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A Government Accountability Office report has revealed that the development of the Blue Origin BE-4 engine is facing technical difficulties.

GAO report identifies problems with Blue Origin BE-4 engine

A report published by the Government Accountability Office has revealed that the development of the Blue Origin BE-4 engine is experiencing "technical challenges."United Launch...
New legislation introduced in the UK Parliament will allow commercial spaceports in Cornwall, Wales and Scotland to begin operations as early as 2022.

Access to space opens up in the United Kingdom

The UK government has introduced regulations to allow several proposed spaceports to apply for licenses to operate.The new regulations laid out in Parliament...
Sen. Bill Nelson has filled the NASA Administrator position left vacant after Jim Bridenstine resigned

New NASA Administrator has been sworn in by Vice President Harris

Sen. Bill Nelson was sworn in as the new NASA administrator on May 3 by Vice President Kamala Harris.The ceremony was conducted at the...
Blue Origin filed a protest with the GAO stating that NASA improperly awarded a Human Landing System contract to SpaceX.

Blue Origin file GAO protest after losing out to SpaceX

Blue Origin has filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office protesting NASA awarding the first Human Landing System (HLS) contract to SpaceX arguing...
NASA's budget for the fiscal year 2022 will be $24.7 billion, up over 6% from 2021.

Biden administration proposes increased NASA budget

A budget proposal released by the Biden administration for fiscal year 2022 includes an increased NASA budget.Released April 9, the 58-page budget proposal is...
The US Space Force receives a maiden $15.4 billion budget.

Space Force receives $15.4 billion as its first separate budget

The US Space Force requested and received its first separate budget as part of the Defence Department's $2.3 trillion appropriations for the fiscal year...
Lockheed Martin purchases Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 billion.

Lockheed Martin buys into SLS with $4.4 billion Aerojet Rocketdyne purchase

Lockheed Martin has signed a deal to purchase rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne. The deal buys Lockheed Martin into NASA's Space Launch...
SpaceX receive $880 million in FCC funding to provide broadband internet to 660,000 unserved locations.

SpaceX to receive over $880 million in FCC funding for Starlink network

The Federal Communications Commission has awarded SpaceX $885 million in funding to provide high-speed broadband internet to over 660,000 locations in 35 states.The funding...
NASA is unlikely to focus on getting to the Moon by 2024 following Biden win.

Artemis Moon shot likely not a priority for Biden space plans

With the 2020 US election officially called for Biden on November 7, NASA's ambitious goal of returning humans to the Moon by 2024 is...
SpaceX to transform Boca Chica village into a 21st century spaceport and resort.

SpaceX Plan to Transform Boca Chica Village into Spaceport Resort

SpaceX appears to be planning to transform the sleepy village of Boca Chica into a 21st-century spaceport and resort.A recent SpaceX job opening spotted...

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An integration “incident” has delayed the launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

Integration “incident” delays launch of James Webb telescope

The launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed in order for additional testing to be done following an integration...
Blue Origin has suffered another public blackeye following the company losing a lawsuit aimed at overturning a NASA Moon lander contract award.

Judge reveals court’s dismay at Blue Origin legal action

A 47-page opinion from Judge Richard A. Hertling describes why Blue Origin's lawsuit against NASA's Moon lander award to SpaceX was dismissed.A public version...
A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space announced October 25 that it plans to develop Orbital Reef, a multi-use business park in low Earth orbit.

Blue Origin and Sierra Space-led consortium to launch commercial space station

A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space has announced plans to construct a commercial space station.During an October 25 presentation...
The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has been moved to the Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its SLS launch vehicle.

Orion spacecraft moved to Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking

The Orion spacecraft that will be used for NASA's Artemis 1 Moon mission has been moved into the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building...
One of two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy asteroid spacecraft has failed to lock into position after deployment on October 16.

NASA Lucy asteroid mission runs into trouble hours after launch

NASA engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays equipped to the agency's Lucy spacecraft has failed to lock into place.Lucy was...