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Ovzon needs to piggyback another Ariane 5 ride for late 2022 launch

Arianespace is looking to move Ovzon’s first satellite to another Ariane 5 after Eutelsat switched to a dedicated mission to launch sooner. The post Ovzon needs to piggyback another Ariane 5 ride for late 2022 launch appeared first on SpaceNews.

Ovzon needs to piggyback another Ariane 5 ride for late 2022 launch2022-06-28T14:08:58-06:00

Chinese commercial launch firm Expace raises $237 million

Chinese launch service provider Expace has secured $237 million in B round funding, following last week's return to flight of its Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket. The post Chinese commercial launch firm Expace raises $237 million appeared first on SpaceNews.

Chinese commercial launch firm Expace raises $237 million2022-06-28T14:08:59-06:00

Op-ed | NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is More Important Now Than Ever

Congress should fully fund NASA’s $25.97 billion FY23 budget request, including the full requested amount for STMD, as it drafts and advances the FY23 appropriations bills.   The post Op-ed | NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is More Important Now Than Ever appeared first on SpaceNews.

Op-ed | NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate is More Important Now Than Ever2022-06-28T14:09:00-06:00

Spectrolab electrifies space through advanced solar cell technology

For six decades, Spectrolab has been building the long-lasting solar cells that power satellites and spaceships. Next up: compact, ultra-powerful new solar arrays for the ISS. The post Spectrolab electrifies space through advanced solar cell technology appeared first on SpaceNews.

Spectrolab electrifies space through advanced solar cell technology2022-06-28T14:09:01-06:00

Cygnus departs ISS after reboost test

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station June 28, three days after it demonstrated its ability to raise the station’s orbit. The post Cygnus departs ISS after reboost test appeared first on SpaceNews.

Cygnus departs ISS after reboost test2022-06-28T14:09:02-06:00

Electron launches CAPSTONE lunar cubesat

An Electron rocket successfully launched a NASA-funded cubesat mission June 28 that will test the stability of the orbit around the moon the agency plans to use for future Artemis lunar missions. The post Electron launches CAPSTONE lunar cubesat appeared first on SpaceNews.

Electron launches CAPSTONE lunar cubesat2022-06-28T14:09:03-06:00

Pride Month: Every Airman, Guardian has a story

By building a force with diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences, the Air Force and Space Force’s capabilities will be ultimately enhanced in accomplishing its mission. The Department of the Air Force is committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive culture across the force.

Pride Month: Every Airman, Guardian has a story2022-06-28T14:09:11-06:00

DAF seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs

DAF is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to create the first University Affiliated Research Center led by a Historically Black College or University.

DAF seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs2022-06-28T14:09:11-06:00