Space

New ‘Hyperspace Challenge’ aims to pair mature space tech with DOD, Space Force

The upcoming Hyperspace Challenge will link industry with the Defense Department and inform them of various opportunities to partner.

NASA probes quantum tech for sensing applications

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy said the space agency is leveraging quantum-based technologies, like sensing, to better study space and climate change.

Space Force contracts for new ‘zero-trust’ data protection

It’s hard to upgrade infrastructure, especially if it's related to space.

Space Force needs more cyber operators for weapons systems, chief says

Protecting weapons platforms is a primary concern for Space Operations Command, says its vice commander.

How NASA, NOAA and AI might save the internet from devastating solar storms

Coronal mass ejections that can occur during the solar maximum are electrically charged, meaning they can easily destroy electrical and computer equipment.

US offers rare preview of upcoming spy-satellite launch

Officials talked about Tuesday’s launch of NROL-107 in a bid to “deter the adversary.”

National intelligence office issues cyber warning for government and commercial satellites

The warning comes just about a month after three teams at the DEF CON 23 convention in Las Vegas managed to successfully hack a government satellite in orbit.

The next big space business: satellite pictures of other satellites

As space debris proliferates and new weapons appear, a new market is rising to document it all.

Future wars will turn on space-cyber-special operations triad: Army SOF chief

The success of information ops is “the most important lesson learned from Ukraine right now.”

Space agencies are reforming acquisition to accelerate commercial tech integration

The nation’s space agencies are leveraging new procurement techniques to get their hands on critical emerging technologies and maintain U.S. competitiveness.

NASA’s new manned spacecraft estimated to ready by March, officials say

The agency is working with Boeing to remediate two issues with the Starliner spacecraft ahead of an anticipated crew flight test, but a specific launch date remains uncertain.

Most Americans support NASA – but don’t think it should prioritize sending people to space

COMMENTARY | The United States’ most visible effort to maintain world leadership in space is arguably its Artemis Program to land humans on the Moon by late 2024.

IARPA awards contract for tracking lethal space debris

The intelligence agency tasked four contractors with researching new innovations to help better track small space debris that could harm spacecraft and satellites.

First contact with aliens could end in colonization and genocide if we don’t learn from history

COMMENTARY | SETI has been listening for markers that may indicate alien life – but is doing so ethical?

Space Race 2.0: How the government is rapidly adopting next-gen space tech

From humankind’s first-ever lunar space station to an unmanned test-bed for emerging technologies that lives in space, the government is using innovative techniques to buy and build the next generation of space technology.

Space Force plans to harness AI to understand threats and challenges

From expanding space domain awareness to combating ever-evolving cyber threats, a top official detailed how the branch plans to leverage artificial intelligence in the near future.

Behind the business of NASA’s digital transformation

The space agency’s digital transformation officer talks about how a focus on business outcomes is helping NASA pivot its enterprise technology goals toward the future.