Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7365/more en DMSP 13 Failure Raises Space Oversight Questions http://aviationweek.com/space/dmsp-13-failure-raises-space-oversight-questions <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) took nearly a month to openly acknowledge to the press that one of the country’s oldest satellites fragmented into 43 pieces in orbit last month, creating a debris field. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/dmsp-13-failure-raises-space-oversight-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/dmsp-13-failure-raises-space-oversight-questions#comments Defense Space Funding & Policy Top Story - Home North America Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:00 +0000 1270441 at http://aviationweek.com USAF Upgraded Falcon 9 May Need Additional Certification http://aviationweek.com/space/upgraded-falcon-9-may-need-additional-certification <div class="node-body article-body">An uprated engine and other enhancements to the Falcon 9 rocket will give SpaceX the ability to continue lifting commercial satellites to GEO while testing reusability of the launcher’s core stage. But it could require additional efforts to certify the vehicle for government missions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/upgraded-falcon-9-may-need-additional-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/upgraded-falcon-9-may-need-additional-certification#comments Space AWST Space Global Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1269821 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX There’s A Mixed Message In Russia’s ISS Plans http://aviationweek.com/space/there-s-mixed-message-russia-s-iss-plans <div class="node-body article-body">Kremlin bloviating notwithstanding, both the U.S. and Russia understand that human-spaceflight cooperation is a buffer against hostility. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/there-s-mixed-message-russia-s-iss-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/there-s-mixed-message-russia-s-iss-plans#comments In Orbit Space AWST In Orbit Global Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1269731 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JSC Ceres Encounter Begins NASA’s Busy Year Of ‘Icy World’ Exploration http://aviationweek.com/space/ceres-encounter-begins-nasa-s-busy-year-icy-world-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">Three spacecraft, with a fourth to follow, are exploring frozen worlds that may explain the origin of life on Earth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/ceres-encounter-begins-nasa-s-busy-year-icy-world-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/ceres-encounter-begins-nasa-s-busy-year-icy-world-exploration#comments Space AWST Space Global Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1269671 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL 'The Year Of The Icy World’ http://aviationweek.com/space/year-icy-world <div class="node-body gallery-body">Three spacecraft will begin the unprecedented exploration of dwarf planets and a moon over an 8-month period in 2015.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/year-icy-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/year-icy-world#comments Galleries Space AWST Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1269631 at http://aviationweek.com Inside the Cabin: ISS Astronauts Talk to Aviation Week http://aviationweek.com/space/inside-cabin-iss-astronauts-talk-aviation-week <div class="node-body video-body">Watch Mark Carreau interview NASA astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Terry Virts aboard the International Space Station.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/inside-cabin-iss-astronauts-talk-aviation-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/inside-cabin-iss-astronauts-talk-aviation-week#comments Video Space Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:28:00 +0000 1269681 at http://aviationweek.com USAF Weather Satellite Explodes After Thermal Spike http://aviationweek.com/space/usaf-weather-satellite-explodes-after-thermal-spike <div class="node-body article-body">Six DMSP satellites are now left to provide the weather data needed for the military.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/usaf-weather-satellite-explodes-after-thermal-spike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/usaf-weather-satellite-explodes-after-thermal-spike#comments Defense Space Programs Top Story - Home North America Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:48:00 +0000 1268831 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-spacewalkers-complete-space-station-docking-port-antenna-installations-cable-extensions <div class="node-body blog-body">"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-spacewalkers-complete-space-station-docking-port-antenna-installations-cable-extensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-spacewalkers-complete-space-station-docking-port-antenna-installations-cable-extensions#comments Space On Space Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1268761 at http://aviationweek.com Inside The Roc's Lair http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-rocs-lair <div class="node-body blog-body">A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-rocs-lair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-rocs-lair#comments Space On Space Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:24:00 +0000 1266831 at http://aviationweek.com <p>First views of Stratolauncher&#39;s mighty Roc carrier aircraft</p> Russia To Quit ISS In 2024, Build Space Base In LEO http://aviationweek.com/space/russia-quit-iss-2024-build-space-base-leo <div class="field-byline"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Russia plans to end its participation in the International Space Station after 2024, and develop its own national space station in low Earth orbit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/russia-quit-iss-2024-build-space-base-leo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/russia-quit-iss-2024-build-space-base-leo#comments Space Programs Top Story - 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