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Cygnus launches to space station

WASHINGTON — A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. A Northrop...

Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts'...

Northrop Grumman to develop jam-resistant payload for U.S. military communications satellites

Northrop Grumman won a $253.5 million payload development contract under the Protected Tactical Satellite Communications program. WASHINGTON — Northrop Grumman was awarded a $253.5 million...

Cygnus launch to ISS scrubbed as NASA considers schedule changes for...

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — A technical issue scrubbed a scheduled Feb. 9 launch a Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station as NASA...

From the garage to the space station: Voxa’s Mochii electron microscope...

Voxa CEO Chris Own stands in the middle of a living room that’s been converted into a workshop for building and testing electron microscopes....

160 Nations Ban These Weapons. The U.S. Now Embraces Them.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, which came into office pledging to end “endless wars,” has now embraced weapons prohibited by more than 160 countries,...

Rocket to light up sky over mid-Atlantic on Sunday evening

When people hear of a rocket launching from the United States, many may think of Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, over the weekend, a rocket...

Ariane 6 launch site gets ready • BulgariaSat-1 capacity sales at 15% •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The Guiana Space Center is preparing for the first...

Air Force gives nod to L3Harris to continue development of NTS-3...

The NTS-3 satellite developed by L3Harris for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has passed a preliminary design review. WASHINGTON — An experimental navigation satellite...

Blue Origin to test lunar lander engine at Air Force lab

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin will perform tests of the engine it is developing for its Blue Moon lunar lander at a U.S. Air Force...

Donald Trump sanctions ‘CRITICAL’ weapon to stop Russia’s hypersonic missile

Under Donald Trump, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to develop research in order to defend against hypersonic missiles....

GMV providing ground infrastructure for Space Norway satellites • AAC Clyde wins...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Spanish supplier GMV received a contract from Northrop Grumman...

GAO warns of more JWST delays

WASHINGTON — A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office Jan. 28 concluded it was unlikely that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will launch...

Air Force and Blue Origin team up on a new California...

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s altitude facility at Edwards Air Force Base conducts research on next-generation rocket components, propellant formulations and subsystems; and high-vacuum...

Japan seeks to finalize agreement with the U.S. on lunar exploration...

WASHINGTON — The Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to have an agreement in place outlining its contributions to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts in the...

Blue Origin ramps up team for Blue Moon lander as it...

Jeff Bezos shows off a mockup of the Blue Moon lunar lander at its unveiling in Washington, D.C., in May 2019. (GeekWire Photo /...

EU reserves four Ariane 6 rockets for Galileo navigation satellites

WASHINGTON — The European Commission has “pre-booked” four launches using Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 rocket. EC Commissioner Thierry Breton, in a speech transcript released Jan....

Boeing drops out of DARPA Experimental Spaceplane program

WASHINGTON — Boeing has decided to no longer continue development of an experimental suborbital spaceplane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the latest...

SpaceX presses on with legal fight against U.S. Air Force over...

SpaceX has taken its protest of the Air Force Launch Service Agreement contracts to a California court WASHINGTON — SpaceX has asked the U.S. District...

Power loss halves Eutelsat 5 West B capacity, hosted payload spared

WASHINGTON — A Eutelsat Communications satellite that launched in October will enter service this month with only 45% of its intended capacity due to...

Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago...

Sean Rayford/Getty Images2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether President Donald Trump broke the law...

Independent study of launch market says U.S. Air Force should support...

In response to concerns about its launch procurement strategy, the Air Force asked RAND to conduct an analysis of the heavy lift launch market. WASHINGTON...
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