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  • ISS crew schedules delay need for commercial crew
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    LOS ANGELES — New International Space Station crew assignments announced by NASA May 24 will give the agency a little additional schedule margin for getting commercial crew vehicles into service as it continues to study backup options. In a statement, NASA announced it was assigning astronauts Christina Hammock Koch and Andrew... Read more »
  • Rocket Lab reschedules next Electron launch
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    LOS ANGELES — Rocket Lab announced May 25 it has rescheduled the next launch of its Electron small rocket for late June after correcting a problem that delayed an April launch attempt. That launch, dubbed “It’s Business Time” by the company because this is the first commercial Electron launch after two... Read more »
  • Analysis | The rise of China’s private space industry
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    The Chinese space industry is often misunderstood in the West. And no wonder. Between the alphabet soup of state-owned enterprises (CASC, CAST, CALT, and CASIC are four different, albeit related companies), the language barrier, and the fact that good information is hard to find, the Chinese market can be maddeningly confusing even... Read more »
  • Phase Four wins NASA and commercial deals for electric propulsion system
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    PASADENA, Calif. — Phase Four, a company developing an advanced electric propulsion system for use on cubesats and larger spacecraft, announced sales of its thrusters to NASA and Astro Digital May 24. The company, based in El Segundo, California, said that NASA has purchased one of the company’s electric radio frequency... Read more »
  • Former Google Lunar X Prize teams focused on new commercial and government opportunities
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    PASADENA, Calif. — Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to serve the needs of commercial and government customers, including NASA. In presentations at the Space Tech Expo here May 24, four companies that, at... Read more »
  • To trim rocket costs, Virgin Orbit leans on manufacturing software
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    PASADENA, California — Virgin Orbit’s campaign to design, build and fly LauncherOne, its air-launched rocket for small satellites, relies on digital manufacturing software. “We are trying to do two things at the same time: build and launch LauncherOne, a pioneering low-cost small satellite launch vehicle and at the same time design,... Read more »
  • New policy directive implements commercial space regulatory reforms
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    Updated 9:00 p.m. Eastern with reaction to the policy. PASADENA, Calif. — A new policy President Trump signed May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National Space Council earlier this year. Space Policy Directive (SPD) 2, signed by the president in a private... 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