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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

House appropriators partially restore funding for planetary defense mission

House appropriators partially restored funding for a planetary defense mission as part of a spending bill while also raising concerns about NASA’s closure of an airborne observatory and plans to return samples from Mars. The post House appropriators partially restore funding for planetary defense mission appeared first on SpaceNews.

House appropriators partially restore funding for planetary defense mission2022-06-27T14:09:16-06:00

Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts

The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents. The post Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts appeared first on SpaceNews.

Axiom and Collins only bidders for NASA spacesuit contracts2022-06-27T14:09:17-06:00

U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures

The British government announced a series of measures June 23, from regulations to funding active debris removal projects, intended to make the country a leader in space sustainability. The post U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures appeared first on SpaceNews.

U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures2022-06-26T14:12:15-06:00

New head of Space Force acquisitions looks to get back to basics

Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, told SpaceNews one of his priorities is to impose discipline in procurement programs The post New head of Space Force acquisitions looks to get back to basics appeared first on SpaceNews.

New head of Space Force acquisitions looks to get back to basics2022-06-25T14:09:02-06:00