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Astronauts or not?
A famous astronomer critiques the use of astronauts to explore the solar system
The White House is studying space robotics
A chance to give your ideas on in-space robotic services to the White House
Why we need a ” space superhighway”
Space leaders hear about the Space Superhighway concept
The little robot that could
NASA’s VIPER rover will get ground truth about ice on the Moon
An ambitious space plan for the Biden Administration
The incoming Administration put out a call for ideas that it should take prompt action on--the Day One Project. Ideas were welcomed in a variety of areas: Education and Workforce Energy, Environment and Climate Health and Life Sciences Innovation and economic...
Aerospace Corporation dings the government for eschewing commercial space services
Government is missing the boat on some commercially provided space services.
A Robotic Space Station for the 2020s
A “win-win” business case for hosting payloads on orbit
Robots inside space stations: astronaut helpers and maintainers
An upcoming robotic demonstration on ISS points the way to increased use of robots on space stations.
It’s time for in-space infrastructure
Infrastructure investments always create value, and in-space infrastructure will too
Covid-19: space dreams deferred?
The epidemic will cause hardships. Some activities may still flourish.
Another program successfully demonstrates docking in space
Astroscale announces successful ELSA-D capture events
Space discussed at the highest level
NATO leaders agree that space has become vital for their nations’ security and prosperity
An “old space” company does something new
Servicing satellites--inspecting them, giving them more fuel or life, repairing things, adding new capabilities--makes so much economic sense. It would also help them survive in a space battle. But for the longest time, none of the government space programs have taken...
Welcome to the European Space Resources Innovation Center
Europe is taking a leading role in developing a sustainable space resources economy
Two reports launch a vigorous new era in space
Within the week, two major reports have created a new vision for US space activities. Together they say, "This is not your grandfather's space program." The National Space Council released its report entitled: "A New Era for Deep Space Exploration and Development." It...
US looking for multinational agreement on lunar mining
One of the more contentious areas regarding mining extraterrestrial resources is property rights. A mining company generally wants to be sure that it has clear title to a mine site before investing large amounts of capital in developing the site. On the Moon, there is...
New customers for satellite life extension
We recall the recent success of Northrop Grumman's MEV-1 in taking control of Intelsat 901, the first ever docking of two commercial satellites. Building on that, two GEO satellite operators are looking at how to keep their satellites operating longer:...
Progress on a lunar mining plan
Trans Astronautica’s lunar architecture gets a boost from NASA.
President Trump: Let’s go get stuff in space
The President issues an Executive Order on space resources.
Space robot in the media
I explain the latest news about DARPA’s RSGS program
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