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Government Accountability Office has raised concerns over SLS program cost overruns.

US Government Accountability Office Raises Concerns Over SLS Cost Growth

A US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has raised concerns that current cost growth estimates for the Space Launch System (SLS) are understated. NASA...
NASA awards $45 million in SBIR and STTR contracts to 363 small US business.

NASA Invests More Than $45 Million in 363 Small US Businesses

NASA has awarded contracts to 363 small US businesses to help advance the types of capabilities required for a sustained presence on the Moon...
Firefly Aerospace to offer payload capacity on maiden Alpha rocket launch free of charge.

Firefly Aerospace DREAM Flight to Launch Payloads Free of Charge

Firefly Aerospace has announced a global competition that will award payload capacity on the company’s maiden Alpha flight free of charge. The Dedicated Research...
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine estimates NASA will need $30 billion for Artemis Moon program.

NASA Recommends Huge Budget Increase to Fund 2024 Moon Landing

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has suggested that the agency will need $20 billion to $30 billion over the next five years to fund the...
Bigelow Space Operations secure four SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to ISS.

Bigelow Aerospace has Secured 4 SpaceX Crew Dragon Launches

Bigelow Aerospace has revealed that a subsidiary of the company, Bigelow Space Operations (BSO) has secured four dedicated SpaceX Crew Dragon launches to the...
Relativity Space to build autonomous rocket factory.

Relativity Space to Build World’s First Autonomous Rocket Factory

Private launch provider Relatively Space has signed an agreement with NASA to lease the 22,000-square-meter Building 9101 at the Stennis Space Center. The company...
NASA will offer $50 million private astronaut missions to the international space station by 2020.

NASA to Offer $50 Million Space Station Stays by 2020

As part the agency’s push to commercialise the International Space Station, NASA has announced it will begin offering $50 million “Private Astronaut Missions” to...
NASA will attempt to fix a stalled InSight instrument on the Martian surface using the lander robotic arm.

NASA Will Attempt to Use InSight’s Robotic Arm to Assist Stalled Instrument

NASA will attempt to fix InSight’s stalled heat probe using the Mars Lander's robotic arm after. The InSight lander is a robotic mission to Mars...
Europe’s reusable Space Rider reentry vehicle will undergo a critical design review towards the end of 2019.

Europe’s Reusable Space Rider Vehicle Approaches Crucial Design Review

The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that the reusable Space Rider reentry vehicle will undergo a crucial design review at the end of...
NASA and Boeing have completed a major milestone on the road to launching the Space Launch System (SLS).

Is NASA’s SLS Rocket One Step Closer to the Launchpad?

NASA and lead contractor Boeing have confirmed that four-fifths of the first massive SLS core stage has been assembled. At 58 meters (190 feet) tall,...

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NASA has proposed a spacecraft that would be powered by a 1,700-square-meter solar sail.

NASA Propose 1,700-Square-Meter Solar Sail Mission

NASA has proposed a deep space mission that would utilise a 1,700-square-meter solar sail to power a spacecraft that would measure the Sun’s magnetic...
SNC to launch Dream Chaser aboard Vulcan Centaur.

Dream Chaser to Launch Aboard Vulcan Centaur

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur to launch the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft for six International Space...
NASA has cleared the BEAM expandable module to remain on the ISS through to 2028.

NASA Clear BEAM Module to Remain on Space Station Through 2028

An experimental expandable module added to the International Space Station three years ago has been cleared by NASA to remain docked to the station...
Blue Origin has filed a protest over what it calls a “flawed” Air Force launch procurement process.

Blue Origin File Protest Over Air Force Launch Services Procurement

Blue Origin has filed a "pre-award" protest with the US Government Accountability Office over what it calls is a "flawed" Air Force launch services...
The Linkspace RLV-T5 demonstrator performed a 300-meter launch and landing test.

Linkspace Perform 300-Meter RLV-T5 Launch and Landing Test

Chinese small launch vehicle startup Linkspace Aerospace Technology Group has performed its most ambitious launch and landing test to date. The RLV-T5 tech demonstrator...