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Report proposes actions to strengthen U.S. space industry and military capabilities

One of the narratives in the report is that the United States is at risk of being displaced by China as the world's space...

Venture capital is pulling back but Voyager is ‘in for the...

Space startups have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic as venture capital has retreated. Matthew Kuta, president and chief operating officer of Voyager...

RUAG Space offers new electronics for constellations

RUAG Space, a leading supplier to the space industry, is offering new electronics suited to the needs of satellite constellations Peter Guggenbach, Executive Vice President...

Download the digital edition of the May 11 issue of SpaceNews...

Not in the office? Not a problem.  Download your free PDF of the May 11 issue of SpaceNewsBecause many print subscribers are not at the...

National security space conference to propose plan to boost industrial base

A group with more than 150 government and industry officials will recommend greater investments in space technology and education. WASHINGTON — A virtual conference...

Op-ed | The FCC’s space safety order: we all need to...

What a tragic irony if continued access to space is lost as a consequence of lower launch and spacecraft costs. The U.S. is the global space...

Kepler’s decision to build its own cubesats surprises manufacturers

Planet felt like it didn’t have a choice. When the Earth-observation startup began launching cameras into orbit in 2013 and 2014, manufacturing lines weren’t...

MinoSpace raises $14 million to develop larger satellites

HELSINKI — MinoSpace has secured new series A round funding which the Beijing-based private satellite company will use to develop larger satellite platforms. Minospace secured...

India outlines launch plans, progress in human spaceflight and space transportation

HELSINKI — India’s launch plans for the coming year include a range of Earth observation, communication and navigation satellites according to an annual report. Progress...

Sea Launch platform to leave California • Hispasat boosts Red Eléctrica’s...

TOP STORIES Sea Launch’s mobile Odyssey launchpad was loaded onto a cargo ship, the Xin Guang Hua, for transport from California. The 46,000-ton launchpad, last used...

Lockheed to obtain Vector satellite assets

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin will acquire the satellite technology assets of Vector by default after a bankruptcy court received no qualified bids by a...

Op-Ed | The United States won’t go back to the moon,...

A full moon rises behind the dome of the U.S. Capitol in 2015 in Washington. Credit: NASA/Bill IngallsIn a recent SpaceNews Op-ed, Louis Friedman, co-founder...

Iceye establishes U.S. arms, considers U.S. manufacturing

SAN FRANCISCO – Iceye, the Finnish radar satellite operator, opened a U.S. office in the San Francisco Bay Area led by Mark Matossian, who...

Kinéis raises 100 million euros to build and launch 25 IoT...

WASHINGTON — French Internet of Things startup Kinéis has raised 100 million euros ($110.5 million) from private and public investors to fund a constellation...

OP-ED | For the United States, a second race to...

Once again, U.S. policy for human spaceflight is under debate. As reported by SpaceNews, the House Science Committee is pushing a policy more directed...

U.S., China set for spring Civil Space Dialogue on exploration, science

HELSINKI — U.S. and Chinese officials are working towards meeting for a bilateral Civil Space Dialogue around March in the first such discussion since...

China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite

HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the Yinhe-1 commercial 5G satellite into low...

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...

French component suppliers demo constellation hardware with ANGELS cubesat

WASHINGTON — A cubesat launched Dec. 18 is testing hardware from French component makers jockeying for smallsat constellation work. ANGELS, the Argos Néo on a...

Luxembourg expands its space resources vision

Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister of Luxembourg, frequently tells the story of how he got interested in building a space resources industry in the...

Op-ed | Envisioning the next 50 years in space

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing changed how the world viewed space exploration. For the millions of people who watched Neil Armstrong...

Space race BOOST: New rocket which can hit 800mph in 60...

Orbex has also unveiled plans for a groundbreaking mission control centre at its base in Forres on the Moray coast, from which the company will...

At least 5 trapped, 1 dead after massive gas explosion destroys...

A massive gas line explosion rocked a neighborhood of northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person, officials said.The blast — near...