Space

Conference Wire: More Stuff in Space

The 2021 Space Symposium rolls on with a big jump in low-Earth-orbit objects and some early birthday cake.

Conference Wire: US Space Command Hits a Milestone

Day 2 of the 2021 Space Symposium saw a slew of announcements about the Pentagon's still-reorganizing space community.

Conference Wire: The Space Symposium Must Go On

In this edition of Conference Wire, a preview of the conference's top agenda items.

Private Equity Firm Acquires Geost, Whose Sensors Protect Satellites

It’s a play to capitalize on massive satellite orders from the Pentagon.

Startup Offers Tool to Help Predict, Coordinate Action on Orbital Collisions

A multi-company pilot program will test Slingshot Aerospace's chat-and-track software.

Spacesuits and Lawsuits Put 2024 Moon Landing in Jeopardy

Two lunar-exploration spacesuits won’t be ready, a new report says, while bid protests have held up work on the lander.

Hypersonic Missile Defense May Depend on Low Earth Orbit Satellites

Sensors in relatively low orbits may be the best way to spot superfast missiles—but they can’t do the job alone.

If China and the US Claim the Same Moon-Base Site, Who Wins?

Relatively few craters are attractive, and there’s no consensus about avoiding conflict over them.

Sea-Air-Space Conference Wire: Emerging Tech

Tuesday at the Navy League trade show brought a focus on JADC2, drones, and more.

Sea-Air-Space Conference Wire: CNO Slams Defense Manufacturers

The Chief of Naval Operations doesn't hold back on Day 2 of the Navy's League's biggest annual event.

Conference Wire: Sea-Air-Space Opens, No Masks Required

The Navy League's sprawling event was the first big trade show canceled by COVID. Now it returns amid a new coronavirus spike.

Rocket Startup Could Get Huge Boost from Lockheed Martin Buying Aerojet Rocketdyne

Ursa Major is developing a family of rocket engines for commercial and defense customers.

China’s Space Program Is More Military Than You Might Think

Proposals for U.S.-Chinese cooperation must proceed carefully.