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Maxar says last year’s unnamed GEO order is new Intelsat satellite

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies says the geostationary satellite order it disclosed in November without naming the customer is a high-throughput Intelsat spacecraft that will...

Maxar wins $142 million NASA robotics mission

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies on Jan. 31 announced a $142 million NASA contract to demonstrate in-space assembly using a robotic arm.  Maxar said the contract...

NASA selects Axiom Space to build commercial space station module

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected a startup led by a former International Space Station program manager to develop a commercial module for the station. NASA...

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...

Descartes Labs unveils data refinery, modeling platform

SAN FRANCISCO – Descartes Labs unveiled Jan. 22 a cloud-based platform for commercial customers that pairs geospatial datasets with modeling tools and applications. Many companies...

Iran likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, Canada's Trudeau says, citing...

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s...

Iran likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, Canada's Trudeau says, citing...

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s...

Iran likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles: Canada's Trudeau, citing intelligence

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s...

Op-ed | Why tapping the solar system’s far-flung resources would be...

The United States is on the verge of making a profound strategic mistake. The nation is preparing to spend $85 billion replacing working nuclear-armed...

Blue Canyon Technologies to build its largest satellite to date for...

WASHINGTON — MethaneSAT, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, has selected Blue Canyon Technologies to supply the platform for its donor-funded satellite.  MethaneSAT...

Australia begins damage assessment amid temporary respite from bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier, as cooler...

Australia begins damage assessment amid temporary respite from bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier, as cooler...

Satellite imagery company Maxar to sell Canadian unit for C$1 billion

FILE PHOTO: The Canadarm2 robotic arm, built by Canadian technology company MDA, is seen over the uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as it makes...

Maxar to sell Canadian unit for $765 million

SANTA FE, N.M. — Maxar Technologies announced Dec. 30 it would sell its Canadian subsidiary to private equity firms, turning it into a standalone...

A decade on earth captured from space

(Reuters) - The biggest news events of the past decade have been chronicled from space.The last 10 years have seen a boom in the...

A decade on earth captured from space

An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen in this WorldView-2 multi-spectral handout image taken June 10, 2010 and released on December...

A decade on earth captured from space

An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen in this WorldView-2 multi-spectral handout image taken June 10, 2010 and released on December...

Ex-Im Bank gets seven-year extension

WASHINGTON — The year-end spending package President Donald Trump signed into law late Dec. 20 includes a seven-year re-authorization for the U.S. Export-Import Bank,...

Leidos to buy Dynetics for $1.65 billion 

WASHINGTON — Defense contractor Leidos said Dec. 17 that it is acquiring Dynetics for $1.65 billion as it seeks growth opportunities in hypersonics, space...

Download a free copy of the SpaceNews Awards issue

SpaceNews announced the winners of its third annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation at a Dec. 10 awards luncheon in Washington. NASA Administrator...

Maxar finishes $291M property sale • Panasonic Avionics signs Eutelsat capacity contract

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Maxar Technologies completed a $291 million property sale in...

National Reconnaissance Office awards imagery contracts to Capella Space, HawkEye 360

Pete Muend, director of the NRO Commercial Systems Program Office, said the goal is to understand the capabilities of a variety of commercial vendors. WASHINGTON...

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes Celebrates Win at Disney World With...

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images While it's tradition for football players to celebrate a Super Bowl victory at...
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