Space

By Mark Carreau
NASA and Boeing have once again extended the stay of the CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test (CFT) at the International Space Station.
Space

By Matthew Fulco
Geespace, the satellite technology arm of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, says it has deployed its Future Mobility Constellation in the Middle East.
Commercial Space

By Irene Klotz
The Biden administration on June 17 announced its intention to fly an Indian astronaut to the International Space Station.
Space

By Irene Klotz
Lockheed Martin will build up to seven spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Extended Observations program.
Space

By Irene Klotz
Rocket Lab will provide 10 Electron launches to deploy an Earth observation network for Japan’s Synspective, which is building an SAR constellation.
Commercial Space

By Vivienne Machi
The service is exploring the future of narrowband satellite communications as its legacy Mobile User Objective System approaches the end of its life span.
Space

By Vivienne Machi
The Space Force has awarded contracts to Blue Origin, CACI International, General Atomics and Viasat to develop space laser-communication terminal prototypes.
Space

By Irene Klotz
SpaceX is sidelining a Falcon 9 rocket for additional inspections following a rare launch abort at engine ignition.
Space

Boeing passed up bidding on a planned commercial variant of NASA’s Space Launch System Moon rocket for the U.S. Space Force’s NSSL Phase 3 program.
Space

By Garrett Reim
DARPA has awarded Redwire a contract, as part of the agency’s Otter program, to be the prime mission integrator for a very low-Earth orbit spacecraft.
Commercial Space

By Vivienne Machi
Senators want a U.S. Space Force program executive office to manage the acquisition of satellites that can track both air and ground moving targets from orbit.
Space

By Vivienne Machi
RTX is no longer building satellites in the first phase of the U.S. Space Force’s missile-tracking satellite constellation.
Space

By Irene Klotz
NASA and Boeing plan to add at least four days to the ongoing CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test.
Space

By Mark Carreau
The NASA spacewalk outside the International Space Station that was postponed on June 13 has been rescheduled for June 24.
Space

By Irene Klotz, Mark Carreau
It will take some luck for Boeing to be ready to fly its first ISS crew rotation mission as early as February.
Space

Buzz Aldrin
Anders’ photograph of “Earthrise” and his words remind us even now how small the planet is and how beautiful it is in depthless space.
Space

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Vivienne Machi
The U.S. Space Force has selected Blue Origin, United Launch Alliance (ULA), and SpaceX as the three service providers for Phase 3 of the NSSL program.
Space

By Irene Klotz
Ed Stone was 36-year-old space scientist when NASA tapped him to lead the quest to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune with two Voyager spacecraft.
Space

By Garrett Reim
Amazon plans to sell its Project Kuiper satellite internet service in seven South American countries via a distribution agreement.
Commercial Space

By Mark Carreau
NASA called off an International Space Station spacewalk just before the two astronauts were to depart their airlock, due to a spacesuit discomfort issue.
Space

By Mark Carreau
Armenia has become the 43rd nation to sign the Artemis Accords developed by NASA and the U.S. State Department.
Space

By Robert Wall
Thales and Spire Global are pursuing a satellite constellation aimed at delivering air traffic management services and technology to make them more resilient.
Commercial Space

By Robert Wall
After two difficult years of fundraising for commercial satellite startups, the financial environment may be improving, according to bankers in the sector.
Commercial Space

By Graham Warwick
LeoLabs has won a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWerx innovation unit to develop an S-band 2D direct radiating array ground-based radar.
Commercial Space