WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate’s space subcommittee said Oct. 31 that his counterparts in the House seemed uninterested in working on legislation to modernize commercial space regulations. In a speech at a forum organized by the Air Line Pilots Association and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation on airspace issues for commercial launches, Sen. Ted
Two Air Force cubesats were among many experimental projects encapsulated in the NG-12 Cygnus mission. WASHINGTON — Two identical cubesats developed by the Aerospace Corp. for the U.S. Air Force were aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket that flew a cargo resupply mission Nov. 2 to the International Space Station. The shoebox-size satellites, named Rogue
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station Nov. 2, kicking off a new era in cargo delivery for the station. The Antares 230+ rocket lifted off from Pad 0-A at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport here at 9:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON — With revenue down and its just-launched satellite in trouble, Eutelsat Communications is preparing to layoff around 100 of its 1,000 employees, freeze wages and suspend hiring as it looks to return to growth. Sandrine Téran, Eutelsat’s chief financial and IT officer, said Oct. 30 that the company hopes the initiative, called LEAP-2, will
HELSINKI — China is aiming to launch its complex Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission in late 2020, following launch vehicle-related delays. The ambitious mission is now scheduled to launch atop the fifth Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket. The mission will launch from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center situated on Hainan island. Chang’e-5 will attempt to