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A technical incident has crippled Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation network.

Europe’s Galileo Sat-Nav Network Suffers Crippling Outage

Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation network has suffered a prolonged outage due to “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure.” source The technical incident...
NASA awards Made in Space a $73.7 million contract to 3D-print satellite components in orbit.

NASA Awards $73.7 million Contract to 3D-Print Satellite Components in Orbit

NASA has awarded a contract to California-based Made in Space Inc. to demonstrate the ability of its Archinaut One spacecraft to 3d-print and assemble...
Virgin Galactic has announced plans to merge with Social Capital Hedosophia and go public.

Virgin Galactic Announce Merger and Plans to Go Public

Virgin Galactic has announced it has reached an agreement to merge with investment firm Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH). The move will inject several hundred...
The deployment of the LightSail 2 spacecraft's solar sail has been delayed a day.

The Planetary Society Delays LightSail 2 Spacecraft’s Solar Sail Deployment

The Planetary Society has delayed the deployment of the LightSail 2 spacecraft's solar sail in order to conduct additional testing on its attitude control...
Photographer captures images of Boeing X-37B spaceplane in orbit.

Astrophotographer Captures Image of Classified Air Force X-37B Spaceplane

Astrophotographer and journalist Ralf Vandebergh has captured an image of the United States Air Force X-37B spaceplane orbiting Earth. The diminutive shuttle-like spaceplane was...
SpaceX has shared two clips of the company's recent fairing recovery success.

SpaceX Share Spectacular Falcon Heavy Fairing Recovery Footage

SpaceX shared footage of its first successful fairing recovery on Twitter. The recovery was achieved following the launch of the STP-2 Falcon Heavy mission...
Debris created by India’s ASAT test in March is still orbiting the Earth.

Debris from Indian Anti-Satellite Missile Test Still Orbiting Earth

Space debris created by India’s first successful anti-satellite missile test is still orbiting the Earth more than seven weeks after the country claimed it...
An oven developed by Zero G Kitchen will enable astronauts to bake fresh cookies.

Astronauts Aboard Space Station to Bake First Cookies in Space

A small oven developed by Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks will enable astronauts aboard the International Space Station to bake fresh cookies. Zero...
European consortium RETALT has announced plans to replicate SpaceX Falcon 9.

European Consortium Brazenly Announces Plans to Copy Falcon 9

A European consortium funded by the EU has revealed plans to replicate the reusability of theSpaceX Falcon 9. The project is being driven by...
SLS contractor paid millions in bonuses despite delays.

Contractors Reportedly Paid Millions in Bonuses Despite SLS Delays

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has revealed that NASA paid millions in bonuses to Boeing and Lockheed Martin despite the delays and...

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The Chinese Tiangong-2 has been deorbited in a controlled re-entry.

China Deorbit Disused Tiangong-2 Space Station

China has successfully deorbited the Tiangong-2 space station after 1,036 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes and 56 seconds in orbit. The station was brought...
Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit is back on display at the Smithsonian.

Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit is Back on Display at the Smithsonian

The spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore to take humankind's first steps on the surface of the Moon is back on display at the Smithsonian...
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has revealed the maiden SLS mission will slip to 2021.

NASA Administrator Casts Doubt on 2020 Maiden SLS Launch Date

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has admitted that the maiden launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is unlikely to occur before 2021....
SpaceX perform Starship Hopper static fire test that ended in a massive fireball.

SpaceX Perform Eventful Starship Hopper Static Fire Test

SpaceX performed a static fire test of the Starship Hopper vehicle at the company’s Boca Chica facility early this morning ahead of its first...
Apollo 11 Saturn V projected onto Washington Monument to celebrate 50th anniversary.

Washington Monument Transformed into Saturn V for Apollo 11 Anniversary

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, a life-sized presentation of the Saturn V that carried Armstrong, Aldrin and...