The company behind the MyRadar smartphone app has launched a first, experimental cubesat designed to monitor aircraft signals from space and support a rapid response capability by rescue organizations.
House and Senate fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill conferees have reached an agreement that includes establishing a new U.S. Space Force.
NASA is assessing possible options to keep on schedule the Artemis initiative of achieving an accelerated return to the Moon’s surface with human explorers in 2024 even if lawmakers again fail to come together on a 2020 federal budget, agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine says.
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.
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.