spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


SpaceX no longer planned powered Dragon landings
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)
SpaceX is dropping plans for powered landings of its Dragon spacecraft and revising its Mars mission architecture, Elon Musk said July 19. Musk, speaking at...

Sierra Nevada signs contract for Atlas 5 launches of Dream Chaser
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)
Sierra Nevada Corporation will launch its first two Dream Chaser cargo vehicles on Atlas 5 rockets. The company said July 19 it signed a contract...

Former XCOR CEO blames company setbacks on lost contract
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)
The former CEO of XCOR Aerospace told a Senate committee July 18 that a terminated contract caused the company's most recent problems. Jay Gibson...

Luxembourg passes space resources law
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:11 AM ET (1411 GMT)
The parliament of Luxembourg has passed a space resources law. The act, approved by the Chamber of Deputies almost unanimously earlier this month, grants companies...

Soyuz launches 73 satellites
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:02 AM ET (1302 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a remote sensing satellite and 72 secondary payloads July 14, a record for that launch vehicle. The Soyuz lifted off at...

Pace appointed to be executive secretary of space council
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:00 AM ET (1300 GMT)
The White House announced July 13 it will appoint Scott Pace as the executive secretary of the National Space Council. Pace is currently the director...

House passes defense bill with Space Corps provision
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
The House of Representatives passed a defense bill July 13 that retains language requiring the Air Force to establish a Space Corps. The National Defense...

Moon Express unveils plans for series of lunar lander missions
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
Moon Express says it is still planning to launch its first commercial lunar lander mission by the end of this year. The company unveiled new...

Former astronaut named Canada's governor general
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
Former Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will be the country's next governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced July 13 that Payette will take the...

Pence speaks at KSC
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)
Vice President Mike Pence said July 6 that NASA would focus more on human space exploration, including missions to the moon and Mars, but gave...



news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Friday, September 22


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list