Space Industry Analysis

Apr 23, 2021
A glimpse of historic Mars missions since 1965 documented in the AW&ST digital archives.
Apr 23, 2021
“This is the first powered flight on another planet. Let that blow your mind for a minute.”
Apr 23, 2021
The short flight-test effort aims to prove rotorcraft and other aircraft types could play a key role in future planetary exploration.
Apr 23, 2021
Up to five test runs of the rotorcraft are planned by May 4.
Apr 22, 2021
General warns of Chinese space prototype; U.S. Army wants FVL upgrades; Singapore’s new operational tanker; and T-7 aft fuselage arrives.
Apr 21, 2021
As the U.S. Space Force plans to establish a Space Systems Command this summer, service leadership is already rallying Congress to alter the new command’s reporting structure for two important offices—the Space Development Agency and the Space Rapid Capabilities Office.
Apr 22, 2021
Satellite manufacturer Airbus Defense and Space has committed to one launch and an undisclosed number of optional launches with Isar Aerospace’s Spectrum micro-launcher.
Apr 22, 2021
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter added 51.9 sec. of flight time during a second demonstration of controlled powered flight on Mars.
Apr 22, 2021
Space situational awareness startup LeoLabs has declared its fourth space radar site fully operational in Costa Rica.
Apr 22, 2021
UK startup Satellite Vu has raised £3.6 million ($5 million) in seed funding to begin building a thermal-imaging satellite constellation that will be able to measure the energy efficiency of any building in the world from low Earth orbit.
Apr 22, 2021
Celebrated as the first person to sequence DNA in space, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins returned from her second voyage to the International Space Station (ISS) April 17 having helped to advance the far-reaching technology and eager to see it become part of future human expeditions to the Moon and Mars.
Apr 22, 2021
Spire Global is to build a second smallsat to monitor microdebris in low Earth orbit with funding from Austrian new-space investor Findus Venture. 
Apr 22, 2021
The U.S. military has pushed launch of the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) into fiscal 2023 at the request of a rideshare partner.
Apr 21, 2021
Bill Nelson, a former Democratic senator from Florida, soared through a hearing on his nomination to become the next NASA administrator before a Senate committee he once helped to lead.