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January 22, 2020 | Source: Space, Amy Thompson, 21 January 2020
SpaceX Gears Up for Next Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation Launch With Rocket Test
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — SpaceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company's fourth batch of Starlink satellites into space. Just over 24 hours after SpaceX aced an...
November 19, 2019 | Source: Scientific American, www.scientificamerican.com, Jeremy Hu, 4 November 2019
Kilometer-Long Space Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion
A massive cloud of space junk—containing more than 23,000 pieces larger than 10 cm across—is currently zooming around Earth with an average speed of about 36,000 km per hour. And...
July 29, 2019 | Source: American Nuclear Society Cafe, ansnuclearcafe.org, Dr. Christopher Morrison, 6 February 2019
Why Nuclear is an Emerging Technology for the Space Economy
Nuclear energy has played a key supporting role in historic missions to Mars, Pluto, and across the Solar System for the last 50 years. On January 1 2019, the nuclear-powered New...
July 16, 2019 | Source: U.S. Air Force, Bryan Ripple, 1 July 2019
AFRL Puts New Technologies Into Space Aboard World’s Most Powerful Launch Vehicle
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) successfully put new technologies into space, June 25, as part of the Department of...
July 2, 2019 | Source: Daily Breeze, David Rosenfeld, 25 June 2019
SpaceX Set to Launch Defense Department Space Experiments On Board Florida Falcon Heavy
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy spacecraft surged into space late Monday night, June 24, carrying 24 satellites on a mission considered among the Hawthorne-based rocket builder’s most...
June 18, 2019 | Source: Aerospace-Technology, 11 June 2019
NASA Spacecraft to Test "Green" Propellant and Propulsion System
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will test a non-toxic, rosé-coloured fuel and compatible propulsion system in space that could be used for missions to the...
April 23, 2019 | Source: Inverse, Mike Brown, 13 April 2019
Falcon Heavy Launch Paves the Way for Starlink and Air Force Satellites
Falcon Heavy has flown its first commercial mission, and there’s plenty more where that came from. The world’s most powerful operational rocket sent up the Arabsat-6A...
March 11, 2019 | Source: SpaceX, spacex.com, 4 March 2019
NASA Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX Dragon Demo 1 Mission to ISS Herald Next-Gen Human Spaceflight
At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight...
August 27, 2018 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 2 July 2018, Vivienne Machi
The Potential For Agile Launch: Industry Touting Flexible Vehicle Models to Better Secure Space Assets
An array of new agile launch capabilities being developed by the commercial sector to send satellites into orbit could provide added resiliency to the U.S. space architecture...
August 27, 2018 | Source: The Verge, theverge.com, 18 July 2018, James Vincent
Elon Musk, Google DeepMind Founders, and Others Sign Pledge to Not Develop Lethal AI Weapon Systems
Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to play an increasing role in military systems. There is an urgent opportunity and necessity for citizens, policymakers, and leaders to...