Frank Morring, Jr.

Frank Morring, Jr.
Senior Editor, Space,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Frank is a Senior Editor and has been a journalist for 40 years, specializing in aerospace for over 20 years. Frank joined Aviation Week in 1989 as a defense/space reporter and senior space technology editor. In 2007 he was named deputy managing editor/space, responsible for coordinating space coverage across all bureaus and publications. 
Frank began his career working for his hometown daily in Huntsville, Alabama, and moved to Washington in 1979 as correspondent for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He later covered the Cold War Pentagon for Scripps-Howard News Service. 
Frank received a degree in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. He has Goddard and Von Braun media awards from the National Space Club, and a Neal Award.

China Joins U.S., Japan In Monitoring CO2 From Space 
A new Chinese satellite will give China an independent way to monitor carbon dioxide levels worldwide.
Podcast: What to Look for in 2017 3
Aerospace & Defense 2017 is the latest version of our annual predictor of trends to watch across all the fields we cover. With that issue in the bag, we talk with our top editors about what to look for in 2017.
In-space Assembly Techniques in Development  10
Private sector space initiatives are expected to continue and perhaps be bolstered under Trump administration.
ULA Uses An Atlas V To Launch EchoStar XIX 
Controllers are moving the EchoStar XIX broadband satellite to its geostationary operating position at 97.1 West Long. following its Sunday launch.
CYGNSS Constellation Launched For Tropical Storm Monitoring 
An Orbital ATK Pegasus air-launched rocket orbited eight small weather-monitoring satellites Dec. 15.
Podcast: SpaceX’s Road to Recovery 2
What the space-launch upstart thinks went wrong in September, what the delay means for its customers and how the company has handled losses in the past. Plus, Orbital ATK’s Pegasus launch and a John Glenn remembrance.
Momentum Builds For International Moon Base  56
Jan Woerner’s Moon village concept is looking better to NASA, and the Trump administration could move things along faster.
SpaceX Struggles To Recover From 'Complex Failure'  20
The Sept. 1 launch-pad explosion, among other problems, is putting a crimp, for now, in the big plans for Elon Musk’s "new space" company.
SpaceX Delays First Crew Dragon Flights 
SpaceX says the demonstration flight to the International Space Station with two crewmembers has been delayed to give engineers more time to complete their investigation into a Sept. 1 pad explosion.
Experienced NASA Hands Join Trump Transition Team 
President-elect Donald Trump has added six more members to his NASA transition team, including the former manager of the agency’s Ares launcher development program that was scuttled by the Obama administration.
Military Satcom Upgrade Launched On Delta IV 
U.S., Canadian and Australian military forces will gain additional satellite communications bandwidth with the Dec. 7 launch of an upgraded Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV.
SpaceX Still Lacks License To Launch Iridium  8
SpaceX has yet to present a final report to the FAA’s commercial space office, which licenses commercial launches, on the company's September pad explosion that destroyed an Israeli satellite.
Positioning ‘Old’ NASA For ‘New Space’ And Trump  4
A top NASA administrator discusses the U.S. space program at what may be an ‘inflection point’ between the old and the new ways of doing things.
Life-Support Worries Shaping First Orion Capsule Flight  9
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is hearing that life-support technology remains a question mark in NASA’s exploration plans.
NASA Chooses Space Systems/Loral For Restore-L Testbed Bus 
NASA picked Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) for a $127 million contract to build the bus for its planned Restore-L spacecraft-refueling mission.
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