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Varda Space Industries, SCOUT and Neutron Star Systems were the top three startups in the Hyperspace Challenge
Blue Canyon Technologies won a $14.6 million contract to produce a small inspector satellite for operations beyond geosynchronous Earth orbit.
U.S. national security space organizations released a report Nov. 18 proposing ways to boost the nation’s space economy and technology base.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate awarded an $8.4 million contract to Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems for an experiment in very low Earth orbit projected to launch in 2024.
The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory a $1 billion five-year contract for “space and nuclear advanced prototypes, experiments and technology."
A new accelerator program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Space Force announced Oct. 27 it has selected six U.S. and international startups for its first cohort.
A business accelerator funded by the U.S. Space Force announced it has selected 13 startups and 11 university teams to compete for $100,000 awards.
Catalyst Campus is giving space startups early exposure to Department of Defense buyers.
An AFRL report suggests the U.S. Space Force has to prepare for a day when the moon and the volume of space around it could become the next military frontier.
The Air Force Research Laboratory on March 18 announced it plans to open a new facility focused on space environment research.
AFRL will work with Viasat to figure out ways to integrate commercial satcom with government-owned satellites so they all operate as a seamless network.
The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded SpaceX an $8.5 million contract to investigate manufacturing techniques for heat shields that protect hypersonic vehicles in flight.
Viasat on Feb. 2 received a $50.8 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a broad range of space systems.
The commercial market is now driving almost all innovation in space technology. The government can pivot its practices to more quickly adopt the best from the market.
The Air Force Research Laboratory is opening a $4 million facility focused on spacecraft component testing.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate is looking for companies with which to partner.
The 1,250-kilogram NTS-3 satellite is being built by L3Harris under an $84 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory.
AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate will study the physics of very low Earth orbit, and will pursue sensor technologies for cislunar space
ABL says the funding will accelerate the development of its two-stage launch vehicle and mobile infrastructure.
The Air Force said the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 has passed a critical design review.