SpaceX plans to initiate the 17th International Space Station resupply mission on Wednesday following a static fire test that took place Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday. The company is set to launch its Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:59 a.m., Wednesday, according to NASA. The rocket would transport over 3.7K pounds of scientific payload, as well as crew supplies and hardware.Read More »
NASA selected Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to build and operate spacecraft in support of the agency's planetary defense goals.Read More »
Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company’s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activations of the Iridium Certus service kicked off in December 2018 for terrestrial and maritime applications with the aviation service expected later this year once certification is secured.
Iridium Communications’ final and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceX’s previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium said Friday the satellites, which were fielded to orbital plane three, established communications with its satellite network operations facility after launch and are set to enter the first on-orbit testing phase.Read More »