Lockheed’s Linuss Cubesats Demo Rendezvous Within 400 M

By Garrett Reim Apr 18, 2023
Lockheed Martin’s In-space Upgrade Satellite System CubeSats demonstrated rendezvous and proximity operations within 400 m in February.

LM Sets Up Skunk Works-Like Fast-Track Space Unit

By Guy Norris Apr 18, 2023
The unit is targeted at exploratory research and development, accelerating the pace of tech development, and introducing new product innovations.

Video: Lockheed Cubesat Demos Rendezvous Maneuvers

Apr 17, 2023
Lockheed Martin's Karla Brown discusses its In-space Upgrade Satellite System cubesats.

NASA’s Lunar Capstone Mission Forges Ahead

By Mark Carreau Apr 17, 2023
Launched on June 28, 2022, the Capstone small satellite on Nov. 13 became the first spacecraft to enter a Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit.

In-Orbit Satellite Refueler Secures $29 Million In New Funding

By Michael Bruno Apr 17, 2023
Orbit Fab, an in-space refueling depot startup that aims to provide fuel for satellites beginning in 2025, has completed a Series A round of funding.
Commercial Space

Private Equity Investment Firm AEI Formally Teams With Space Florida

By Michael Bruno Apr 17, 2023
AE Industrial Partners, a private equity investment firm in the aerospace and defense sector, has unveiled a partnership with Space Florida.
Commercial Space

The Weekly Debrief: One Small Step For SpaceX, A Giant Leap For Brazil

By Steve Trimble Apr 17, 2023
Visiona’s goal is to field a constellation of similar, Earth-observing nanosatellites if the mission is successful, then move on to bigger satellites.

Thales Alenia Space Gears Up For Seventh Spacebus Neo Launch

By Thierry Dubois Apr 17, 2023
Thales Alenia Space has matured technologies and production processes for its Spacebus Neo all-electric telecommunications satellite platform.

Studies Show Starship’s Influence On Launch, Other Space Markets

By Jen DiMascio Apr 17, 2023
The space industry faces a “double bind” of insufficient launch capacity in the short term and oversupply in the long run, a McKinsey & Co. report says.

Starship/Super Heavy Flight Test Scrubbed

By Irene Klotz Apr 17, 2023
SpaceX has turned the first launch attempt of its integrated Starship/Super Heavy vehicle into a wet dress rehearsal.

Leader Spotlight: Aerospace Corp. CEO Steve Isakowitz

By Jen DiMascio Apr 17, 2023
Aerospace Corp. President and CEO Steve Isakowitz spoke with Aerospace DAILY ahead of the Space Symposium.

Musk Downplays Expectations For Successful Starship/Super Heavy Debut

By Irene Klotz Apr 17, 2023
On the eve of the first integrated flight test of the Starship/Super Heavy, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says his most fervent wish is to not destroy the launchpad.
Commercial Space

Penultimate Ariane 5 Launches ESA’s Jupiter Moon Probe

By Thierry Dubois Apr 14, 2023
An Ariane 5 launched the European Space Agency's JUICE mission which will explore three of Jupiter’s icy moons.

Aalyria Aims To Enable ‘Network Of Networks’ In Space

By Garrett Reim Apr 12, 2023
The startup obtained Google’s Project Loon technology to coordinate satellite communications.

Podcast: Why Virgin Orbit Went Bankrupt

Apr 06, 2023
Richard Branson’s launch venture ran out of cash. Could a buyer pick up the valuable pieces?
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SDA Ushers In A New Era Of Military Space

By Jen DiMascio Apr 05, 2023
Agency launches 10 missile warning and communication satellites, putting satellites on orbit 30 months after contract approval.

NASA’s Artemis II No Small Step In Human Return To Moon

By Mark Carreau Apr 04, 2023
The chief objective of NASA’s Artemis II mission is to do something that NASA’s Artemis I mission conducted late last year was not equipped to address.

Virgin Orbit Files For Bankruptcy, Looks For Buyer

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 04, 2023
Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart says the "Chapter 11 process represents the best path forward to identify and finalize an efficient and value-maximizing sale.”
Commercial Space

NASA Names Eager Artemis II Crew Of Four

By Mark Carreau Apr 03, 2023
Their names were unveiled by officials from NASA and the CSA in April 3 ceremonies at NASA Johnson Space Center facilities at nearby Ellington Airport here.

Growing Orbital Services Industry Means Cheaper Military Sats—SDA

By Brian Everstine Apr 03, 2023
The Pentagon’s SDA model is to launch large numbers of small satellites to low Earth orbit at about 1,000-km altitude.
Commercial Space

Lockheed Martin Wins Multi-Billion Dollar Australian Satcom Competition

By Chen Chuanren Apr 03, 2023
Lockheed Martin Australia’s consortium was selected for JP9102 phase 1 ahead of bids led by Airbus, Boeing Australia, Northrop Grumman Australia and Optus.

Mission Robotic Vehicle Is Poised For 2024 Launch

By Jen DiMascio Mar 31, 2023
Momentum for in-space servicing, space logistics and manufacturing is building.

NASA Establishes Moon To Mars Program Office

By Mark Carreau Mar 30, 2023
NASA has established a Moon to Mars Program Office to provide focused oversight of human exploration activities under the Artemis Program.

Big Military Sats Look For A Place Amid The Smallsat Trend

By Brian Everstine Mar 30, 2023
The U.S. Space Development Agency is poised to test its small-satellite constellation.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Isar Aerospace Lands $165M As It Eyes Spectrum Rocket Debut

By Michael Bruno Mar 29, 2023
German rocket startup Isar Aerospace has unveiled a $165 million Series C fundraising round.