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Give to STEM this Tuesday.

Firefly successfully tests its Miranda engine. SSC completes a critical design review for its EPOCH 1. Astra raises an additional $2.7M in capital....


Nelson’s at the helm in India and UAE.

NASA visits India and UAE to discuss space cooperation. Kratos wins an IDIQ contract from Space Systems Command. Axiom goes all in with AWS. And more.


Space dishes to delight ahead of Thanksgiving.

Venturi Astrolab announces lunar payloads. NRL finds new source of hydrogen on the moon. The UK announces new investments for space infrastructure....


Ready, set, boom.

Second test flight for Starship. Ursa Major unveils a new solid rocket motor. Blackshark.ai closes an oversubscribed Series A funding round. And more.


The Sirius business of lasers and space planes.

NASA holds the farthest-ever demonstration of optical communications. Sierra Space cuts staff. MDA announces a new satellite constellation. And more.


Super pumped for the heavy launch.

SpaceX gets a launch license for the Starship. NASA announces a successor to Bob Cabana. US Lawmakers postpone the vote on The Commercial Space Act....


"Lovers and Spacemen" an ode to Shakespeare.

Who is going to have new space authority in the US? Industry supports commitment to not conduct ASAT Tests. ULA closes in on a new owner. And more.


The US and EU unveil new strategies for space.

The US unveils a National Spectrum Strategy. The EU approves the first Space Strategy for Security and Defense. HyImpulse sets a launch window. And...


Locations matter for Q3 investments.

Q3 investments favor cyber, defense, and space. SpaceX poised for another Starship launch. GSOA releases Code of Conduct on Space Sustainability. And...


Space and Veterans.

The military has a long history with space. We hear from veterans who made the move from the military into the space industry.


A mixed bag of Q3 reports.

Rocket Lab sets a return to launch window for Electron. Astra founders offer to take the company private. ESA, Airbus, and Voyager sign an MOU. And...


Galactic cuts.

Virgin Galactic announces layoffs. Firefly signs Fleet Space payload for their 2026 lunar mission. UKSA provides £3.5 million to RFA UK. And more.


ESA adopts a Zero Debris Charter.

ESA Member States adopt first zero debris charter. ESA releases first images from Euclid. Space Forge gets new funding from the UK’s MoD. And more.


The stars aren’t aligning for Astra.

Astra defaults on its recent debt agreement. SpaceX breaks reuse records. ESA holds its space summit in Seville. And more.


Space Bills, Bills, Bills.

The ORBITS act passes the US Senate and goes to the House. Congress presents reforms to update government oversight of commercial space activities....


IM (not George) JETSON.

The Netherlands and Iceland join the Artemis Accords. Kuva Space raises €16.6M. Intuitive Machines gets a nuclear-powered satellite contract. And...


Of Mice and Mars.

SSC assigns new launches to SpaceX and ULA. The FAA concludes its Super Heavy safety review. HawkEye360 wins $12.25M NIWC Pacific contract. And more.

India’s heyday in space.

Skyroot raises over $27M. Space Solar and Thales Alenia further partnership on space-based solar power. Starliner’s crewed flight pushed to April....


International collaborations on the horizon.

The US signs an agreement to launch from Australia. MDA contracts with SpaceX. AFRL leads the first international CRADA with Indian startups. And...


Dream chasing to the ISS.

Sierra Space completes first mission Flight Ops Review. Rocket Lab completes FAA investigation. US and Australia announce an innovation alliance. And...


SpaceX is breaking records… again.

SpaceX and China are keeping up the fast launch pace. Canopy Aerospace lands a Phase 2 SBIR award. Terran Orbital partnering with Lockheed Martin....


We don't talk about MEO.

York wins a big contract from the SDA. Enough about LEO, Space Force says what about MEO? ISRO testing success for their human spaceflight program....


Varda looks Down Under to land.

Varda Space to land its capsule in Australia. Space Force finalizes its Commercial Augmentation Space Reserve plan. Pakistan partners with China. And...


Canada puts its money where its EO is.

Canada starts $729M investment for Earth Observation. Two payloads aboard the Vega VV23 fail to deploy. German companies to launch microgravity lab....


Annular Solar Eclipse with Dr. Chas Miller.

Learn about October 14th’s Annular Solar Eclipse and April’s total eclipse with Dr. Chas Miller from the New Mexico State University’s Astronomy...


Psyched for Psyche.

NASA launches its Psyche mission. The SLS audit report is released announcing a new contract. Maersk buys Starlink for 330 of its vessels. And more.


There’s a hole in the module, Dear Liza.

The Russian module on the ISS develops a leak. PLD Space launches Europe’s first fully private rocket. ESA launches the 23rd Vega mission. And more.


Stoke unveils a bright future for Nova.

Stoke Space raises $100M. US Space Force seeks proposals for national security launches. SatVu releases imagery from its thermal imaging satellite....


Elon’s ambitious space plans.

Musk announces Starship plans at the IAC. China and Russia outline future space station projects. Northrop Grumman partners with Voyager on Starlab....


The Astronaut wears Prada.

Axiom partners with Prada on next gen spacesuits. Booz Allen awarded a $630M contract with the US Space Force. Comtech to support US Army SATCOM. And...


The implications of a federal shutdown on space.

AIAA implores the US government to avoid a shutdown. Axiom, AWS, JAMSS, SwRI, and SpiderOak partner on in-space data processing capabilities. And...


One giant web of communication constellations.

Eutelsat and OneWeb complete merger. The FAA concludes its Blue Origin mishap investigation. The US Space Force contracts with SpaceX’s Starshield....


Tapping into potential in space.

Sierra Space secures $229 million in Series B Funding. US Space Systems Command opens the TAP Lab. Blue Origin announces its new CEO. And more.


OSIRIS- REx touches down in Utah.

OSIRIS-REx returns asteroid samples. US DoD to transfer SDA to the Department of Commerce. The US Space Force looks to establish comms with China....


Electron’s no show post MECO blow.

Rocket Lab experiences a RUD. AST SpaceMobile makes the first 5G call between a cell phone and satellite. ABL selected for a responsive launch demo....


India advances its human spaceflight plans.

India moves up its Gaganyaan human spaceflight program. Stoke Space launches its Hopper2 test. Varda continues to fight for reentry of its vehicle....


Firefly is quick to conquer the night.

Victus Nox conquers the night. The US DoD reveals its strategy for the protection and defense of on-orbit assets. Germany signs the Artemis Accords....


Hi, Bob. Sign me up for Mars.

Aliens, UAPs, and government oversight- Oh my! US Space Force to open European headquarters. EutelSat HOTBIRD satellites now in service. And more.


Space has a workforce problem.

Rocket Lab to launch four HASTE missions for Leidos. AWS India signs an MOU with ISRO. Russia promises North Korea cooperation on space development....


Could K2-18 b be showing signs of life?

JWST finds potential signs of life on K2-18 b. Ball Aerospace to deliver a sounder for NOAA’s GeoXS. Firefly awarded a NASA lunar payload contract....


Placing our order for space knees, please.

Redwire prints the first human knee meniscus on the ISS. The US military tests an unarmed ICBM. The US Space Force has a new mission statement. And...


Space Hi-Jinkies.

Speculation surrounds launches planned at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX readies Starship for a second launch. XRISM and SLIM ready for take off. And more.


Trials and tribulations of Ariane 6.

ESA delays updates on the Ariane 6 launch till October. ISRO’s lunar lander and rover are put into sleep mode. SpaceX Crew 6 return from the ISS. And...


Africa space policy with Ruvimbo Samanga.

Ruvimbo Samanga is an African space policy analyst based in Zimbabwe. She supports many initiatives in space policy, business, outreach, and...


VICTUS NOX on standby for callup.

Firefly and Millennium on standby for VICTUS NOX. QinetiQ awarded a $224M SDA contract. ReOrbit closes a $7.4M oversubscribed Seed round. And more.


Space is hard. And it smells of rotten eggs.

SpiderOak demonstrates OrbitSecure on the ISS. SAIC wins ground radar systems contract. India’s lunar rover finds evidence of sulfur on the Moon. And...


Starfish saves the Otter Pup.

Starfish says the Otter Pup has been stabilized. Weather delays ULA’s launch of the Silentbarker. GITAI raises $15M in a Series B Extension round....


Houston, it’s a little cozy up here.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 docks with the ISS. Weather delays Japan’s launch of XRISM and SLIM. ISRO shares temperature data from the lunar south pole. And...


Pragyan shares its wisdom from the Moon.

India’s rover makes its debut on the lunar south pole. JAXA’s launch of the SLIM lunar lander is expected this weekend. SpaceX gets sued by the DoJ....


India is on the Moon. The peacock has landed.

India’s Chandrayaan-3 soft lands on the moon. ESA’s target for space junk removal mission hit by space junk. NASA announces Artemis 3 geology team....


Who’s watching who?

Chinese satellites cause a stir down under. North Korea is planning to launch a satellite this week. Russia blames Luna-25’s engines for the crash....


Astronaut, crew, or spaceflight participant?

The FAA and DoT propose new rules for government and commercial space launches. Northrop and Lockheed share SDA Tranche 2 Transport Layer contract....


Fueling astronauts for EVAs.

Axiom and GU Energy Labs partner on astronaut fuel. iQPS to launch its satellite with Rocket Lab. Sierra Space gets $22M to mature its VORTEX engine....

Traffic report from lunar orbit.

Russia’s Luna-25 reaches lunar orbit. India’s Chandrayaan-3 is in its final lunar orbit. SpaceX hands in its Starship mishap report to the FAA. And...


The race for the Moon’s south pole.

Russia launches its first lunar lander in 47 years. ESA releases a 2023 space environment report. Spire is the latest to post record revenue. And...


Boeing Starliner eyes the ides of March.

Boeing sets March 2024 readiness date for the Starliner. Amazon’s Kuiper satellites to launch on an Atlas V. Firefly debuts new Elytra Fleet. And...


Astropolitics played out in Europe.

SES revenue up 10% and waiting for next payout. NASA and Axiom sign a fourth agreement to send astronauts to the ISS. Brazil deforestation is down....


SES satellites soar.

SES revenue up 10% and waiting for next payout. NASA and Axiom sign a fourth agreement to send astronauts to the ISS. Brazil deforestation is down....


A matter of mini space debris.

IARPA launches an initiative to track space debris. NOIRLabs halts observations after cyberattack. UK Space Agency to fund Earth Observation tech....


Swan song for Antares 230+.

Northrop Grumman launches its final Antares 230+ rocket. Voyager Space and Airbus to partner on Starlab. US Senate plans to mitigate space junk. And...


Space Command is staying Rocky Mountain High.

Space Command is staying in Colorado. The US Senate agrees with the House to make cuts to the Space Force’s budget. FCC presents new spectrum rules....


SpaceX opens the floodgates to possible fines.

SpaceX tests its flame deflector system. Sierra Space awarded a $22.6M to develop the Vortex Advanced Upper Stage Engine. Aeolus reentry success. And...


US pushes for space policies and regulations.

FAA launches human spaceflight rulemaking panel. A US bill pushes space to be seen as critical infrastructure. Argentina signs the Artemis Accords....


The future is nuclear.

Lockheed Martin wins DRACO contract. Aerojet Rocketdyne set to be purchased and demo updated radioisotope power system. Boeing faces financial woes....


Using BRICS to build in space.

Russia welcomes BRICS to add to the country’s space station. Astranis’s Arcturus experiences an anomaly. US and Japan hold space cooperation talks....


The geek, the nerd, and the wonk.

ESA gives Thales Alenia Space another slice of the GSG pie. Constellr raises $18.9M in seed round. Amazon’s Kuiper satellites get a new facility. And...


We still choose to go to the moon.

The UK Space Agency outlines future activity. Turkey and UAE strike deals to include space cooperation. PlanetiQ lands a $59 million NOAA contract....


Sales and stock soars in space.

Lockheed Martin bumps up their 2023 outlook. Rocket Lab’s stock soars. Venezuela signs on with China’s ILRS. NASA earns an A grade from SBA. And more.


In the business of space, the only way is up.

Space Investment showing signs of stabilizing. Rocket Lab’s launches payloads from New Zealand. Space Command HQ debate continues to cause drama. And...


India’s moonshot, take 2.

Chandrayaan-3 to the moon. JAXA’s not having a great year. Space Command HQ drama impacting budgets. A new partnership between Sweden and Latvia. And...


Boom arms getting stuck: so hot right now.

Viasat’s unexpected event. US Senate’s NASA budget. Pulsars to help PNT on Earth. Hawkeye 360’s series D-1 funding round. Guam and spaceflight. And...


Much ado about an explosion at Blue.

Landspace first to orbit with methane. Blue Origin BE-4 rocket engine explosion. Hanwha enters the satellite internet game. JWST anniversary. And...


Astra plays the reverse card on stock split.

Astra’s reverse stock split. Benchmark gets a series B. Astranis lands a deal in the Philippines. Key lessons from Ukraine for US Space Command. And...


Ariane 5, once more into the fray.

The final launch of Ariane 5. Space ethics spotlight at CNES. SpaceX and FAA case update. Smartsat of Australia developing AI-powered spacecraft. And...


Frank White and the Overview Effect.

Frank White’s book The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, describes the cognitive shift that results when viewing the Earth from...


And the whole is greater than the part.

SpaceX to deliver ESA’s Euclid into orbit. Vega-C suffers another setback. SDA opens bidding for 100 new satellites. What is the Overview Effect? And...


Satellites in my eyes.

Russia’s Dozor-Teleport hacked. AST SpaceMobile opens a public offering of 12 million shares. Virgin Galactic takes first paying passengers to space....


Go Look Up Space.

Look Up Space raises over $15m in seed round. US District court backs SES in battle with Intelsat. US and UK military begin new SDA partnership. And...


VCs do not like green eggs and SAM.

VCs and Tech firms call for DoD procurement reform. Ariane 5 final launch date set. Virgin Galactic targets June 29 for first commercial flight. And...


India says yes to Artemis.

Welcome to the Artemis Accords, India. New funds for Apex, Virgin Galactic, D-Orbit. SpiderOak’s OrbitSecure success. Ovzon 3 delayed again. And more!


DARPA, debris, and de-risking with simulation.

Space news for the summer solstice. A slew of New Space funding. DARPA, SpaceLogistics, and Intelsat towards ISAM in 2025. Rockets and sharks. And...


Competing in the 2023 Spaceport America Cup.

What’s it like to compete in the world’s largest student rocket competition? We speak to the lead of the University College London’s rocketry team.


NASA’s magnificent seven.

NASA picks seven commercial partners to advance space capabilities. Vast picks Impulse for Haven-1. Virgin Galactic to start commercial flights. And...


Space-based solar power is the new hot topic.

Space-based solar power research gets some legislative love. And spaceports do too! The FAA’s taking steps to mitigate issues from launch traffic....


Space, collaborate and listen.

Commerce holds space situational awareness talks with industry. The UN calls for better space governance. China’s developing a new spaceport. And...


The hitchhikers guide to LEO.

72 satellites rideshare to LEO. FAA faces possible workload expansion. US Legislators apply pressure for a final Space Command location decision. And...


SpaceX goes coast to coast.

SpaceX to launch from both US coasts in one day. US Space Force GPS ground system overhaul delayed. Could NOAA become an independent agency? And more.


What is the Spaceport America Cup?

T-Minus Space is sponsoring the 2023 Spaceport America Cup and we spoke with the President of the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association about the...


Big brother enters the space race.

US Space Force assigns 12 new missions to SpaceX and ULA. GAO finds red flags in Space Force procurements. Is China planning to spy from Cuba? And...


Hyped for Hypersonic.

Purdue University opens the doors to a new hypersonics testing facility. ULA’s Vulcan gets fired up. Ohio wades in on the bid to host Space Command....


Hey Sailor, try before you buy.

OneWeb launches a free trial offer for maritime customers. Boeing sued for allegedly stealing IP US aerospace defense contractor PowerDrop’d. And...


What’s going on with LEO?

NUVIEW’s new funding. New contract from Space Systems Command for L3Harris. Thales Alenia and Serco seize their DestinE. ISS receives new cargo. And...


Harnessing power from the sun.

Caltech wirelessly transmits solar power from space to Earth. Shenzhou 15 crew returns to Earth. Northrop Grumman secures AFRL comms contract. And...


Space Force is everywhere but Alabama.

New Space Force missions in Colorado Springs. Florida’s home for STARCOM HQ. NASA’s new satellite tsunami detector. UAPs, but no ETs. And more.


Viasat-Inmarsat merger completes.

Viasat finalizes merger with Inmarsat. US State Department outlines space diplomacy plan. Space Command assumes all missile defense responsibilities....


A Chinese civilian joins the Tiangong crew.

China launches a civilian to space. Software to blame for ispace failure. The UAE plans a mission to the asteroid belt. Spain signs Artemis Accords,...


Quantum Leaps in global navigation.

UK’s Royal Navy tests a quantum navigation system. Northrop Grumman to launch Space Force's weather satellite. TROPICS coming for a storm near you....


Galactic gains for Virgin.

Virgin Galactic returns to space. Space Force and Air Force partner on space cyber operations. S Korea launches its first commercial grade satellite....


A saturation of satellite successes.

Astranis successfully hits another key milestone. Satellite Vu announces a Series A2 round. News from GEOINT symposium. NASA SBIR announcement. And...


SpaceX lives by the sword.

SpaceX joins FAA in environmental lawsuit. Three companies to buy Virgin Orbit assets. Arctic Space and One Web approved for Ground Station. And more.


The Quad flexes space.

The Quad gives space a shoutout. FCC approves Viasat-Inmarsat deal. Coverage from the GEOINT summit. Space Force goes meta. Spaceport Cornwall. And...


Namrata Goswami on India Space Policy 2023.

A deep dive into India's new space policy. India’s strategic shift towards space privatization, from satellite construction to launch vehicles, and...


A tale of two Virgins.

Stratolaunch moves to buy Virgin Orbit’s carrier. Virgin Galactic announces launch window. Arqit to quit space. China adds a 56th BeiDou satellite....


The Ariane countdown.

Last flight for Ariane 5. Space Forge designs reusable heat shield. Israel’s moon mission on hold. EAGLE-1 gets a quantum key distribution payload....


JUICE jiggle frees the RIME.

The JUICE is loose and freed the Rime! Lights out for Lunar Flashlight. TBIRD space lasers breaking records. SDA seeks 100 new satellites. And more.


Bricks and mortar paves space advancement.

Airbus signs with the UK’s National Satellite Test Facility. Say hello to Space Force’s COMSO. AT&T to lease spectrum to AST SpaceMobile. And more.


Australia’s budget sends space down under.

Budget cuts hit Australia’s space sector. Debt ceiling talks put the freeze on the NDAA. Space Force wants industry feedback on guardian training....


Satcom merger gets the green light.

Viasat-Inmarsat merger gets green light. ClearSpace to use Arianespace for debris de-orbit. NASA’s plans to deorbit the ISS. Careers with EVONA. And...


Hurricane hunters deployed in space.

NASA’s TROPICS successfully lift off to LEO. Artemis 2 to test high-speed video from the moon. Virgin Galactic announces next space flight. And more.


Running the gamut.

C-band will win the ground station wars. DoD needs more money. The US Air Force requests priority access to S-band. BlackSky asks for lower orbits....


Skywalking into billion dollar space deals.

Maxar officially goes private. And Arconic might. Voyager Space’s latest purchase brings Astrolab closer to reality. Starlink hits major milestone....


First island chain gets a boost from space.

US and Philippines agree on prioritizing space. FAA being sued over Starship. Questions over National Security Space Launch Phase 3 strategy. And...


JUICE: shake well to fully deploy.

Falcon Heavy takes the first Viasat-3 to GEO. Musk gives a Starship update. Shaking up JUICE. China and the UAE make new Mars discoveries. And more.


Soft power and China’s lunar diplomacy.

Russia extends ISS cooperation until 2028. China’s lunar diplomacy. Raytheon refocuses. APEX has a strong start with Astra Space. And more.


DoD call of duty for space reserves.

DoD wants to create space reserves. Space Force to create an outernet. Czech Republic to sign Artemis Accords. Intellian invests $100m in satcom. And...


The West Wing wants space security by design.

Space and cybersecurity. The US and South Korea strengthen ties. The Air Force PIPs 5 space programs. New funding for X-bow and Ursa Major. And more.


Space is hard for Hakuto-R.

Hard landing for Hakuto-R. US-South Korea space agreement. More intel from China’s Space Conference. SpaceX delays. Pricing space debris removal. And...


Intel from China’s “Space Day.”

Reflections from day one of China’s Space Conference. UAE’s busy week. Space Force buys Blue Halo's phased array. Takeaways from Symposium. And more.


Investing and operating in the space domain.

Q1 results from Space Capital report. SDA Tranche 2 coming to an orbit near you. New regs from FCC Space Bureau. The space race is on with China. And...


Holy Starship, Batman!

Starship is meant to fly. Virgin Orbit claims, “I’m not dead yet!” ESA’s new efforts. ISAM with COSMIC and Starfish. A Symposium NatSec roundup. And...


Big trouble in little Vulcan.

Investors’ mixed outlook. DoD on space operational domain. Northrop Grumman milestone. ULA Vulcan in trouble. NASA’s planetary defense strategy. And...


Aggressors on the horizon, and above it.

Space Force and aggressor satellites. Lockheed says LINUSS is a win. Amazon’s new startup cohort. GPT for overhead. ESA preps human spaceflight. And...


Jupiter, get ready for this JUICE.

JUICE is out here making news. Space systems are critical infrastructure. There's money on the table for satellite broadband. More ISAM in GEO. And...


“PIVOT!” says Relativity Space.

Change in plans for Relativity. USSF wants to task commercial sats. Combat drones receive orders from LEO. Begun, the ground segment war has. And...


TEMPO hitchhikes to GEO.

NASA’s TEMPO launches. Axiom’s second mission. SpaceCom demands domain awareness. True Anomaly raises $30mil. Stoke has software for hardware. And...


Planetary defense gets some time in the sun.

The White House on planetary defense. Farewell Virgin; hello Deloitte. A space security camera. Lifeline for Astrocast. Opportunities from USSF. And...


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