Industry News Digest

May 23, 2024:  Northrop Grumman Expands Satellite Life-Extension Services (Northrop Grumman Media)

May 1, 2024: A new report highlights the growing congestion in Earth orbit (SpaceNews)

May 1, 2024: The head of the Space Force says he is still studying whether refueling satellites in orbit is worth the cost (SpaceNews)

May 1, 2024: Astroscale, the Japanese satellite servicing and debris removal company, plans to go public (SpaceNews)

April 30, 2024:  Orbital congestion reaching critical levels, warns new report (SpaceNews)

April 26, 2024:  Agile Space lands propulsion contract for U.S. Space Force mission (SpaceNews)

April 24, 2024:  U.S. Space Force renews call for ‘reserve’ of commercial satellite providers (SpaceNews)

April 24, 2024:  Space Force Official Outlines Roadmap for Commercial Partnerships (DoD News)

April 16, 2024: SpaceWERX Shares Tools to Help Industry Reach Phase III (Payload)

March 27, 2024: Inside NASA’s SBIR Phase III Program, By The Numbers: Payload Research (Payload)

February 29, 2024:  NASA Cancels OSAM-1 Satellite Servicing Technology Mission (SpaceNews)

February 28, 2024: Legislation Would Make Spaceports Eligible for Tax-Exempt Bonds  (SpaceNews)

February 2, 2024:  American Astronautical Society’s 2023 Year-End Letter (AAS)

January 28, 2024:   FCC’s New Rules for ISAM May Influence How the Nascent Technology Develops (Via Satellite)

January 19, 2024:  Office of Space Commerce Initiates TraCSS Pathfinder Projects (NOAA OSC)

January 16, 2024:  Space startup funding jumps in fourth quarter in a positive sign for 2024 (Reuters)

January 9, 2024:  UN Space Tsar Urges Push to Reduce Junk (The Financial Times)

December 20, 2023:  Fact Sheet:  Strengthening U.S. International Space Partnerships (The White House)

November 15, 2023: A White House proposal released Wednesday would split regulatory authority for novel space activities between two departments (SpaceNews FirstUp)

November 3, 2023:  RFI:  NOAA’s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) seeks industry on concepts and ideas for future remote sensing licensing system

November 3, 2023:  Space Junk is Out of Control.  Here’s Why and What to Do About It (The Washington Post, Editorial Board)

November 2, 2023:  House Introduces H.R. 6131 – The Commercial Space Act of 2023 (Press Office, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

November 1, 2023:  Cantwell, Hickenlooper Bill to Clean Up Space Junk Passes Senate Unanimously (Press Office, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation)

October 16, 2023:  NOAA scientists link exotic metal particles in the upper atmosphere to rockets, satellites (Press Office, NOAA)

October 4, 2023:  It’s Up to Governments to Declutter Space (The Financial Times)

September 27, 2023:  Space Needs a Sustainable Insurance Industry (The Financial Times)

September 13, 2023:  A New Plan for Space to be Treated Like Other Infrastructure (Payload)