but AFRL did not disclose it until Jan. 9 at the company’s request WASHINGTON —...

The torture of CFIUS: A 2018 law is changing the way...

The U.S. Treasury Department hasn’t issued final regulations implementing the 2018 Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), but space industry entrepreneurs already feel...

Space hardware manufacturers urge realistic expectations for 3D printing

BREMEN, Germany — Space hardware builders say they fully expect 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing, but cautioned that the technology is sometimes promoted without...

Advanced technology, investment clearing way for spaceliners

BREMEN, Germany – Development of spaceplanes for suborbital tourism, satellite launches and point-to-point terrestrial transportation are benefiting from advanced technology, panelists said at the...

Space agency leaders discuss ever-expanding roles for AI

BREMEN, Germany – A European Earth observation cubesat scheduled to launch in 2020 will demonstrate an important space application for artificial intelligence. One of the...

Air Force funding keeps Launcher development on track

SAN FRANCISCO – Launcher won its first government funding when the U.S. Air Force awarded the the Brooklyn-based startup $1.5 million to accelerate development...

Rocket Lab introduces robotic manufacturing system to increase Electron production

WASHINGTON — In its ongoing quest to increase launch vehicle production, Rocket Lab has unveiled a new industrial robotic system designed to speed up...

Firefly agreement with Aerojet offering immediate benefits

WASHINGTON — A partnership between small launch vehicle company Firefly Aerospace and propulsion developer Aerojet Rocketdyne, highlighted by Firefly’s potential use of Aerojet’s AR1...

NSLComm reports 90 percent success on first cubesat mission

WASHINGTON – NSLComm, an Israeli startup that launched its first cubesat in July, is building two more cubesats with funding from customers including a...

Made In Space to launch commercial recycler to space station

SAN FRANCISCO — Made In Space announced plans Oct. 21 to send a plastic recycling facility to the International Space Station on a Northrop...

NASA awards long-term Orion production contract to Lockheed Martin

LOS ANGELES — NASA announced Sept. 23 it was awarding a contract to Lockheed Martin for long-term production of the Orion spacecraft, covering as...

NASA Administrator and Made In Space CEO share vision for on-orbit...

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – For nine years, Made In Space executives and engineers have shared their vision for a future when satellites, solar arrays...

Contracts Galore as NASA Ramps Up Project Artemis to Land on...

By 2024, NASA plans to return to the moon, 2028 at the outside.To help get it there, and keep its astronauts alive when they...

Can 3D Printing Technology Shape Your Future?

Every other day we hear of new technology trends that boggle our minds and forces us to think- How is this possible? And slowly...

Impact of New Technologies by 2030

According to the 2012 report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, published the US National Intelligence Council, four technology arenas will shape global economic, social...

Rocket Lab hits engine production milestone as next Electron launch approaches

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and...

Sandvik looks to industry to identify space applications for diamond composite

This article originally appeared in the June 10, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The Swedish engineering firm Sandvik is looking for space applications for the...

U.S. to invoke special powers to boost production of protective gear...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will invoke special powers to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the...
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