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Privateer was founded by Steve Wozniak and Ripcord founder Alex Fielding to develop technology to remove space debris.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches space debris removal company

Steve Wozniak has created the private space company Privateer with Ripcord founder Alex Fielding. Although not yet confirmed, the company appears to be focused...
Boeing has revealed that it has unstuck seven of 13 stuck valves in its Starliner spacecraft’s propulsion system.

Boeing working through repairing 13 valves in Starliner propulsion system

Boeing announced August 9 that it had repaired functionality to seven of 13 values in Starliner's propulsion system that did not open as designed...
SpaceX successfully test fit a Starship upper stage with a Super Heavy booster the first time ahead of its maiden orbital demonstration mission.

SpaceX stacks the tallest rocket in history

A colossal crane has successfully stacked a Starship upper stage on top of a Super Heavy booster for the first time completing the integration...
Thrusters aboard Russian new Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly just hours after the module docked with the International Space Station.

New space station module malfunctions hours after docking

Hours after docking with the International Space Station, the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module unexpectedly fired its thrusters which pushed the station out of its...
In preparation for its 2025 Solar Cruiser mission, NASA is preparing to launch a solar sail technology demonstrator aboard Artemis 1.

Solar sail asteroid explorer to launch aboard Artemis 1

NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the Moon will carry a solar sailing CubeSat as part of an array of secondary payloads.Artemis 1 is the...
NASA is preparing to switch key Hubble hardware later this week to bypass a fault in the telescope’s payload computer.

NASA prepare to switch Hubble to backup hardware

NASA is preparing to switch key systems aboard the Hubble Space Telescope to backup hardware to bypass a fault that crippled it.On June 13,...
NASA has yet to find a solution to a computer memory module problem that forced the Hubble Space Telescope’s science instruments into safe mode on June 13.

Is this the end for Hubble?

An issue with the onboard computer that runs NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to persist with no immediate solution.On June 13, NASA's Hubble Space...
After almost two years on the surface of Mars, InSight’s solar panels have become covered in fine Martian dirt that needs to be cleared if it is going to remain operational.

NASA InSight lander gets 2% power boost after dirt shower

A counterintuitive plan to clear dust from the solar panels of NASA's InSight lander has been successful resulting in a 2% power boost.NASA's InSight...
The Lockheed-GM Lunar Terrain Vehicle is being developed to allow the partnership to compete for a NASA Artemis contract.

Lockheed and General Motors to develop Moon rover

Lockheed Martin and General Motors have partnered to develop a Moon rover for NASA's Artemis program that could operate autonomously with or without humans...
The Prometheus rocket engine is designed to be capable of producing 1000 kN of thrust aboard core, booster or upper stages.

ESA sign €135 million contract for low-cost 3D printed rocket engine

The European Space Agency has signed a contract with French aerospace firm ArianeGroup to continue the development of a low-cost 3D-printed rocket engine.The €135...

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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...