The commanding general of the U.S. Space Force says the service is revising a commercial space strategy to offer more specific guidance on what commercial capabilities are needed, particularly in space domain awareness. The post Space Force revising commercial space strategy to make it “actionable” appeared first on SpaceNews.
Maxar Technologies is reorganizing and has eliminated executive positions, the company confirmed Sept. 20 The post Maxar Technologies reorganizes as two separate businesses appeared first on SpaceNews.
The FCC is requiring more operators of satellite constellations to work with astronomers to minimize the effects their satellites will have on ground-based astronomy. The post FCC directing more satellite constellations to mitigate effects on astronomy appeared first on SpaceNews.
From pioneering lunar missions with private spacecraft to achieving domestic satellite capabilities, Israel has defied its size and resources to make a significant impact in Earth's space history. The post The Startup Nation in Space – Israel’s Equation for the Space Ecosystem appeared first on SpaceNews.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass published a letter to Airmen Sept. 18 detailing updates to the enlisted force development model. The model reflects the new Enlisted Airmanship Continuum, a series of changes aiming to provide new development opportunities to Airmen. U.S. Air Force [...]
AST Space Mobile said Sept. 19 its Blue Walker 3 test satellite that's been in orbit for a year recently relayed its first 5G phone call to an ordinary smartphone in a cellular dead zone. The post AST SpaceMobile’s prototype satellite makes first 5G connection appeared first on SpaceNews.
SAIC and LeoLabs have signed an agreement to jointly develop a space-tracking software platform. The post LeoLabs, SAIC to develop space-tracking software platform appeared first on SpaceNews.
VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines (AFNS) -- At the request of the Philippine government, the 505th Training Squadron located at Hurlburt Field, Florida sent a team of U.S. Air Force Air Operations Center Formal Training Unit instructors to Villamor Air Base, Philippines, Aug. 10-19. The instructors trained 28 members of the Philippine Air Force’s 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing and 5th [...]
CACI International’s optical communication terminal passed initial ground tests required to compete for Space Development Agency satellite contracts, the company announced Sept. 18. The post CACI optical terminals pass initial tests required for Space Development Agency satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space transportation office says he believes that the FAA can wrap up safety reviews needed to update the SpaceX Starship launch license by the end of October, but than a concurrent environmental review is a “wild card” to that schedule. The post FAA seeks to wrap up Starship safety review in October [...]
Launches for OQ Technology’s narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) constellation are set to resume Oct. 4 after Arianespace moved the Luxembourg venture to its next Vega mission, instead of an upgraded version of the rocket that failed last year. The post NB-IoT provider OQ Technology moves to next Arianespace Vega mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Kayhan Space raised $7 million in an extension to the spaceflight safety startup’s seed round and unveiled an autonomous space-traffic coordination framework. The post Kayhan raises $7 million and offers autonomous traffic-coordination service appeared first on SpaceNews.
A Rocket Lab Electron failed during a launch of Capella Space radar imaging satellite Sept. 19. The post Electron fails during Capella Space launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
ABL Space Systems, a California-based launch startup that has yet to reach orbit, received a $15 million task order from the U.S. Space Force to demonstrate it can launch a payload on short notice from either one of the company’s two launch pads. The post ABL gets contract for U.S. Space Force ‘responsive launch’ mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force’s top officials provided a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions at the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 11-13.The leaders spoke with a common theme of the critical need for DAF modernization and reorientation to counteract strategic competition in the Air, Space, [...]