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U.S. military’s annual list of ‘unfunded priorities’ includes $1 billion for...

One of the largest single items is $255 million to launch two GPS 3 satellites WASHINGTON — Soon after the Pentagon’s budget request is submitted...

Asteroid danger: Is the UK prepared for an incoming asteroid? 'No'...

However, should the asteroid hunter spot a large object barreling straight for Earth, Mr Tate told Express.co.uk there would be little use in alerting...

DARPA makes last-minute change to launch competition rules

WASHINGTON — With just a week before the first scheduled launch in DARPA’s responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow...

Commerce Department seeks big funding boost for Office of Space Commerce

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department is once again requesting a large budget increase for its Office of Space Commerce in order to work on...

National Guard leaders press case for a Space National Guard

National Guard officials said a Space National Guard should be established as soon as possible as a reserve component to the U.S. Space Force. WASHINGTON...

Space Force-sponsored study to assess capabilities of commercial industry

The RAND Corp. will identify commercial technologies that the Space Force could put into use as well as the potential risks. WASHINGTON — The two-star...

Defense Department drafting new space strategy

Steve Kitay: The establishment of a U.S. Space Force is a major new development that has to be reflected in the DoD strategy. WASHINGTON —...

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...

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...

Work advances on space sustainability rating

ARLINGTON, Va. — A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to...

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...

ESA seeks new cooperative agreement with EU

WASHINGTON — With its funding secured for the next three years, the head of the European Space Agency is now focused on implementing those...

Orbital debris mitigation guidelines still useful, if complied with

ARLINGTON, Va. — A long-standing guideline for deorbiting satellites within 25 years, criticized by many in the space industry for being too long, is...

Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris

Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris When Intelsat became a founding member of the Space Data Association (SDA) 10 years ago,...

German launch startup raises $17 million with help from Airbus Ventures...

WASHINGTON — Isar Aerospace, a German startup developing a small launch vehicle, has raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Airbus...

U.S. government updates orbital debris mitigation guidelines

NEW ORLEANS — The federal government issued updated guidelines Dec. 9 to mitigate the creation of orbital debris, but many in the space safety...

U.S. Space Command chief Raymond: ‘I’m really excited for the Space...

Raymond: "Having a Space Force with a singular focus on the space domain will be hugely, hugely helpful to us." WASHINGTON — After just a...

Op-ed | Global government space budgets continues multiyear rebound

According to Euroconsult’s Government Space Programs 2019 report, global government space budgets totaled $70.9 billion in 2018, posting a five-year compound annual growth rate...

ESA ministerial preview: Building the pillars for Europe’s future in space

With ESA set to convene its triennial ministerial later this month, SpaceNews spoke with ESA Director General Jan Woerner about his hopes for Space19+ In...

How to better manage space traffic: Aeolus/Starlink encounter shows emails and...

It was less a wake-up call than a reminder of the hazards of spaceflight that satellite operators are already acquainted with. On Sept. 2, the...

Defense intelligence report highlights Iran’s advances in space technology

The report titled ”Iran Military Power” is part of a Defense Intelligence Agency effort to inform government leaders and the public on major foreign...

U.S. Space Command eager to hand over space traffic duties to...

Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting said the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities can't happen until Commerce gets the necessary resources. WASHINGTON — Military space...

Coronavirus cases spread outside China, but WHO reports turning point in...

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of...
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