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  • newSLS EM-1 & -2 launch dates realign; EM-3 gains notional mission outline
    Following a series of issues over the last year with the Core Stage for the first flight of the Space Launch System rocket, the launch dates for both...Related posts:Space Industry press forward with exploration hardware development NASA Lunar Im…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:41pm -
  • Soyuz 2-1B successfully launches latest GLONASS-M mission
    A Soyuz 2-1B rocket has conducted a launch in support of Russia’s GLONASS satellite navigation system in the early hours of Friday local time, carrying the Uragan-M No.52S...Related posts:Russia deploys another GLONASS-M spacecraft via Soyuz 2-1…
    - 1 day ago 21 Sep 17, 3:06pm -
  • New Horizons might get more flyby targets; Pluto features get official names
    More than two years after New Horizons flew past Pluto, becoming the first human-made object to visit the dwarf planet, numerous surface features discovered and explored by the...No related posts.
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 11:25pm -
  • Piecing together NASA’s crewed Deep Space spacecraft
    The first Orion spacecraft that will be capable of transporting NASA astronauts into deep space is now being constructed. Although it won’t launch until 2022 at the earliest,...No related posts.
    - 4 days ago 18 Sep 17, 10:22pm -
  • CRS-12 Dragon completes her ISS mission with splashdown return
    SpaceX’s CRS-12 Dragon unberthed from the ISS ahead of a return to a Pacific Ocean splashdown on Sunday, concluding the spacecraft’s latest resupply mission. Dragon returned with 3,800 pounds...Related posts:Soyuz 2-1A caused Progress M-27M f…
    - 6 days ago 17 Sep 17, 12:15am -
  • Farewell, Cassini: a 20 year mission to Saturn comes to a life-protecting end
    Goodbye, Cassini.  And thank you.  After a 20-year mission, 13 in orbit of Saturn, Cassini dived one last time for Saturn’s atmosphere.  Over the course of its years...No related posts.
    - 8 days ago 14 Sep 17, 6:56pm -
  • Preparing the adaptor – LVSA readies for SLS debut
    NASA is getting ready to apply spray-on foam insulation (SOFI) to the outside of the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) that will fly as a part of the...Related posts:NASA Lunar Imaging CubeSat – SkyFire – to ride with EM-1 Space Industry pr…
    - 9 days ago 13 Sep 17, 6:50pm -
  • Soyuz MS-06 arrives with three more crewmembers for the ISS
    Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos along with Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA have completed a fast track transit to the International Space Station (ISS) on...Related posts:Upgraded Progress MS docks with the ISS Soyuz 2-1A c…
    - 10 days ago 12 Sep 17, 1:27pm -
  • ILS Proton-M successfully launches Amazonas 5
    International Launch Services (ILS) launched its Proton-M launch vehicle with the Amazonas 5 satellite on Monday. The Russian workhorse – along with its Breeze-M upper stage partner –...Related posts:ILS Proton-M makes long-awaited return with…
    - 11 days ago 11 Sep 17, 12:35pm -
  • KSC, Cape preparing to evaluate damage following Hurricane Irma
    Less than one year after the Space Center and the entirety of eastern Florida benefited from a last-minute wobble to the east of Major Hurricane Matthew – a...No related posts.
    - 14 days ago 8 Sep 17, 6:11pm -

NASA Breaking News

Space Politics Blog

  • A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial space, and related topi…
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In…
    - 28 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced Wednesday that…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines last week—the…
    - 26 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an inte…
    - 22 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security efforts
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) wea…
    - 21 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut w…
    - 19 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
    SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” the…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Improving SOFIA
    Although a final resolution may not come until late this year, when Congress finally approves a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, it appears that NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has survived its near-deat…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • Orion manager warns he’s “challenged” to make December 2017 launch
    In two separate public appearances last week, the manager of NASA’s Orion spacecraft warned that he is “challenged” to keep Orion on track for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission in late 2017. Mark Geyer spoke at the Mars Society’s a…
    - 13 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

Commercial Space Watch

SpaceRef

  • Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers
    A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds that the most likely cause of their speedup is an observed influx of warm water into the bay where they're located....
    - 3 days ago 20 Sep 17, 1:43am -
  • Barchan Dunes On Mars
    On the west (left) side of this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, fairly textbook-looking barchan sand dunes sit atop the bedrock....
    - 3 days ago 20 Sep 17, 1:41am -
  • Solar Wind May Affect Satellite Safety
    Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California?...
    - 3 days ago 20 Sep 17, 1:38am -
  • Hubble's Megamaser Galaxy
    Phenomena across the Universe emit radiation spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum -- from high-energy gamma rays, which stream out from the most energetic events in the cosmos, to lower-energy microwaves and radio waves....
    - 3 days ago 20 Sep 17, 1:35am -
  • Mercury's Poles May Be Icier Than Previously Thought
    The scorching hot surface of Mercury seems like an unlikely place to find ice, but research over the past three decades has suggested that water is frozen on the first rock from the Sun, hidden away on crater floors that...
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 6:57pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 September 2017 - Gearing up for Three Spacewalks
    Expedition 53 is gearing up for three maintenance spacewalks set to take place in October over a period of two weeks. Meanwhile, the six-member crew continued researching today how their long-term missions in space affect their bodies....
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 1:34pm -
  • New Concept of Terrestrial Planet Formation
    Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth that reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories....
    - 4 days ago 19 Sep 17, 12:06am -
  • New Gravity Map Suggests Mars Has a Porous Crust
    NASA scientists have found evidence that Mars' crust is not as dense as previously thought, a clue that could help researchers better understand the Red Planet's interior structure and evolution....
    - 4 days ago 19 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Hubble Catches Starbursts in a Barred Spiral Galaxy
    This Hubble Space Telescope picture shows NGC 5398, a barred spiral galaxy located about 55 million light-years away....
    - 4 days ago 18 Sep 17, 11:58pm -
  • Small, Short-lived Drops of Early Universe Quark-Gluon Plasma?
    Scientists reveal correlated flow of particles emerging from even the lowest-energy, small-scale collisions at Big-Bang particle collider....
    - 4 days ago 18 Sep 17, 11:50pm -

Discovery Space News

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Space Daily

  • newFirst space mining transaction in 10 years
    Sydney, Australia (XNA) Sep 22, 2017The first transaction in space mining could only be 10 years away, the director of the Australian Center for Space Engineering Research, Andrew Dempster, told Xinhua on Wednesday, at the third Off Earth Mining F…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newGlobal Aerospace Corporation to present Pluto lander concept to NASA
    Irwindale CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) announced today that it will present its Pluto lander concept at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Denver, CO. Under a grant from NASA's NIAC program, G…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • new'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles
    Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 19, 2017 German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology. Curious visitors to…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newAussie astronaut calls for establishment of national space agency
    Adelaide, Australian (XNA) Sep 22, 2017The second Australian to ever venture into space has called for the country to establish its own space agency. Andrew Thomas, an Australian-born National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astron…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newUpgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
    White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. I…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newHope to discover sure signs of life on Mars
    Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 22, 2017The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, many scientists agree if there was life on the Red Planet, it probably will present itself as fos…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newMathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction
    Boston MA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newFly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape
    Riga (AFP) Sept 22, 2017 By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports. To those who mock such talk as science…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newDemonstrator 3 linear aerospike ready to start tests
    Las Cruces NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017The ground test stand and aerospike engine for the Demonstrator 3 rocket are ready for tests at ARCA Space Corporation. The effort was completed in 60 days since the start of fabrication. The system will perform…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newLockheed Martin introduces new satellite bus lineup
    National Harbor, MD (SPX) Sep 22, 2017Lockheed Martin has debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhance…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newScientists Produce Best Estimate of Earth's Composition
    Canberra, Australia (SPX) Sep 21, 2017Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago. The solar…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newSmall satellite promises big discoveries at NASA
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 21, 2017Small satellites provide a cheap, responsive alternative to larger, more expensive satellites. As demand grows, engineers must adapt these "nanosatellites" to provide greater data returns. NASA, in collaboration with…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newScientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules
    Manchester UK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newChina's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
    Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. At 3:29 p.m. on Sunday, the cargo ship started to separate from the space lab under orders from the ground. After…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -
  • newDrones can almost see in the dark
    Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 21, 2017To fly safely, drones need to know their precise position and orientation in space at all times. While commercial drones solve this problem using GPS, this only works outdoors, and is not very reliable, especi…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:55am -

SpaceNews

  • newSmallsat companies band together in new spectrum-advocacy organization
    Eleven small satellite companies are establishing a trade association to address spectrum policies and regulations specific to the no-longer-tiny smallsat industry.SpaceNews.com
    - 5 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 7:33pm -
  • newAir Force taking steps to speed up space modernization
    Space advocates on Capitol Hill have pounded the Air Force for the slow pace of modernization. The four-star general in charge of Air Force Space Command says the message has been heard loud and clear.SpaceNews.com
    - 8 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 4:09pm -
  • newMuddling through space traffic management
    “Space traffic management” is the cyber security of the space world. It is a hugely important public policy issue that underpins the successful future expansion of space activities, yet there is no agreement on its definition. SpaceNews.com
    - 8 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • newUSAF puts space warfighting focus on awareness
    With the recent development of the first space warfighting concepts of operation, U.S. Air Force space leaders are focusing more on development on better space situational awareness.SpaceNews.com
    - 9 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 3:50pm -
  • BT Global Services:  LEO, HTS boosting perception of satellite communications
    Satellites have been the option of last resort for telecommunication companies and their customers in the past decades, according to Renato Goodfellow, head of global satellite at BT Global Services. SpaceNews.com
    - 1 day ago 21 Sep 17, 10:37pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin and Greg Autry: It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to run NASA
    Finding another James Webb to run NASA was no easy task. President Trump considered several excellent candidates, some of whom we personally admire, but in the spirit of Webb’s leadership, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is the president’s nominee fo…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 8:34pm -
  • NASA prepares to retire GRACE Earth science satellites
    An aging German-American Earth science mission will come to an end this fall, months before the launch of a next-generation satellite pair.SpaceNews.com
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 7:50pm -
  • SpaceX forces Air Force to revise launch mindset
    “SpaceX does not launch on schedule,” says Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander, 45th Space Wing. “They launch on readiness.” SpaceNews.com
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 7:47pm -
  • Kymeta ships first 400 flat-panel antennas, confirms talks with OneWeb
    Speaking at the VSAT Global conference in here Sept. 20, Kymeta’s chief commercial officer Bill Marks said the company has received thousands of orders of its 70-centimeter Ku antennas and will start mass production next week on an assembly line…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 7:35pm -
  • Air Force Reserve grooming space warriors
    Air Force leaders generally agree that the service will need more skills in three key areas: space, cyber and intelligence. Where that talent will come from is still a matter of debate.SpaceNews.com
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 6:33pm -
  • Mattis sees need for new space programs
    “In space, we need new starts in order to take advantage of what industry can deliver if we are willing to invest there,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sept. 20 at the annual Air Force Association Air Space Cyber conference.SpaceNews.…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 5:02pm -
  • Space industry awaits Air Force decisions on future launch services
    Much is at stake for the space industry in how the Air Force proceeds with a “launch services agreement” that has been in the works for months. Bidders already have commented on an earlier draft request for proposals and are now awaiting the fi…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 3:20pm -
  • Bulgaria Sat striving to sell half of BulgariaSat-1’s capacity outside of Bulgaria and Serbia
    Bulgaria Sat, the fledgling Bulgarian satellite operator whose first satellite launched this summer at a time when oversupply has driven prices down, is trying to sell half of its capacity to international customers in more challenging market condi…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 2:59pm -
  • Air Force exploring ways to protect satellite networks from cyberattacks
    The military is confident that its own spacecraft are tightly encrypted and unlikely to be taken down by hackers. It worries, however, about the vulnerability of commercial satellites that host military payloads.SpaceNews.com
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
  • Engine test latest step for Stratolaunch’s giant aircraft
    Stratolaunch announced Sept. 19 that the company has achieved another milestone in the development of a unique giant aircraft that will serve as a launch platform.SpaceNews.com
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 9:37pm -
  • Lockheed Martin unveils new satellite bus lineup
    With both military and commercial customers seeking more choices in satellite size and orbit, Lockheed Martin has rolled out a new family of satellite buses that consolidate the customized spacecraft the company has previously developed.SpaceNews.…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 8:31pm -
  • SpaceX asks FCC to make exception for LEO constellations in Connect America Fund decisions
    SpaceX does not want the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to exclude its future low-Earth orbit constellation as a potential Connect America Fund award recipient because of the way the agency classifies communications satellites.SpaceNews.co…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 7:39pm -
  • Lower launch costs, smaller payloads will help shape space warfighting, Goldfein says
    With both launch costs and payload size going down, it will be easier for the U.S. Air Force to deploy the right kinds of sensors and systems to fight future space wars that will depend more on information and networking, said Gen. David Goldfein,…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 7:23pm -
  • Space could benefit from shift in Air Force investment strategy
    When Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson recently visited an air warfare command center in the Middle East, she was “struck” by how different things are now compared to just a few years ago.SpaceNews.com
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 6:17pm -
  • White House nominates additional directors for Ex-Im Bank
    The White House has nominated three additional people to serve as directors of the Export-Import Bank, including one with experience in the satellite industry.SpaceNews.com
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 6:17pm -
  • New ICBM gets boost after Mattis’ endorsement
    The unexpected escalation of North Korea’s atomic weapons program and Russia’s nuclear posturing are providing fresh momentum to U.S. efforts to develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile.SpaceNews.com
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 3:41pm -
  • Space Nation hires firm led by former Apple marketing chief
    Space Nation, the Finnish startup developing an astronaut training smartphone application, announced plans Sept. 19 to join forces with West, the San Francisco-based “venture studio” founded by Allison Johnson, Apple’s former vice president f…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 2:24pm -
  • Minotaur 4’s canceled commercial cubesat rideshares could spark policy changes
    Following a decision to pull eight Spire commercial cubesats from an Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 launch from Cape Canaveral Aug. 26 carrying a military payload, the U.S. Air Force says it and other government agencies are crafting clear procedures on ho…
    - 4 days ago 19 Sep 17, 4:05am -
  • Bridenstine outlines challenges he foresees for NASA
    The nominee to be the next administrator of NASA says that he believes the agency’s top challenges include maintaining “consistency and constancy of purpose” that can support long-term plans, while building up international and commercial rel…
    - 4 days ago 18 Sep 17, 9:45pm -

CBS Space News

  • CBS News Space Page is Moving!
    By WILLIAM HARWOODCBS NewsEDITOR’S NOTE: We are in the process of moving stories on this page to the CBS News Sci-Tech page. This site will be taken down in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience!
    - 30 Jul 15, 3:32am -
  • Cause of Russian Progress failure still TBD
    Four weeks after a Progress space station supply ship spun out of control in a launch mishap, Russian engineers have not yet revealed what might have gone wrong, casting a cloud of uncertainty over downstream flights of unpiloted cargo ships as well…
    - 28 May 15, 2:51am -
  • NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
    Taking a major step toward an eventual robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has selected nine sophisticated instruments for a solar-powered spacecraft designed to find out whether the hidden realm could support life of some sort, agency o…
    - 26 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth
    A SpaceX cargo capsule loaded with 3,100 pounds of research samples, no-longer-needed equipment and trash returned to Earth Thursday after a month-long stay at the International Space Station.
    - 21 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • X-37B spaceplane launched on secret mission
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, boosting an unpiloted military spaceplane into orbit for a secret mission.
    - 21 May 15, 2:13am -
  • Air Force set to launch spaceplane on mostly secret mission
    An Air Force X-37B spaceplane, a mini shuttle making the program's fourth flight, is poised for launch Wednesday on a mostly classified mission featuring an unusual hitchhiker: a small publicly-funded satellite built to test the feasibility of using…
    - 19 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • Brightman steps down from station flight
    Soprano and would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman, who was in training for a flight to the International Space Station this fall aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft, will not be chasing her dream aloft after all, the singer's website and Facebook pag…
    - 13 May 15, 7:45pm -
  • Russia delays upcoming ISS flights in wake of Progress failure
    Russia is delaying the return to Earth of three space station crew members by about a month in the wake of the April 18 failure of a Russian Progress supply ship. Launch of three fresh crew members also will be delayed, from May 26 to late July.
    - 12 May 15, 8:33pm -
  • SpaceX stages emergency escape system test
    Simulating a launch pad emergency, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule was blasted away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, shooting to an altitude of several thousand feet before arcing over for an offshore splashdown in a dramatic emergency escape system…
    - 6 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • SpaceX gears up for pad abort test
    SpaceX is readying an unmanned Dragon capsule for a simulated launch pad abort Wednesday, a short, high-speed flight to demonstrate an innovative rocket-powered escape system designed to quickly pull a crew to safety in the event of an impending boos…
    - 5 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Messenger probe, out of gas, crashes into Mercury
    NASA's hardy Messenger spacecraft, out of fuel at the end of a remarkably successful 11-year mission, ended its life with a bang Thursday, smashing into the hellish surface of Mercury at some 8,750 miles per hour and blasting out a new crater in the…
    - 30 Apr 15, 9:01pm -
  • Blue Origin launches sub-orbital New Shepard test flight
    Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unpiloted maiden test flight of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.
    - 30 Apr 15, 7:19am -
  • New Horizons detects possible polar cap on Pluto
    New photos and animations of Pluto and its large moon Charon taken by the fast-approaching New Horizons probe are revealing distinct surface features for the first time, including a bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said W…
    - 29 Apr 15, 9:30pm -
  • Russian abandon efforts to salvage wayward cargo ship
    Russian flight controllers have given up attempting to salvage a Progress cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. Instead, the spacecraft likely will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up wi…
    - 29 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Progress cargo ship spins out of control after launch
    A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy.
    - 28 Apr 15, 2:34pm -

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Space Politicy Online

  • newToday’s Tidbits: September 21, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for today, September 21, 2017. [Don’t forget to check our website for our feature-length articles, too.] No Go Tonight for NROL-42 ULA’s launch of the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO’s) NROL-42 mission has been post…
    - 23 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 1:22am -
  • Mattis Slams Lack of Budget Predictability As Greatest Threat
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned on Wednesday that Washington’s inability to provide funding stability is the greatest threat facing military readiness. If defense budget caps are not lifted, “we are questioning whether America has the ab…
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 10:32am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: September 20, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for today, September 20, 2017.  Enjoy!  [Don’t forget to check our website for feature-length articles, too.] Grizzly Bears in Space? The United Launch Alliance will launch the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO’s) nex…
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 17, 1:46am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: September 19, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for today, September 19, 2017.  Enjoy! Senate to House:  No Space Corps The Senate Armed Services Committee confirmed to SpacePolicyOnline.com today that the Nelson/Cotton “no-Space Corps” amendment was adopted in the Senat…
    - 3 days ago 20 Sep 17, 1:15am -
  • Bridenstine Wins Shelby’s Endorsement, Identifies Key NASA Challenges
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) endorsed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to be the next Administrator of NASA today. Shelby chairs the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA, making his support quite significant. Bridenstine also has submitted ans…
    - 3 days ago 19 Sep 17, 11:47pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: September 18, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for today.  Enjoy! Senate Passes FY2018 NDAA The Senate passed its version of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today by a vote of 89-8.  Before the final vote, it adopted many amendments, using the House bil…
    - 4 days ago 19 Sep 17, 1:51am -
  • WSJ Reports Northrop Grumman to Buy Orbital ATK
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight that Northrop Grumman is close to a deal to purchase Orbital ATK. An announcement could come as early as tomorrow (Monday).  The two companies are major defense contractors with substantial involvement in…
    - 5 days ago 18 Sep 17, 2:56am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: September 17, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for today, September 17, 2017.  Enjoy! Dragon Splashes Down SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned from the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California about 10:14 am E…
    - 5 days ago 17 Sep 17, 9:05pm -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy September 18-22, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of September 18-22, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The Senate is scheduled to meet Monday-Wednesday; the House is in recess all week. During the Week The House is in recess all wee…
    - 5 days ago 17 Sep 17, 5:10pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: September 16, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for September 16, 2017.  Enjoy! Kennedy Space Center Back in Business NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has finally reopened in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  Lack of potable water had been a problem all week. All clear de…
    - 6 days ago 16 Sep 17, 8:05pm -

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Comet or Asteroid? Hubble Discovers that a Unique Object is a Binary
Comet or Asteroid? Hubble Discovers that a Unique Object is a Binary
- 2 days ago 20 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet
NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet
- 8 days ago 14 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere
Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere
- 51 days ago 2 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet
NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet
- 64 days ago 20 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy
- 78 days ago 6 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
- 93 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:00pm -

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What Does Kepler Have Its Eye On?
What Does Kepler Have Its Eye On?
- 22 days ago 31 Aug 17, 3:31pm -
Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
- 36 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:36pm -
An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
- 36 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:48pm -
Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller
Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller
- 73 days ago 11 Jul 17, 4:25pm -
Geert Barentsen Talks About Bringing People Together To Contribute to Exoplanet Science
Geert Barentsen Talks About Bringing People Together To Contribute to Exoplanet Science
- 91 days ago 23 Jun 17, 5:08pm -
Podcast Archive 2009: NASA’s Kepler Mission to Look for Earth-like Planets
Podcast Archive 2009: NASA’s Kepler Mission to Look for Earth-like Planets
- 94 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:31am -

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  • newNASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth
    NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 6:30pm -
  • newThis Week @NASA, September 22, 2017
    Tracking Hurricane Maria from Space, SpaceX Dragon Returns with Science and more ...
    - 7 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 4:59pm -
  • newMaria (Atlantic Ocean)
    NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as it moved toward the Bahamas.
    - 9 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 3:27pm -
  • newHubble's Cool Galaxy with a Hot Corona
    Galaxy NGC 6753, imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a whirl of color
    - 11 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 1:41pm -
  • newMission Control
    HWHAP Episode 11. Mary Lawrence, Flight Director in Mission Control Houston, talks about what it’s like inside Mission Control, what it takes to be a flight controller and flight director, how mission control has evolved, and what it may look like…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Sep 17, 12:30pm -

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