Space

An earlier version of this article that appeared in the March 25 issue of SpaceNews reported that the White House was seeking $1.2 billion for NESDIS.  The Trump administration’s 2020 budget plan would reduce funding by about 17 percent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration organization that buys and operates weather satellites. In the 2020
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WASHINGTON — As NASA commits to performing another cost and schedule estimate for the James Webb Space Telescope, the chairman of an independent review board said he’s concerned about its ability to remain on track for a launch in two years. Speaking at a meeting of the Committee of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the National
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WASHINGTON — Shortly after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the moon by 2024, four years earlier than previous plans, reactions from space companies and organizations ranged from excitement to bewilderment. Pence, speaking at a March 26 meeting of the National Space Council, directed NASA to use “any means necessary” to
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Questions posed to Shanahan during a HASC hearing speak to the complicated debate that is unfolding on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration seeks authorization to create a new military service. WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday fielded questions from lawmakers about three separate space organizations the Pentagon is pursuing: U.S. Space
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Earlier this month, the world was excited to hear that NASA had scheduled the first-ever “all-female spacewalk”. Now, an annoying equipment problem has disappointed many #WomeninSTEM enthusiasts. Expedition 59/60 flight engineers Christina Koch and Anne McClain were going to venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on March 29 to continue upgrading batteries on one
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Rep. Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called the details of DoD’s Space Force proposal “highly problematic.” WASHINGTON — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said he strongly opposes the Trump’s administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces. Smith issued a statement
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The Arabsat 6A launch — the first by Falcon Heavy since the rocket debuted in February 2018 — will help advance the certification of the vehicle for national security missions. WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force officials will be keeping a close eye on Falcon Heavy’s upcoming Arabsat 6A commercial communications satellite launch that is scheduled
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WASHINGTON — While a recent agreement signed between the United States and Brazil has been touted as enabling American launches from a Brazilian spaceport, the agreement’s biggest effect may be on other aspects of aerospace cooperation between the two nations. A technology safeguards agreement (TSA) was signed March 18 by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
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