NASA to Fund $199M Lunar Water Sniffing Robot

June 11, 2020 @ 04:20 PM

NASA has awarded Pittsburgh based Astrobotic a $199.5 million to deliver the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moons South Pole in late 2023

General Atomics Partners US Space Agency to Demo Inter-satellite Optical link

June 8, 2020 @ 09:40 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has partnered with the U.S

Thales, European Partners to Develop Low-cost Semiconductors for Space Applications

June 3, 2020 @ 01:28 PM

Thales Alenia Space and partners announced today the launch of PROMISE (PROgrammable MIxed Signal Electronics), a 3-year project to develop integrated circuits for space and related applications. Conducted through the European Commissions Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation program, PROMISE aims to free European companies from dependence on foreign-sourced semiconductors

China Announces New Powerful Long March Rocket for Launch in 2022

June 1, 2020 @ 09:54 AM

China is planning the maiden flight of Long March 11A rocket in 2022, development of which has already begun. The carrier rocket is an upgraded version of Chinas Long March 11 that will be larger in size besides having greater thrust

Possible Last Roscosmos Spaceflight with US Astronaut on Board in October

May 31, 2020 @ 01:03 PM

Russian space agency, Roscosmos announced possibly its last Soyuz flight with a US astronaut on Friday, a day ahead of a successful SpaceX launch which meant future NASA manned missions will be performed from US soil. “The main composition (crew) include Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins for the Soyuz flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in October of this year,” a statement from Roscosmos said Friday

Mitsubishi H2A Rocket to Launch UAE-Developed Mars Probe

May 19, 2020 @ 09:18 AM

Mitsubishi Heavys H2A rocket will launch a Mars probe developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in July. “Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) hereby announces the launch schedule of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No

Space Force Awards Northrop $2.4B to build Missile-Warning Satellites

May 19, 2020 @ 05:16 AM

Northrop Grumman has won a $2.4 billion contract to build two satellites that will be part of a future constellation that will warn the U

USAF Launches X-37B Spaceplane

May 18, 2020 @ 08:29 AM

The US Air Forces X-37B autonomous spaceplane has been launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37Bs sixth mission is the first to use a service module with additional payload capability to support a variety of experiments for multiple government partners

NASA Astronaut Books Seat on Soyuz MS Flight for $90M

May 13, 2020 @ 05:13 AM

NASA has booked a $90 million seat abroad the Russian Soyuz MS manned spaceship for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), a contract for which was signed on Tuesday. "A contract was signed today on providing a seat for a US astronaut onboard a Soyuz MS manned spaceship to be launched to the ISS in the autumn of 2020," the press service of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos was quoted as saying by TASS

Airbus Bags EU Military, Civil SatCom Contract

May 12, 2020 @ 05:11 PM

Airbus has received a four-year satellite communications framework contract for military and civil missions from the European Defence Agency (EDA). “With this satellite communications programme, Airbus contributes to the construction of joint capabilities for European defence and to its missions to preserve civil and military peacekeeping”, said Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space