Swarm Technologies’ four prototypes flew aboard an Indian rocket in January. The FAA says they are too small to be detected by the Space Surveillance Network.
NASA’s Planetary Protection Office broadens focus, relocates from Science directorate to Safety and Mission Assurance Office.
China plans 36 flights by Casc’s various Long March space launchers this year. Long March 11 looks mature, but others have slipped.
Preparing for authorization for manned Moon missions, the Chinese space industry is working on three engines and has built a test airframe structure.