If the market grows large enough, a dedicated lunar-to-LEO tanker industry could evolve – which might never happen if the infrastructure for supplying space facilities with lunar water had to be paid for up front and from scratch, before any water was delivered. SpaceNews
The competitive single award contract provides for 608 military derivative commercial engines, plus spare engines, associated support equipment and commercial engineering data, to include sustainment activities, to be used on the B-52H bomber fleet.
Panel members answered questions highlighting the importance of their key spouses, families, and the impact they’ve had on their overall careers.
The secretary-general of the United Nations lumped space tourism alongside corruption and loss of freedoms as part of a “malady of mistrust” facing the world, another sign of the backlash in some quarters to private human spaceflight. SpaceNews
Orbit Fab, a startup offering a refueling service in space, will launch a propellant tanker to geostationary orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 lunar lander mission projected for late 2022 or early 2023. SpaceNews
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
Members of the House Science Committee asked the new administrator of NOAA to make more use of commercial satellite data and take action on space traffic management. SpaceNews
NASA needs to ensure that commercial space stations are ready before the International Space Station is retired to avoid a “space station gap” with geopolitical consequences, industry officials and other advisers warn. SpaceNews
Northrop Grumman in 2024 plans to launch a new servicing vehicle equipped with a robotic arm that will install propulsion jet packs on dying satellites. SpaceNews
Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 9: Bringing Space Science to the Classroom On Episode 9 of the official Spaceport America Podcast, host Alice Carruth of The New Mexico Spaceport Authority and guests Dr. Charles Miller from Spaceport America and Dan Loewen from Orion’s Quest discuss the importance of space science. Listen to this or past […] The post Spaceport America [...]
Commencing Department of Defense Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military
The establishment of the 90-day IRC on Sexual Assault in the Military, provided the Department a set of comprehensive and actionable recommendations to improve our approach in four lines of effort: accountability, prevention, climate and culture, and victim care and support.
OrbAstro, a space-as-a-service startup with visions of flying “tiny satellites in large flocks,” is gearing up to launch its first half-dozen smallsats in 2022 — including its just-announced first micro satellite. SpaceNews
Astranis said Sept. 23 that SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will launch its first commercial satellite in a direct-inject mission to geostationary orbit in spring 2022. SpaceNews
What role is there for space and satellite industries in Industry 4.0? Plenty. SpaceNews
During his keynote presentation at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 22, Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, said today’s fighter force was designed for a different peer adversary, built for a different time, and utilized in a different place and manner than originally planned.