U.S. Space Force Selects Firefly Aerospace for ‘Rapid Space’ VICTUS NOX Mission

U.S. Space Force Selects Firefly Aerospace for ‘Rapid Space’ VICTUS NOX Mission

Contract worth $17.6M is part of The U.S. Space Force’s mission to demonstrate end-to-end tactical responsive space capabilities Firefly Aerospace, Inc. has announced that the company has been selected by The U.S. Space Force’s (USSF) Space Systems Command (SSC) to provide launch services for SSC’s VICTUS NOX mission. The effort was awarded as the Tactically […]

Space Development Agency transfers to USSF

Space Development Agency transfers to USSF

The Space Development Agency, responsible for rapid delivery of space-based capabilities to the joint warfighter, transferred to the U.S. Space Force, Oct. 1, 2022, as part of a planned realignment mandated by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act. “SDA will be key to rapidly delivering space capability to our warfighters. SDA’s proliferatedlow Earth orbit […]

Launcher awarded U.S. Space Force SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Contract

Launcher awarded U.S. Space Force SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Contract

Launcher has been awarded a Phase 1 STTR under the SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Program Launcher, together with its partner Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced it had been selected by SpaceWERX for a STTR Phase I in the amount of $249,000 to investigate how its orbit transfer vehicle, Orbiter, might enable In-space Service Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) capabilities […]

SCOUT Wins Two STTR Awards from the U.S. Space Force SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Program

SCOUT Completes Bridge Funding Round led by Decisive Point

In collaboration with Stanford University and the Florida Institute of Technology SCOUT Space Inc., today announced they have been granted two STTR awards through the Orbital Prime program by SpaceWERX, the innovation arm of the U.S. Space Force. SCOUT was awarded two STTRs in collaboration with the Stanford University Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) and the […]

A Look at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and its Upcoming Launches

The rocket launch range in sunny Cape Canaveral, Florida is often thought of by the public as one government facility under the control of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and NASA. However, this is only half the story. In fact, KSC and NASA’s famous LC-39 pads and Shuttle Runway comprise only the northern Merritt Island half […]

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches ‘Straight Up’ Mission

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches 'Straight Up' Mission

Virgin Orbit has completed its fourth successful mission. Virgin Orbit has confirmed the success of its fourth consecutive satellite launch mission. This launch, named Straight Up, carried seven satellites to Low Earth Orbit for the United States Space Force (USSF), who procured this launch for the Rocket Systems Launch Program, with payloads provided by the Department […]

US Space Force Releases Decades of Bolide Data to NASA for Planetary Defense Studies

US Space Force Releases Decades of Bolide Data to NASA for Planetary Defense Studies

This photograph taken by an International Space Station astronaut shows a bright meteor from the Perseid meteor shower in Earth’s atmosphere. The brightest meteors are known as fireballs, or bolides. Credit: NASA Hosted by JPL’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, the data can be used by the science community to better understand how asteroids break […]

U.S. Space Force taps Space Micro to build GEO Lasercom Terminals

U.S. Space Force taps Space Micro to build GEO Lasercom Terminals

New Award Expands Upon Initial Contract from U.S. Air Force Space Micro, powered by Voyager Space, today announced an award from the U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command for a contract to build a GEO-capable µLCT™ secure laser communications terminal. Under the contract, Space Micro plans to deliver a flight model to Space Force in […]

Lasso the Moon

What do civil, commercial, and military players need from Houston’s innovation and academic communities to solve our most far-reaching challenges? Space Channel attended Lasso the Moon, hosted by the Space Force Association and TexSpace for a multi-disciplinary presentation and roundtable discussion with networking and tabletop exhibits that aim high.

Tensions Escalating in Space

In response to Russian military attacks on Ukraine, President Biden announced new sanctions against Russia which included “degrading” the country’s space program potentially threatening the future of the partnership regarding the ISS, which is one of the most significant geopolitical partnerships left between the two countries. The new sanctions include “Russia-wide restrictions on semiconductors, telecommunication, […]