WASHINGTON — While NASA has resumed some work on the James Webb Space Telescope, project officials say even that limited level of activity will soon come to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASA announced March 20 that it suspended work on the space telescope, which had been undergoing integration and testing, or I&T, [...]
Los Alamos National Laboratory employees donate more than $20,000 to Santa Fe’s Food Depot for hunger relief across Northern New Mexico
Triad National Security contributes an additional $10,000
WASHINGTON — NASA is planning to implement changes in the structure of its human spaceflight directorate in the coming weeks, including moving a scientific research program to another part of the agency. During an April 1 presentation at an online meeting of the National Academies’ Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space, Craig Kundrot, [...]
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for a laser communications terminal designed to transmit data at a rate of 100 gigabits per second. The award stems from Space Micro’s presentation at Air Force Space Pitch Day in November. During [...]
This article was updated on April 2 at noon Eastern time to correct Odysseus Space’s role in the project. SAN FRANCISCO – Momentus, a Silicon Valley in-space transportation startup, announced a launch service agreement April 1 with Odysseus Space, a satellite applications startup based in Taiwan. Under the agreement, Momentus will provide in-space transportation for [...]
WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab’s primary launch site in New Zealand is temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the small launch provider expects to get back on track later this year and is optimistic about both its launch and small satellite business, said Richard French, director of global government launch services at Rocket [...]
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T—AH 20) treated its first patients Apr. 1 in support of the nation's COVID—19 response efforts.
WASHINGTON — NASA and the European Space Agency are separately soliciting proposals to either do research related to the coronavirus pandemic or to help provide relief services. ESA announced April 1 it was seeking proposals for a project called “Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak,” in cooperation with the Italian government. ESA is asking companies [...]
In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible.
The Air Force is constantly assessing and adjusting practices to protect Airmen and families from the coronavirus pandemic while also ensuring that all operations continue worldwide.