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Astronauts conduct second Chinese space station spacewalk

HELSINKI — Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming embarked on a second Shenzhou-12 spacewalk late Thursday to carry out work on a space...

Space Force awards $32 million in contracts to startups and small businesses

Of 24 companies that competed at the Space Force Pitch Day, 19 were selected for SBIR Phase 2 awards WASHINGTON — At a virtual...

PNT alternatives champion open-market approach

TAMPA, Fla. — Competing positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) companies are joining forces to accelerate efforts to back up global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). The...

Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and education

STARCOM is the third and final field command being stood up by the Space Force WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on Aug. 23 will...

Taking out the trash: One man’s mission to tidy up the space environment

SpaceNews correspondent Leonard David talks with space environmentalist Moriba Jah Earth is encircled by derelict spacecraft, the remains of exploded rocket stages, and myriad bits...

Report concludes former Spaceport America director violated state law

WASHINGTON — The ousted director of New Mexico’s Spaceport America repeatedly violated state law and policies while running the commercial launch site in a...

Japan launches JDRS-1 optical data relay satellite for military, civilian use

HELSINKI — Japan has a new data relay satellite headed for geostationary orbit following successful launch of JDRS-1 on a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ H-IIA...

Axelspace prepares to expand Earth-observation constellation

SAN FRANCISCO – With four satellites scheduled to launch in 2021, Tokyo-based Axelspace Corp. is moving toward its goal of capturing daily, global Earth...