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 […]
February 18, 2020

Avoiding space debris might require new legal framework, US lawmakers say

To stop dangerous space debris, the U.S. government must work together with private companies and international partners. The ever-growing number of satellites and orbital debris in space prompted […]
December 29, 2019

Successful Long March 5 launch opens way for China’s major space plans

China is clear to proceed with plans for a Mars rover mission, lunar sample return and space station module test flight in 2020 following a successful […]
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 […]
November 11, 2019

Why Astronomers Worry About the Brightness of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation

SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will […]
November 6, 2019

Boeing offers SLS-launched lunar lander to NASA

WASHINGTON — Boeing announced Nov. 5 that it has submitted a proposal to NASA to develop a lunar lander that could be launched in a single […]
October 23, 2019

The 1st Human on Mars May Be a Woman, NASA Chief Says

When NASA sends humans to the moon for the first time in more than half a century, one lucky astronaut will go down in history for […]
October 8, 2019

Why NASA’s Annoyed About Elon Musk’s Giant Rocket

SpaceX has never flown a person into space in its first spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. But already Musk is showing off his big, shiny Starship — […]
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 […]
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