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...
Government is missing the boat on some commercially provided space services.
A “win-win” business case for hosting payloads on orbit
An upcoming robotic demonstration on ISS points the way to increased use of robots on space stations.
Infrastructure investments always create value, and in-space infrastructure will too
The epidemic will cause hardships. Some activities may still flourish.
Commercial on-orbit servicing achieves its first milestone.
NASA calls for exploration robots for lunar operations. More applications await.
NASA’s study of robotic assembly of huge space telescopes
When does it make sense to build things in orbit instead of on the ground?
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...
Europe is taking a leading role in developing a sustainable space resources economy
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...
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...
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:...
Trans Astronautica’s lunar architecture gets a boost from NASA.
The President issues an Executive Order on space resources.
I explain the latest news about DARPA’s RSGS program
Robotics and Automation News reviews the exciting projects in space robotics underway NOW.
DoD wants delivery vehicles for GEO and other exotic orbits.
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