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NASA wrestles with what to do with International Space Station after 2024

Submit on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 22:56

“Lawmakers last week questioned the Trump administration’s proposal to end direct U.S. government support of the International Space Station in 2025, citing concerns about the economic viability of commercial outposts in low Earth orbit. In a pair of hearings before Senate and House panels, NASA’s manager in charge of human spaceflight activities, the agency’s inspector general, and independent experts testified on the future of the International Space Station, and the White House’s plans to discontinue government funding of the orbiting research laboratory.” (Spaceflight Now)

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China launches rocket developed by private company

Submit on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 22:59

China has launched a rocket developed by a Chinese private company from an undisclosed site in northwest China.

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Two Galileo satellites begin processing in French Guiana

Submit on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 22:58

Payload preparations have begun for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission in support of Europe’s Galileo global navigation system, with two of the four satellites for launch on this July 2018 flight now undergoing their checkout.

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Delay of the day: Falcon 9/Iridium NEXT, GRACE-FO

Submit on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 22:59

The launch of two GRACE-Follow On Earth science satellites and five Iridium NEXT spacecraft has been delayed three days to 22 May.

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Spacebus Neo Critical Design Review successfully achieved

Submit on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 22:58

Thales Alenia Space said that following successful Critical Design Review, the companys Spacebus Neo product line is now entering qualification phases and manufacturing process involving an industrial consortium all across Europe :

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NATS takes equity stake in Aireon

Submit on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 22:57

The UK air traffic management service provider, NATS, has announced it has invested in Aireon, the company pioneering a space-based air traffic surveillance service.

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