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The not-quite-tangible reality of Virtual Ground Stations

The satellite communications industry could be just years away from being able to run modems and other ground station hardware in the cloud, although many technical challenges remain to be solved. The post The not-quite-tangible reality of Virtual Ground Stations appeared first on SpaceNews.

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 20

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 20 Alice Carruth of the NM Spaceport Authority speaks on this month’s podcast with Alexander Greenberg, Director of Science and Technology for the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Listen to this or past Spaceport America podcasts on your favorite application. Listen on Spotify: CLICK HERE Listen on Apple Podcasts: CLICK […] The post Spaceport America [...]

Europe looks to commercialize lunar exploration efforts

The European Space Agency is looking to create a more sustainable path for space, starting with growing commercial partnerships in lunar exploration. The post Europe looks to commercialize lunar exploration efforts appeared first on SpaceNews.

ESA leadership optimistic about funding as ministerial begins

As European ministers gather to allocate funding for European Space Agency programs for the next three years, agency leadership is optimistic about winning support for its priorities. The post ESA leadership optimistic about funding as ministerial begins appeared first on SpaceNews.

Canadian startup developing lunar rover to deliver power

A Canadian startup is developing a rover it plans to launch to the moon in the next few years to provide power to other spacecraft on the lunar surface. The post Canadian startup developing lunar rover to deliver power appeared first on SpaceNews.

NASA confirms decision to keep JWST name after historical report

NASA says a historical review of actions by former administrator James Webb confirmed its decision to keep the agency’s flagship space telescope named after him. The post NASA confirms decision to keep JWST name after historical report appeared first on SpaceNews.

Artemis 1 launch boosts ESA’s exploration ambitions

The successful launch of the Artemis 1 mission comes just in time for the European Space Agency as it seeks support from its member states for new exploration initiatives. The post Artemis 1 launch boosts ESA’s exploration ambitions appeared first on SpaceNews.

Space Force opens door to Blue Origin with new cooperative agreement

The U.S. Space Systems Command signed an agreement with Blue Origin that “paves the way” for the company’s New Glenn rocket to compete for national security launch contracts The post Space Force opens door to Blue Origin with new cooperative agreement appeared first on SpaceNews.

Orion ready for lunar flyby maneuver

NASA has approved plans to proceed with the next critical milestone in the Artemis 1 mission, a maneuver by the uncrewed Orion spacecraft as it flies by the moon Nov. 21. The post Orion ready for lunar flyby maneuver appeared first on SpaceNews.

SpaceX to launch last new cargo Dragon spacecraft

A SpaceX Dragon launching soon to the International Space Station is the last cargo version of the spacecraft the company expects to build, with one more crewed spacecraft under construction. The post SpaceX to launch last new cargo Dragon spacecraft appeared first on SpaceNews.