WASHINGTON — A pair of new deals shows that, despite the growing number of small launch vehicles under development, demand from smallsat developers for rideshares on larger vehicles remains high. NanoRacks announced Dec. 19 that it had signed up its first customer for rideshares on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Spire, the San Francisco-based
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(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX halted on Wednesday the long-delayed launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, failing to complete its first designated national security mission for the United States due to a technical issue with its rocket. The Dragon crew capsule sits in the SpaceX hangar at Launch Complex 39-A, where the
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How often do jaguars and pumas meet in the wild? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Stefan Pociask, Veteran. Wildlife researcher, on Quora: Jaguars and pumas… these two cats just happen to be my passions, and I’ve
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China and Russia have jointly conducted a controversial series of experiments to modify Earth’s atmosphere with high-frequency radio waves. From a Russian installation called the Sura Ionospheric Heating Facility near the town of Vasilsursk, east of Moscow, scientists emitted high-frequency radio waves to manipulate the ionosphere, while the China Seismo‐Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES) measured the effects
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The Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed Sue, the largest and best-preserved example of this well-known meat-eating dinosaur, is pictured in its new exhibition suite at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in this photo released on December 18, 2018. Courtesy Martin Baumgaertner/The Field Museum/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus
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WASHINGTON — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has won NASA approval to begin full-scale production of its Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft scheduled to make its first flight in about two years. The company announced Dec. 18 that it completed a milestone in its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) 2 contract called Integrated Review 4. With that milestone,
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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX halted Tuesday’s launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company’s first designated national security mission for the United States. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for launch
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Vice President Mike Pence announced the presidential decision on Tuesday during an appearance at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, along with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to establish a U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command. Vice President Mike Pence announced the presidential decision
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