Colorado in space: Buzz Aldrin’s son on how a spaceport would change the state’s economy

By Kelsey Whipple

Dr. Andrew Aldrin

Colorado currently hosts the number two space economy in the country, but the possibility of adding a spaceport on the Front Range could raise our rank while raising the industry’s stakes. Whether you plan to see the moon in your lifetime or not, the issue is a hot topic […]

NASA Intends To Add $375M to Lockheed’s Orion Contract for Delta 4 Test Launch

By Dan Leone

Delta IV Heavy/MPCV

WASHINGTON — NASA intends to add $375 million to Lockheed Martin Space Systems’ $6.4 billion Orion space capsule contract so that the company can procure a Delta 4 rocket to power a 2014 test flight of the next-generation crew vehicle.

In a procurement notice posted online Jan. 6, NASA […]

Space a Priority in Leaner U.S. Military

By Space News Staff

Leon E. Panetta. Credit: Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Pentagon will continue to invest in space capabilities even as it pares down its force structure in response to massive budget pressures, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Jan. 5.

“As we reduce the overall defense budget, we will protect and […]

Arianespace Set To Ride The Power of Three In 2012

by Staff Writers Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jan 09, 2012

The next Soyuz fight from French Guiana is targeted for this summer, carrying two more Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites. It will be preceded by a Baikonur Cosmodrome Soyuz mission on May 23 that is to orbit Europe's MetOp-B meteorological satellite.

Arianespace is preparing for […]