Plans for International Space Station astronauts to conduct three high-priority spacewalks before year’s end appear to be slipping into 2020.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 5 to send a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.
Boeing’s first space-bound CST-100 Starliner capsule has been hoisted atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for a practice launch countdown ahead of its planned Dec. 19 trial run to the ISS.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission is providing the closest-ever observations of the high temperatures generated by the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere.
SpaceX called off a planned cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA on Dec. 4.
AeroVironment has added to its high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) revenue, executives said Dec. 3, bringing the UAV pioneer’s total to $149 million related to HAPS Mobile, a joint venture with Japanese investor SoftBank.
Leidos, a heavyweight government services provider, has throttled up its rivalry with defense primes L3Harris Technologies and Raytheon for providing support work to the FAA.
The U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization Payload can transition to the manufacturing phase after successfully completing a critical design review.
The Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission spacecraft entered the full-scale ion propulsion cruise phase of its return to Earth from Ryugu as planned late Dec. 2 U.S. time, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided publicly released imagery of the Indian Space Research Organization’s Vikram lander crash site and associated debris after the spacecraft attempted an automated soft landing at the Moon’s south pole nearly two months ago.