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Trump Already Has His Space Force — On T-shirts His Campaign...

NEW YORK — For fans of President Donald Trump’s Space Force idea that he launched a year ago, there is good news: Space Force already exists —...

Kinéis takes control of Argos system, finalizes successor constellation plans

SAN FRANCISCO — Kinéis, a subsidiary formed last year by French maritime company CLS, has taken over operation of the Argos hosted payload system,...

Air Force, DoD research organizations call for space industrial policies to...

The most concerning trends are China’s stealth investments in U.S companies, and the country’s coordinated public-private efforts to dominate markets. WASHINGTON — The United States...

Former ABS execs form small GEO builder Saturn Satellite Networks

SANTA BARBARA — Executives who previously worked for fleet operator ABS of Bermuda have formed a new company focused on building small geostationary satellites....

NASA to seek proposals for Gateway logistics

WASHINGTON — NASA will issue a formal call for proposals later this summer for cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway, seeking to model...

Bridenstine to meet with international partners on lunar plans at Paris...

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine plans to meet with international counterparts in Paris this week to discuss cooperation on the agency’s Artemis lunar...

On National Security | As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must...

“On National Security” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column ran in the June 10, 2019 issue. The buzzword in military space these days...

Psyche mission clears review

WASHINGTON — A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget...

Will.i.am health: The Voice judge’s secret health battle that almost ended...

Will.I.Am is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer and judge on The Voice and The Voice Kids. William James Adams, known professionally...

NASA Helps Plug a Hole in Maxar’s Budget

When Maxar Technologies' (NYSE: MAXR) WorldView-4 satellite suffered a gyro malfunction earlier this year, it meant more than just the loss of a multimillion-dollar...

Womankind's giant leap: who will be the first female moonwalker?

More than fifty years after the end of the Apollo program, NASA plans to return to the Moon by 2024 as a "proving ground"...

Bridenstine estimates Artemis cost at $20–30 billion

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a television interview June 13 that it will cost the agency an additional $20 billion to...

Astrophysicists gear up for 2020 decadal survey

ST. LOUIS — As astrophysicists prepare to begin their next decadal survey, other scientists and members of Congress endorsed the overall process even as...

UFO Google Maps sighting: Alien spacecraft crash site spotted on South...

Antarctica is the planet’s southernmost most continent, where the geographic South Pole is located. The desolate desert, where temperatures can plummet to -90C, is...

The exploration of space in 10 key dates

Paris (AFP) - From the Soviet's pioneering satellite to the first man on the Moon 50 years ago, here are 10 key dates in...

NASA Saturn DISCOVERY: Latest Cassini results reveal incredible detail in Saturn's...

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spectacularly crashed into the ringed giant Saturn on September 15, 2017, after 20 years in space. And yet, two years later,...

Alien life BREAKTHROUGH: Study narrows search area for advanced life in...

Astronomers in California, US, have found toxic fumes and gases make certain planets uninhabitable to advanced forms of alien life. The shocking revelation, presented...

Jupiter black hole: The mysterious black spot on Jupiter NO-ONE can...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has taken a perplexing picture of Jupiter, showing an “intensely dark vortex” swirling across its volatile surface. Juno took the image...

NASA alien life BOOST: Europa’s seas ‘more Earth-like than we thought’

Gas giant Jupiter has scores of Moons, the most intriguing of which is Europa. Europa boasts a mysterious liquid water ocean beneath its thick...

Chandrayaan-2: India takes wraps off spacecraft that could land on the...

If the mission is successful, India will follow the US, the former Soviet Union and China in achieving the historic milestone. Chandrayaan-2, weighing 3,290g,...

NASA to adjust SOFIA operations to improve productivity

ST. LOUIS — NASA plans to adjust operations of an airborne astronomical observatory in order to increase its scientific productivity. In a town hall presentation...

Hispasat buyer secures 500M euro credit line • ESA, Polish firms...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Hispasat’s buyer Red Eléctrica Corporación has secured a 500...