Thales Alenia Space, Aiko To Develop A.I. For Spacecraft

By Garrett Reim Apr 08, 2022
Artificial intelligence programs are well suited for dealing with the deluge of data generated by space systems, according to the companies.
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Axiom Crew Lifts Off On Charter Flight To ISS

By Irene Klotz Apr 08, 2022
The Axiom-1 mission kicks off a series of private astronaut flights to the International Space Station as part of an ongoing effort to expand commercial use and development of low Earth orbit
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Astroscale Descopes Debris Removal Demo After Thruster Failures

By Graham Warwick Apr 08, 2022
The Japanese startup said April 6 that it had resolved or mitigated most of the spacecraft anomalies experienced in January that caused it to halt an autonomous capture demonstration in low Earth orbit.
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Diverse Axiom-1 R&D Seeks To Boost Space Economy

By Mark Carreau Apr 08, 2022
The Ax-1 astronauts will kick off more than two dozen wide-ranging scientific research and technology development activities with value to life on Earth as well as nurturing the space economy.
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Lockheed Lays Out GPS IIIF Upgrade Roadmap

By Guy Norris Apr 08, 2022
Parts for the first batch of Lockheed Martin’s advanced GPS IIIF Follow On space vehicles (SV) are arriving at the company’s facility in Littleton, Colorado, paving the way for assembly of the initial satellite to start before 2023.  
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Launch Vehicle Avionics – From Atlas V to Vulcan Centaur

Sponsored By L3Harris Apr 08, 2022
Leveraging 60+ years of extensive experience as a market leader in space, L3Harris provides next-generation space technologies, including higher…
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Boeing Leveraging Commercial Technology For PTS Vision

By Jen DiMascio Apr 07, 2022
After a recent successful demonstration of its Protected Tactical Enterprise Services (PTES) ground system, Boeing is continuing to develop a Protected Tactical Satcom Prototype (PTS-P), leveraging its heritage on the Wideband Global Satcom program and commercial satellite technologies.
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SPACECOM Agrees To Increased Cooperation With UK, Sweden

By Brian Everstine Apr 07, 2022
U.S. Space Command signed two new agreements with partner nations within two days this week as the Pentagon plans to further increase its space information sharing.
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Space Force Tracking On-Orbit Refueling Progress For NSSL Phase 3

By Brian Everstine Apr 07, 2022
The U.S. Space Force is tracking the development of on-orbit maneuvering and refueling in the commercial industry to inform how the technology could shape its plans for future national security launches.
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Accenture Takes Stake In Orbital Experiment Software Provider

By Michael Bruno Apr 07, 2022
Major consultancy Accenture on April 6 said it made an unspecified investment in Titan Space Technologies, which is proffering software in support of in-orbit experiments and demonstrations, starting with adaptive immune response, carbon capture and biomedical applications.
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SpinLaunch Signs Space Act Demo; Teases More Customers, Partners

By Michael Bruno Apr 07, 2022
SpinLaunch, which conducted its first test flight from its Suborbital Accelerator at Spaceport America last October, has signed a Space Act agreement with NASA to demonstrate its lofting system this year.
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Funds Raised By Space Startups In 2021 Double To $15.4 Billion

By Garrett Reim Apr 07, 2022
Startup space companies raised $15.4 billion in total financing in 2021, double the amount raised in 2020.
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Space Force Eyeing New Space Domain Awareness System

By Jen DiMascio Apr 06, 2022
The U.S. Space Force is preparing to decommission the system that was tracking space activity and transition to a new system by year’s end on an “aggressive schedule,” service and industry officials say.
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Delayed Wide Field of View Satellite To Launch ‘Very Soon’

By Brian Everstine Apr 06, 2022
The U.S. Space Force expects to launch its delayed Wide Field of View missile warning satellite “very soon” after being indefinitely delayed due to undisclosed issues.
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Industry Leaders Sign Workforce Diversity Pledge

Apr 06, 2022
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — In a united move to build more diverse workforces, leaders of 24 space companies signed a “Space Workforce 2030” pledge,…
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AFRL Asks Industry How It Can Improve Responsive Launches

By Brian Everstine Apr 06, 2022
The Air Force Research Laboratory wants to improve its responsive space launch capability and is reaching out to industry to find investments in technology that could improve the ability to rapidly and more effectively send military capabilities into orbit.
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SSC Tests Connection Of Space Fence, Cloud-Based Tracking Library

By Brian Everstine Apr 06, 2022
The U.S. Space Force is looking to extend the capacity of its cloud-based data repository known as the Unified Data Library (UDL) by bringing in hundreds of thousands of data points from the Space Fence surveillance system.
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Nissan, Sierra Space, Teledyne Brown, Textron Team For Moon Buggy

By Michael Bruno Apr 06, 2022
Another team has entered NASA’s moon buggy competition and once again it includes automotive horsepower—Teledyne Brown Engineering announced April 6 that it is leading a team with Sierra Space, Nissan North America and Textron Arctic Cat to design the crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle.
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ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Mission Gears Up For 2023 Launch

By Thierry Dubois Apr 06, 2022
Airbus, the prime contractor for the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer probe, has started a series of critical tests on the spacecraft due for launch in April 2023.
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Orbital Reef Passes Milestone Toward 2023 Design Review

By Guy Norris Apr 06, 2022
The Blue Origin and Sierra Space-led consortium developing the Orbital Reef commercial space station says it is on track to conduct the preliminary design review of the low Earth orbit outpost in 2023 following completion of the systems requirements review.
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Astranis Orders Dedicated Falcon 9 To Launch Four MicroGEO Sats

By Garrett Reim Apr 06, 2022
Astranis Space Technologies plans to launch four of its MicroGEO communication satellites into orbit at once aboard a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2023.
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Hypersonic Transport Startup Venus Aerospace Lands $20M in VC

By Michael Bruno Apr 06, 2022
The funds will be siphoned into development of the three critical technologies underlying its business case: a new rocket engine, the aircraft shape and leading-edge cooling. 
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Space Force Wants More Spending For Resilient Missile Tracking Quickly

By Brian Everstine Apr 06, 2022
The U.S. Space Force needs to transform how it can serve what Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall says is a “no-fail” mission in light of recent tests by both China and Russia.
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NASA’s Third SLS Wet Dress Rehearsal Could Be Late This Week

By Mark Carreau Apr 05, 2022
NASA is looking beyond the planned April 8 launch of Axiom Space’s Ax-1 private astronaut mission to the International Space Station to resume the Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal (WDR) at Kennedy Space Center, which has been scrubbed twice so far this week due to issues with the Mobile Launch Platform.
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How U.S. Intel Community, DOD Work With Space Companies On Ukraine

By Brian Everstine Apr 05, 2022
As Russian forces began to substantially build up on the border with Ukraine, the U.S. intelligence community went to commercial satellite imagery providers with a favor to ask.
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