Artist’s depiction of OSAM-1 docking with a satellite.Image: NASA

NASA Ends $2 Billion Satellite Refueling Project After Contractor Accused of ‘Poor Performance’

Artist’s depiction of OSAM-1 docking with a satellite. Image: NASA By George Dvorsky, Published by Gizmodo, 4 March 2024 The complex project was beset by technical difficulties, cost overruns, and a lackluster performance from the main contractor, Maxar. An ambitious NASA project designed to test satellite refueling in space, known as

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A view of SpaceX and U.S. Space Force compound at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States on December 18, 2021. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images

Investing in Space: Pentagon’s satellite constellation awards near $10 billion

By Michael Sheetz, Published by CNBC, 18 January 2024 I’ve written a bit about the Space Force’s satellite constellation program before but, with new awards already rolling this year, it’s worth checking in on who’s been added to the fray that I’m calling the PWSA Sweepstakes. A quick refresher: In the few years since

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Investing in Space: Pentagon’s satellite constellation awards near $10 billion

By Michael Sheetz, Published by CNBC, 18 January 2024 Overview: PWSA Sweepstakes I’ve written a bit about the Space Force’s satellite constellation program before but, with new awards already rolling this year, it’s worth checking in on who’s been added to the fray that I’m calling the PWSA Sweepstakes. A quick refresher: In the

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SDA Tracking Layer optimized to keep tabs on low-flying, maneuvering hypersonic missiles. (SDA graphic)

Space Development Agency to buy 54 missile-tracking satellites

The Space Development Agency awarded three contracts to build 54 missile tracking satellites. (Space Development Agency) By Courtney Albon, Published by Defense News, 16 January 2024 WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency selected three companies to build 18 satellites each for its space-based missile warning, tracking and defense constellation. The

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