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  • FCC moves forward with orbital debris reform amid soul-searching about its responsibilities
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    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. In a discussion that preceded the approval of four large constellations constituting nearly... Read more »
  • Advisory group skeptical of NASA lunar exploration plans
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    WASHINGTON — NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. At the meeting of the National... Read more »
  • LEO startup raises $39.5 million for constellation to watch Earth and space
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    WASHINGTON — Canadian startup NorthStar Earth and Space has raised 52 million Canadian dollars ($39.5 million) for a 40-satellite constellation that would monitor the Earth and objects in space. The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced... Read more »
  • Microsatellite maker Spacety looks to fill the gaps in the new Chinese market
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    This article originally appeared in the Nov. 12, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. The company — based in Changsa,... Read more »
  • AST&Science picks Midland for Micron satellites
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    SAN FRANCISCO – Avellan Space Technology & Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely small satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. AST&Science was founded in 2017 by Abel Avellan, who established and led Emerging Market Communications before selling it for $550 million... Read more »
  • SpaceX launches Es’hail-2 satellite, ties launch record
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    WASHINGTON — SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:46 p.m. Eastern. The satellite separated from... Read more »
  • Bridenstine worried about budget pressures on NASA
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    WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), chairman of the commerce, justice and science... Read more »

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Launch Date Launch Site Rocket Payload Mission
– 9 March Kourou Ariane 5 ECA Hot Bird 7A, SPAINSAT Communication satellites
– 14 March Vandenberg Pegasus Space Tech 5 3 micro satellites
– 30 March Baikonur Soyuz ISS 12S Expedition 12 crew
– 20 April Cape Canaveral Atlas 5 Astra 1KR Communication satellite
– 10 May Cape Canaveral Discovery STS-121 Manned spaceflight
– 17 May Baikonur Proton-M Hot Bird 8 Communication satellite
– 30 Juin Baikonur Soyuz Fregat METOP Weather satellite
– 22 July Cape Canaveral Delta 2 STEREO Study of the Sun