The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. WASHINGTON — British Secretary of State for Defense Penny Mordaunt announced on Thursday that the U.K. will become the first international partner of Operation Olympic Defender, an effort started by U.S. Strategic Command in 2013 to strengthen
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Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system, a rival of the American GPS network, is back in service after a six-day outage, its oversight agency said on Thursday. “Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice,” the European Global Navigation Satellite
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RENTON, Wash. — NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. In a July 17 memo, Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s astrophysics mission, announced he was approving extensions through 2022 for the eight missions after accepting
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This op-ed originally appeared in the July 16, 2019 special Apollo 11 at 50 issue of SpaceNews magazine. On July 20, 1989, the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, President George H.W. Bush got up on the steps of the National Air and Space Museum flanked by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael
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FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas/File Photo BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country’s second
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RENTON, Wash. — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. Appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss the agency’s deep space exploration plans, Bridenstine said a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with ‘artificial snow,’ a study found on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Scientists believe that
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Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over. Specifically, turbines generated 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity between January
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SAN FRANCISCO – Momentus, a Silicon Valley in-space transportation startup, raised $25.5 million in its Series A funding round announced July 17. With the new funding, Momentus plans to speed up development and testing of its Vigoride and Vigoride Extended shuttles to move small satellites from one orbit to another. Prime Movers Lab led the
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WASHINGTON — 3D Glass Solutions, a company developing radiofrequency devices using glass-ceramics, has raised $12 million from investors in the United States and Japan.  Japanese conglomerate Nagase & Company led the round, with participation from Lockheed Martin’s investor arm Lockheed Martin Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital and Murata Manufacturing Co.  Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 3DGS
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Esper: “If confirmed, I want to engage both committees to come up with a right solution.” WASHINGTON — President Trump’s pick for defense secretary Mark Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee that, if confirmed, he intends to get involved in the Space Force legislative debate. Esper testified in front the committee on Tuesday in
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As part of our monthlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing,  SpaceNews is proud to present this special digital edition. This issue is packed with great content, including: Jeff Foust with the latest on Artemis, NASA’s renewed effort to return astronauts to the moon in time for Apollo’s 55th anniversary.
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Hidden underneath the Naryn-Kala fortress in Derbent, Russia, is a mysterious subterranean vault – a buried structure whose original purpose has been unknown for decades. Now, thanks to clever use of scanning technology, we might finally know what the building is. Researchers used a nuclear physics technology known as muon radiography. It works by tracking the charged
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