Satellite footage indicated an explosion at a Chinese space launch facility

Commercial satellite footage from October 2021 shows that an explosion significantly damaged rocket facilities at China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Gobi Desert’s Jiuquan spaceport supports large orbital launches, including the country’s Shenzhou human spaceflight missions. It was the first of China’s 4 major spaceports to open in 1958. Harry Stranger, a space enthusiast, discovered… Continue reading Satellite footage indicated an explosion at a Chinese space launch facility

CASIS is not utilizing the advisory committee to its full potential, according to the GAO

The International Space Station United States National Laboratory is managed by the CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space), which is a non-profit entity with primary research facilities in the United States Orbital Segment of the International Space Station (ISS). The nonprofit is not fully utilizing the advisory group that was formed following an… Continue reading CASIS is not utilizing the advisory committee to its full potential, according to the GAO

A House Armed Services Committee recommends that the Department of Defense purchase commercial space data and technology

The DoD (Department of Defense) has been conducting the most substantial overhaul of the US national security space program’s history. Space is now a unique warfighting domain that necessitates enterprise-wide adjustments in rules, tactics, operations, investments, capabilities, and knowledge in order to adapt to a new strategic environment. In light of this, the House Armed Services… Continue reading A House Armed Services Committee recommends that the Department of Defense purchase commercial space data and technology

According to reports, Elon Musk has extended the timescale for a possible Starlink IPO

Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX operates the Starlink satellite network, which gives internet access to much of the world. It’s a global network of over 1,000 satellites that provides high-speed Internet access from everywhere on the globe. Starlink has over 10,000 customers worldwide and has received regulatory clearance in the UK, Greece,  Australia, and Germany. According to… Continue reading According to reports, Elon Musk has extended the timescale for a possible Starlink IPO

GSAT-24, an Indian satellite, is being tested in a European spaceport before launch

On May 31, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) issued an important update on its forthcoming mission, which is scheduled to launch on June 22. It’s called GSAT-24, and it is going to launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), ISRO’s commercial subsidiary, designed the… Continue reading GSAT-24, an Indian satellite, is being tested in a European spaceport before launch