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SAS Global enters bankruptcy-like status

WASHINGTON — Cash-strapped startup Sky and Space Global transferred control of the company April 6 to an accounting firm in an effort to preserve some or all of its business.  The internet-of-things startup, which had hoped to deploy a constellation of 200 cubesats, filed for “voluntary administration,” a bankruptcy-like procedure in Australia where it is [...]

SAS Global enters bankruptcy-like status2020-04-07T14:09:22-06:00

NAVSEA Bids Farewell to Longest—Serving Civil Servant in DoD

Sarkis Tatigian, who began his Navy career at the age of 19 during the Second World War, passed away earlier this week, leaving behind a nearly 78—year legacy of service to the Department of Defense.

NAVSEA Bids Farewell to Longest—Serving Civil Servant in DoD2020-04-07T14:10:53-06:00

Report criticizes management of ISS National Laboratory

WASHINGTON — An independent review panel sharply criticized the management of the International Space Station National Laboratory, with both NASA and the organization that manages the laboratory agreeing to significant changes. The report, commissioned by NASA last August, was released by agency April 6 with little fanfare. It found serious issues with how the Center [...]

Report criticizes management of ISS National Laboratory2020-04-07T14:09:23-06:00

White House looks for international support for space resource rights

WASHINGTON — An executive order by the White House April 6 seeks to establish international support for the U.S. position that space resources can be used by companies and organizations, and to head off alternative international legal regimes. The executive order calls on the State Department to lead interagency efforts to encourage other countries to [...]

White House looks for international support for space resource rights2020-04-07T14:09:23-06:00

Boeing to fly second Starliner uncrewed test flight

WASHINGTON — Boeing announced April 6 that it has decided to fly a second uncrewed test flight of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle later this year to confirm it has corrected problems encountered in a test flight last December. In a brief statement, Boeing said it would perform a second Orbital Flight Test (OFT) [...]

Boeing to fly second Starliner uncrewed test flight2020-04-07T14:09:24-06:00

Navy Mandates Face Covering: What You Need to Know

The Navy will now require the use of cloth face coverings for all military, Navy civilian and contractors as well as family members while on DoD property, installations and facilities when maintaining proper social distancing between people isn't possible.

Navy Mandates Face Covering: What You Need to Know2020-04-07T14:10:54-06:00

Soon-to-be Space Force officers see opportunity for change

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force Academy class of 2020 will graduate on April 18 — six weeks ahead of schedule and without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Of the class of about 1,000 cadets who will be commissioned as lieutenants, 88 will join the U.S. Space Force, said Chief of Space Operations Gen. [...]

Soon-to-be Space Force officers see opportunity for change2020-04-07T14:09:25-06:00