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Air Force announces Diversity and Inclusion Award winners

The awards recognize Airmen, Guardians and organizations that go above and beyond in operational, innovational and inclusive leadership achievements in three categories: command team, team and individual.

Air Force announces Diversity and Inclusion Award winners2021-05-12T14:09:46-06:00

Arqit raising $400 million with a SPAC to launch quantum encryption satellites in 2023

TAMPA, Fla. — British quantum technology encryption startup Arqit is raising $400 million in the space industry’s latest SPAC deal, supporting the launch and construction of two satellites in 2023 to protect against growing hacking threats. The fundraising comes as the FBI investigates a ransomware attack that closed a U.S. pipeline providing a significant portion [...]

Arqit raising $400 million with a SPAC to launch quantum encryption satellites in 20232021-05-12T14:09:34-06:00

University of Illinois taps Blue Canyon for scientific cubesat mission

SAN FRANCISCO – The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign awarded a contract to Blue Canyon Technologies to provide cubesats for a space mission sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The value of the award was not disclosed. Under the contract announced May 12, Blue Canyon Technologies, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary, will provide a pair of six-unit [...]

University of Illinois taps Blue Canyon for scientific cubesat mission2021-05-12T14:09:36-06:00

Orbite to offer commercial human spaceflight training program

WASHINGTON — Space hospitality company Orbite has unveiled a training program for potential space tourists, given them a taste of the spaceflight experience. Orbite announced May 12 its “Astronaut Orientation” program designed to introduce prospective space tourists to spaceflight. The three-day, four-night program will mix classroom training with flights on high-performance and microgravity aircraft. It [...]

Orbite to offer commercial human spaceflight training program2021-05-12T14:09:37-06:00

Space Force seeks bids for rocket engine testing and space transportation technologies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on May 11 issued three requests for industry proposals on technologies that the military will need to reach space and to operate spacecraft in orbit. The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise is seeking proposals for next-generation rocket engine testing, launch vehicle upper stage enhancements, and capabilities to [...]

Space Force seeks bids for rocket engine testing and space transportation technologies2021-05-12T14:09:38-06:00

FAA rejects payload review for Momentus

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has denied a payload review for in-space transportation company Momentus, meaning the company will miss its second opportunity to launch its first tugs. In a May 11 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Momentus said the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation notified the company May 10 that [...]

FAA rejects payload review for Momentus2021-05-12T14:09:39-06:00

Acting SecAF visits Installation of the Future

Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth visited Tyndall Air Force Base May 10 to view the base’s rebuild progress firsthand and meet some of Tyndall AFB’s combat-ready Airmen.

Acting SecAF visits Installation of the Future2021-05-12T14:09:47-06:00

Eutelsat financials show why it bought part of OneWeb

TAMPA, Fla. — French satellite operator Eutelsat said revenue numbers will look much better than it expected come the end of June, despite reporting a decline in sales in its latest quarterly results. The operator May 11 pointed to momentum behind fixed broadband, the only one of its verticals reporting an increase for the first [...]

Eutelsat financials show why it bought part of OneWeb2021-05-12T14:09:40-06:00

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 5

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 5: Spaceport America Cup with Cliff Olmsted On Episode 5 of the official Spaceport America Podcast, host Alice Carruth chats with Cliff Olmsted, President of the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA). Cliff first joined ESRA in 2017 as the Competition Rules Director when IREC (now known as Spaceport America Cup) [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 52021-05-11T14:07:42-06:00