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Space traffic management bill clears Senate committee

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee approved a bill Nov. 18 that gives the Commerce Department authority for civil space traffic management (STM), but it...

Horn eyes space role in Biden administration

WASHINGTON — The outgoing chair of the House space subcommittee says she would be interested in taking a position in the incoming Biden administration...

China rolls out Long March 5 rocket to launch Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission

HELSINKI — China has rolled out a Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket in preparation for launch of the complex Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission...

SpaceX launches first operational Crew Dragon mission to ISS

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four American and Japanese astronauts is on its way to the International Space Station after a...

First Rocket Lab U.S. launch delayed to 2021

WASHINGTON — The first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from a site in the United States won’t take place until 2021 because of...

ULA Atlas 5 launches National Reconnaissance Office satellite

The Atlas 5 for the first time flew with three GEM 63 solid rocket boosters made by Northrop Grumman. WASHINGTON — A National Reconnaissance Office...

Senate report criticizes Space Force plan to acquire secure, nuclear-survivable satcom 

The program in question is the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications system known as ESS. WASHINGTON — The Senate Appropriations Committee questioned why it will take...

Changing NASA requirements caused cost and schedule problems for Gateway

WASHINGTON — The initial elements of NASA’s lunar Gateway are facing cost overruns and delays primarily because NASA has changed the requirements of the...