Month: September 2019

PARIS — The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort will not initially include any new regulation of European satellite operators. Carine Claeys, special envoy for space and head of the Space Task Force for the European External Action
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Barrett voiced strong support for the Trump administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force. WASHINGTON — Former U.S. ambassador Barbara Barrett, the president’s nominee to be the next secretary of the Air Force, said the United States has to prepare to defend its assets in space and deter adversaries by investing in advanced space technology,
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The team was gathered in a conference room last week, about 35 in all, ready to celebrate India’s triumph: the country’s first lunar landing. Like many watching the livestream broadcast from the control center in Bengaluru half a world away, John Thornton, the chief executive of Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh company that is developing a moon
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Ynés Mexía also discovered the a genus of flowering plants called Mexianthus, which are in the sunflower family. Google Sunday’s Google Doodle celebrates the adventurous life of the ultimate late bloomer: botanist Ynés Mexía, who started studying botany in her 50s, never finished college — and discovered two new genera and several new species of
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The $22 million for Tactically Responsive Space Launch was added to the Air Force’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account. WASHINGTON — The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced the defense subcommittee’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2020 that provides $622.5 billion in base defense funding, $70.7 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion
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PARIS – Kepler Communications is reviewing the architecture for its internet-of-things constellation in response to SpaceX’s plan to revise the architecture of its Starlink constellation.“There is definitely an impact purely from a conjunction basis,” said Kepler CEO Mina Mitry. If there are more satellites at more altitudes, spacecraft nearby “are more likely to encounter an interference
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It’s mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks. “He won’t fly there any more. There’s nothing more for him to do there, he’s completed his mission,” Yevgeny Dudorov, executive director of robot developers Androidnaya
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PARIS — Earth imaging startup Satellogic has signed an agreement with a Chinese company that will give it access to its fleet of satellites for imaging a Chinese province. The agreement with ABDAS, a Chinese data science company, gives that company exclusive access to Satellogic’s constellation of imaging satellites for imaging sites within China’s Henan
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Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets, played against the Buffalo Bills on September 8, 2019, but will now be out indefinitely. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Getty Should you kiss the New York Jets’ season goodbye? After all, Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold is now sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with what’s
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PARIS — As operators of Earth observation satellites prepare to update their fleets, with an emphasis on both improved resolution and revisit time, they disagree on how much demand there is for existing and new data. Four companies that currently operate Earth observation satellites, from high-resolution optical spacecraft to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, discussed
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