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The Future of Space Exploration

Administration Jim Bridenstine tours the inside of the Orion test crew capsule, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Satellite Views Fires Raging in California

More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Prepping to Launch for the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Soaring Into an Orbital Sunrise

The International Space Station soars into a sunrise every 90 minutes, each and every day. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Las antenas satélite necesitan modernizarse

YAKARTA, Indonesia – A medida que nuevas antenas satélite de alta tecnología comienzan a llegar al mercado, varios operadores de satélites expresaron su preocupación de que las antenas existentes y futuras no satisfarán sus necesidades. Los operadores de la flota…

Inmarsat rechaza por segunda vez la propuesta de fusión con EchoStar

WASHINGTON – El operador de la flota estadounidense EchoStar abandonó el 6 de julio el esfuerzo de invertir $ 4.25 mil millones para comprar Inmarsat luego de que el operador satelital británico rechazara la segunda oferta de fusión de EchoStar…

Kepler in safe mode amid concerns spacecraft is running out of fuel

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running out of fuel after more than nine years of operations. In a status update distributed July 6, NASA said mission managers…

A trillion-dollar space industry will require new markets

RENTON, Wash. — Forecasts that predict the space industry to grow to a trillion dollars by the 2040s will require the development of new markets, even with the modest annual growth rates needed to achieve that goal. A panel session…

Trump wants NASA out of the ISS operations business. Easier said than done.

This article originally appeared in the June 25, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Since President Trump’s 2019 budget called for ending International Space Station funding in 2025, Congress held hearings, NASA published an ISS Transition Report and U.S. companies advertised…

County Fire Lights Up the Night

Light from the County Fire illuminated the night skies of Northern California when the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image overnight on July 1, 2018. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Measat to join Asia’s HTS stampede with spacecraft in 2021

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Malaysian fleet operator Measat will soon join the increasingly crowded club of companies with high-throughput satellites in the Asia Pacific. Measat Chief Operating Officer Yau Chyong Lim said July 3 that the company is preparing to order…

Engine tests underway for DARPA spaceplane program

WASHINGTON — A space shuttle-era main engine is undergoing a series of daily test firings to demonstrate its suitability for use on a reusable spaceplane under development. The Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 engine is in the midst of a series of…

Burst of Celestial Fireworks

Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering collection of stars resembles an aerial burst. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust – the raw material for new star formation. Source: Image of the Day…

Sirangelo leaving Sierra Nevada Corporation

WASHINGTON — Mark Sirangelo, the longtime leader and public face of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s space business, has resigned from the company for personal reasons but as part of a “friendly transition,” the company confirmed July 2. In a statement to…

Restoration Begins on NASA's Last Flight-Configured Saturn IB Rocket

An extensive effort is underway to save the last remaining flight-configured rocket of the type that launched the first Apollo astronauts 50 years ago. Source: Space.com

Report recommends NASA revise its planetary protection policies

WASHINGTON — NASA’s approaches to planetary protection are outdated in an era of more ambitious missions and emergence of private space exploration ventures and thus need to be revised, a new report concludes. The report, prepared by a committee of…

Seeing Jupiter

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this image of Jupiter using data from the Juno spacecraft’s JunoCam imager. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Best Night Sky Events of July 2018 (Stargazing Maps)

See what’s up in the night sky for July 2018, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software. Source: Space.com

World UFO Day: Are We Really Alone? The Question Is Worthy of Serious Study

About 5 percent of all UFO sightings cannot be easily explained by weather or human technology. A physicist argues that there’s compelling evidence to justify serious scientific study and that the skeptics should step aside – for the sake of…

Night Sky, July 2018: What You Can See This Month [Maps]

Find out what’s up in your night sky during July 2018 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide. Source: Space.com

OneWeb says regulatory concerns main reason it’s forgoing inter-satellite links

WASHINGTON and SINGAPORE — Among the major new privately financed satellite broadband constellations, OneWeb stands alone in not planning to feature inter-satellite links on its spacecraft. Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, told SpaceNews the reason his constellation of 900 or more…

Sky Perfect JSAT mulls future technology investments

WASHINGTON — Sky Perfect JSAT operates 18 satellites, more than any other Asian telecom operator. JSAT’s scale has allowed it to make industry-shaping investments in technologies ranging from antennas to drones. But, like many of the world’s largest operators, JSAT’s…

Virgin Orbit wins FAA license for first LauncherOne mission

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit has received a license from the Federal Aviation Administration for the first launch of its LauncherOne vehicle, which the company hopes to perform later this summer. The FAA issued the license June 29 for the first…

The Brightest Planets in July’s Night Sky: How to See them (and When)

Here’s how to see three naked-eye planets visible in July’s night sky. Source: Space.com

Mars Is Closest to Earth Since 2003 This Month (There's a Long Blood Moon Eclipse, Too)!

This month, Mars will be at its brightest since 2003, and some skywatchers will be treated to a lengthy lunar eclipse. Source: Space.com

These Astronaut Doodles of Constellations on Space Station Photos are Adorable!

Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui took some stunning photos of constellations during his first trip to the International Space Station in 2015. Source: Space.com

Rocket startup sees big future in military launch

WASHINGTON — Startup CEOs generally have mixed feelings about working with the Pentagon. Tim Ellis, chief executive of rocket maker Relativity Space, most certainly does not. Ellis predicts his company’s 3D printed rockets — at $10 million per launch and…

The Greatest Asteroid Encounters of All Time!

Asteroids are important building blocks of our solar system. When spacecraft study these small worlds, we learn more about how our neighborhood was formed — moons, planets and, of course, our own planet Earth. Source: Space.com

New Telescope Will Scan The Skies for Asteroids on Collision Course with Earth

An asteroid on a collision course with Earth is inevitable. Astronomer Michael Lund explains how a new telescope under construction in Chile will become a vital tool for detecting objects that could devastate our planet. Source: Space.com

US Army Troops Could Be Headed to the Space Force

Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Brig. Gen. Tim Lawson: “Do we want to be part of the Space Force? That is yet to be determined» Source: Space.com

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