Recent Space News:


"I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky."

- Carl Sagan



Starfish Space lands $37.5 million Space Force contract for on-orbit servicing vehicle News image
Starfish Space lands $37.5 million Space Force contract for on-orbit servicing vehicle.

Starfish's Otter space tug would provide “augmented maneuvering” capabilities to military satellites

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/starfish-space-lands-37-5-million-space-force-contract-for-on-orbit-servicing-vehicle/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 20, 2024, 5:26 p.m.



The Atlantic hurricane season begins soon—hold on to your butts News image
The Atlantic hurricane season begins soon—hold on to your butts.

One reputable forecast team predicts 33 named storms.

Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/the-atlantic-hurricane-season-begins-soon-hold-on-to-your-butts/

Source: Arstechnica

Published on May 20, 2024, 5 p.m.



Space Force plans deep-dive study on pros and cons of orbital refueling News image
Space Force plans deep-dive study on pros and cons of orbital refueling.

Col. Rich Kniseley: ‘We need to make sure there is a business case for commercial companies to survive if the government is not there'

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/space-force-plans-deep-dive-study-on-pros-and-cons-of-orbital-refueling/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 20, 2024, 3:34 p.m.



National Security Memorandum-22 omitted space entirely. Here's a path forward. News image
National Security Memorandum-22 omitted space entirely. Here's a path forward..

As the stardust settles after the release of NSM-22, the space community should take a moment to see the opportunity it has been presented.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/national-security-memorandum-22-omitted-space-entirely-heres-path-forward/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 20, 2024, 2:30 p.m.



China launches four high-resolution remote sensing satellites News image
China launches four high-resolution remote sensing satellites.

China sent a new set of four Beijing-3 optical remote sensing satellites into orbit late Sunday.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/china-launches-four-high-resolution-remote-sensing-satellites/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 20, 2024, 11:41 a.m.



Ed Dwight “Ecstatic” At Finally Reaching Space News image
Ed Dwight “Ecstatic” At Finally Reaching Space.

Ed Dwight, who went through training in the early days of the space program that he thought would make him NASA's first black astronaut, fulfilled his dream of seeing Earth […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/ed-dwight-ecstatic-at-finally-reaching-space/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on May 19, 2024, 10 p.m.



Blue Origin resumes crewed New Shepard suborbital flights News image
Blue Origin resumes crewed New Shepard suborbital flights.

Blue Origin conducted its first crewed New Shepard mission in nearly two years May 19, carrying six people, including the first American Black astronaut candidate, on a suborbital spaceflight the company called a success despite a parachute issue.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/blue-origin-resumes-crewed-new-shepard-suborbital-flights/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 19, 2024, 3:09 p.m.



What's Happening in Space Policy May 19-25, 2024 News image
What's Happening in Space Policy May 19-25, 2024.

Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com's list of space policy events for the week of May 19-25, 2024 and any insight we can offer about them. The House and Senate are in session […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-may-19-25-2024/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on May 19, 2024, 11:37 a.m.



Pentagon to forge deeper ties with space industry in ‘first-of-its-kind' program News image
Pentagon to forge deeper ties with space industry in ‘first-of-its-kind' program.

Under the Commercial Augmentation Space Reserve program, companies would sign partnership agreements with DoD to bolster U.S. satellite capacity for potential space conflicts

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/pentagon-to-forge-deeper-ties-with-space-industry-in-first-of-its-kind-program/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 19, 2024, 11:06 a.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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Weekly Roundup for SpacePolicyOnline.com: May 6-19, 2024.

Here are links to all the articles published on SpacePolicyOnline.com over the past two weeks, May 5-19, 2024, including our “What’s Happening in Space Policy” for this coming week. Click […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/weekly-roundup-for-spacepolicyonline-com-may-6-19-2024/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on May 20, 2024, 10:53 a.m.

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A certain flair for solar activity.

The Sun was in the spotlight this week, with a huge solar storm and the biggest solar flare in over a decade.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/a-certain-flair-for-solar-activity

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 17, 2024, 2:38 p.m.

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What is the Outer Space Treaty?.

An overview of one of international space law’s foundational documents.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/what-is-the-outer-space-treaty

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 14, 2024, 2:02 p.m.

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Can you imagine?.

From visionary technologies to unusual planetary views, this week’s Downlink will challenge your imagination.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/can-you-imagine

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 10, 2024, 2:32 p.m.

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Meet the Habitable Worlds Observatory, NASA’s life-seeking telescope.

The observatory will directly image Earth-size exoplanets circling other stars.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/meet-habitable-worlds-observatory

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 6, 2024, 2:03 p.m.

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Weekly Roundup for SpacePolicyOnline.com: April 29-May 5, 2024.

Here are links to all the articles published on SpacePolicyOnline.com over the last week, April 29-May 5, 2024, including our “What’s Happening in Space Policy” for this coming week. Click […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/weekly-roundup-for-spacepolicyonline-com-april-29-may-5-2024/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on May 6, 2024, 11:45 a.m.

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Wow! But also, yikes!.

Photos and news from space to inspire, amaze, and even scare you a little.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/wow-but-also-yikes

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 3, 2024, 2:33 p.m.

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CFT: Meet the astronauts.

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/cft-meet-the-astronauts

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on May 3, 2024, 12:43 p.m.

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CFT: A preview of launch day activities.

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/cft-a-preview-of-launch-day-activities

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on May 2, 2024, 12:43 p.m.