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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...
A Biden-led government appears to be in favour of support NASA’s push to return to the Moon.

Biden Pledges to Continue Support for NASA’s Artemis Program

The Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appears to be in favour of continuing to support the NASA Artemis program, which hopes to return US...
NASA OIG has found the agency was “overly generous” with Lockheed Orion award fees.

NASA OIG Finds Agency was “Overly Generous” with Lockheed Orion Award Fees

A NASA OIG report has determined that the contract amount the agency awarded to Lockheed Martin for the development of the Orion spacecraft was...
The House has rejected a 12% increase to the NASA budget.

House Rejects Proposed 12% Increase to NASA Budget

The House has rejected a proposed 12% increase to the NASA budget opting to keep funding at its current level. The move was particularly...
NASA and Boeing have completed a review of the December 2019 maiden Starliner mission.

NASA Investigation Identifies 80 Points of Concern with Boeing and Starliner

NASA and Boeing have completed a review of the anomaly plagued maiden Starliner mission that was flown in December 2019. The review identified an...
The UK Government has won a bid to acquire bankrupt global satellite broadband provider OneWeb.

UK Government Consortium Wins Bid to Acquire Bankrupt OneWeb

A UK Government consortium has won the right to acquire bankrupt OneWeb and fund the completion of its first mega-constellation. A consortium of Her Majesty’s...

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The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has once again been delayed. This time however, the problem is with the launch vehicle and not the telescope itself.

Ariane 5 fairing issues cause further delays to James Webb telescope

A Government Accountability Office report has revealed that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope may be delayed beyond October 2021 due to...
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe has begun its journey home to bring a sample of soil and stones from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu back to Earth.

NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid-sampling probe sets sails for Earth

A NASA probe that has spent over two years surveying and collecting samples from an asteroid over 300 million kilometers from Earth has set...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that launched 60 Starlink satellites on May 9 was the first to be flown on ten missions.

SpaceX launch and recover a Falcon 9 booster for the 10th time

A flight-proven Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral on May 9 on its tenth mission carrying 60 more Starlink satellites. The mission was launched...
A second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight to the International Space Station will be launched on July 30.

Second uncrewed Boeing Starliner test flight set for July 30

NASA has announced that it is targeting July 30 at 18:53 UTC for the launch of the second uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner...
Blue Origin will auction off the first seat aboard a crewed New Shepard vehicle would be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Blue Origin to auction off first seat on New Shepard to highest bidder

Suborbital space tourism provider Blue Origin has announced it will auction off the first seat aboard a crewed flight of the company’s New Shepard...