Emerging Tech

Future Astronaut Suits Could Feature Augmented Reality

NASA is eyeing the technology to address communication delays with Earth and help astronauts with decision making.

Policy

House Bill a First in Decades Effort to Modernize Satellite License Rules

The introduced bills aim to streamline the satellite license and market access application process, while preventing entities determined to be a national security threat from receiving a license.

Emerging Tech

Finalized 2023 NDAA Retains Many Space Tech Provisions

Orbital debris, satellites and space technology research remain front and center in the finalized version of the defense spending bill.

CXO Briefing

Cyber, Speed, and UFOs: A Tour of Tech Provisions in the 2023 NDAA

The defense policy bill also prods the intelligence community to follow other defense agencies’ emerging-tech efforts.

Emerging Tech

NASA Test New Robotic Arm System Functional in Minus 280 Degrees Fahrenheit

The new technology will allow it to operate without a heat source in “extreme cryogenic environments.”

Emerging Tech

NASA Awards $57M Contract to Build Roads on the Moon

The award will go toward developing technologies to build infrastructure like landing pads and roads on the surface of the moon.

News

NASA CAPSTONE Spacecraft Paves Way for Future Artemis Missions

The spacecraft is testing an orbit that will be important for future Artemis missions, while demonstrating new tech capabilities.

CXO Briefing

Boeing Defense to Cut Execs, Consolidate Divisions

The reorganization is part of a wider culture change pushed by the business unit’s new CEO.

Cybersecurity

CISA Highlights Space, Bioeconomy as Possible New Critical Infrastructure Sectors

The agency also suggested existing sectors be consolidated and that there is a need for some agencies to exercise greater authority over private-sector entities.

Ideas

Artemis Launch Delay Is the Latest of Many NASA Scrubs and Comes from Hard Lessons on Crew Safety

After its fourth delay, the Artemis 1 launch is now scheduled for Nov. 16, 2022. NASA has a history of missing launch deadlines, but the private sector is slowly making launches more reliable.

Emerging Tech

New Satellite Will Allow First-Ever Observation of Nearly All of Earth’s Water

NASA’s upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite will provide a complete measurement every 21 days.

Emerging Tech

FCC Will Launch New Space Bureau

The new bureau will help the agency better perform its existing responsibilities and tackle increasing commercial interest in space.

Emerging Tech

DOD Announces New Contract Awards for Its 'Internet in Space' Effort

Amazon, Microsoft and SpiderOak will help the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit develop a space-based communications network.

Emerging Tech

It’s Official: Space Force Sets Sights on Smaller Satellites

The newest service’s acquisition chief also calls for more fixed-price contracts and fewer classified programs.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose to Address Space Tech in the FY 2023 NDAA

Proposed amendments to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act spending legislation aim to address issues of space debris, technology and critical infrastructure.

Emerging Tech

Challenges in the Space Domain are Becoming ‘More Technologically Focused,’ Experts Say

Panelists at a PSC Defense conference noted that “space is now a contested domain” with increasing technological and competitive challenges.

News

NASA, SpaceX will Study Feasibility of Boosting Hubble Telescope Into Higher Orbit

The study will look at the possibility of moving Hubble into a more stable orbit, which would help extend the telescope’s life.

Policy

FCC Adopts New 5-Year Rule for Orbital Debris, Despite Pushback

Earlier this week, lawmakers raised concerns about the FCC’s proposal.

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