Space travel in 2019

March 2, 2020

L3Harris wins $1.2 billion contract to maintain, upgrade space surveillance systems

The award is for a new program named MOSSAIC, short for maintenance of space situational awareness integrated capabilities. WASHINGTON — L3Harris has been awarded a 10-year […]
December 16, 2019

Very Large Telescope images stunning central region of Milky Way, finds ancient star burst

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and uncovered new details about the history of star […]
October 15, 2019

Op-ed | The space industry: A closer look at the new ecosystem

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those immortal words belong to history. But in the long story of human evolution, 50 years […]
September 30, 2019

SpaceX Finishes Assembling New Starship Prototype (Photo)

We can now take the full measure of SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype. The company has mated the top and bottom halves of the Starship Mk1 vehicle at its […]
September 9, 2019

India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal

India’s Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the country’s lost Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but there is still no signal from the lander, according to […]
September 3, 2019

Can satellite megaconstellations be responsible users of space?

For many in the space industry, so-called “megaconstellations” of communications satellites are the next big thing. Such systems have the potential to provide services from tracking […]
August 27, 2019

Space station gets a new docking port in key upgrade for Boeing and SpaceX visits

Two NASA astronauts floated outside the International Space Station early Wednesday and helped attach a second docking port for commercial crew ships being built by Boeing and […]
August 21, 2019

Nuclear Propulsion Could Be ‘Game-Changer’ for Space Exploration, NASA Chief Says

Humanity’s next giant leap could be enabled by next-gen nuclear tech, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said. During the sixth meeting of the National Space Council (NSC) […]
August 12, 2019

Blue Origin files protest over ‘flawed’ Air Force launch procurement

Blue Origin filed a “pre-award” protest with the GAO, arguing that the rules set by the Air Force do not allow for a fair and open […]
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