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VIASAT and Space Force Align on Vision of a Hybrid Network of Satellite Communication

Viasat Hybrid Adaptive Network Fits U.S. Space Force Vision, Company Says By Frank Wolfe | March 19, 2020 Viasat says its Hybrid Adaptive Network (HAN) fits with the United States Space Force’s (USSF) Vision for Enterprise Satellite Communications (SATCOM) to bolster the speed, agility and resilience of military satellite communications for aircraft and other users. Released on Jan. 23 […]

Russia Moving Forward With Anti-Satellite Missile

Russia has test-launched an anti-satellite missile, says US Space Command By James Rogers | Fox News   Russia has just tested an anti-satellite missile, according to the U.S. Space Command. The launch took place on Monday, according to a statement released by the Space Command, which says that it is tracking the direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile. “Russia’s DA-ASAT […]

Major Satellite Constellation Company, OneWeb, Becomes Latest Victim of Covid-19 Epidemic

OneWeb goes bankrupt, lays off staff, will sell satellite-broadband business OneWeb says pandemic ended chance of getting enough funding for full launch. JON BRODKIN – 3/30/2020, 10:32 AM   OneWeb has filed for bankruptcy and intends to sell its business, bringing an abrupt end to the company’s plan to offer high-speed satellite Internet service around the world. OneWeb announced Friday that […]

A Comprehensive Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on the Space Community

Coronavirus updates: The latest COVID-19 news for the global space industry by SpaceNews Staff — March 22, 2020   MARCH 24 Four ESA space missions have been temporarily halted due to on-site personnel reductions at its mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Instrument operation and data gathering has been suspended for the four-spacecraft Cluster […]

Elon Musk Proposes a New Commercial Space Architecture

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says there’s nothing to fear from Starlink broadband satellites (and no spin-out) BY ALAN BOYLE on March 9, 2020 at 6:29 pm Will SpaceX’s Starlink broadband satellite constellation ruin astronomy? Will it threaten the telecom industry? Will SpaceX spin out Starlink anytime soon? SpaceX’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, answered all three questions today at a fireside […]

First Fully Private Space Mission Scheduled for 2020

SpaceX to fly private astronauts to space station for startup Axiom in 2021 By Chelsea Gohd 19 hours ago They’re going to the International Space Station for Axiom Space.  Axiom Space, a Houston-based startup, has signed a deal with SpaceX to fly a commander and 3 private astronauts to the International Space Station as early as late […]

Constellations Are Raising the Stakes Over the Space Debris Crisis

Avoiding space debris might require new legal framework, US lawmakers say By Elizabeth Howell 10 days ago To stop dangerous space debris, the U.S. government must work together with private companies and international partners. An artist’s concept of the orbital debris field around Earth, based on real data from the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. (Image: © […]

Women Paving a Way Forward in Aerospace

How the space industry is making space for women By Allison MatyusFebruary 8, 2020 Women are doing some pretty amazing things here on Earth, but women in the space sector are going the extra mile to create a stronger female presence in space and beyond. While, like on Earth, there’s more work to be done as […]

What Do You Think About This List?

20 space industry predictions for 2020 By SpaceNews Staff — February 26, 2020 This article originally appeared in the Jan. 20, 2020 issue of SpaceNews magazine. It was updated Feb. 26 to reflect OneWeb and SpaceX launches that have happened since.   In 2019, the U.S. Space Force was formally established, NASA received a 2024 […]