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Polaris

Lawmakers Agree To Investigate Russian ASAT Intel Leak

The rare public back-and-forth between Congress and the White House that led to the reveal of Russia’s nuclear ASAT plans is getting a review under an amendment to the NDAA introduced by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA).

Launch

SpaceX Sets Starship Flight 4 Launch Date and Details Improvements

Another Starship test flight is around the corner. 

LEO

Boeing Found Yet Another Design Flaw in Starliner

“This is not a safety of flight issue,” Boeing Starliner executive Mark Nappi said in a press conference Friday.

MilitaryPolicy

NSSA: Space Force Budget ‘Insufficient’ And ‘Shortsighted’

The Pentagon’s declining budget request for the Space Force puts the US at risk of ceding leadership in space to China, according to a letter released Thursday by the National Security Space Association.

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MilitaryPolicy

NDAA 2025: Guard Transfers, CASR, and Commercial Ops

The House’s draft of the fiscal 2025 National Defense Authorization Act would move forward with a hotly-contested plan to transfer space-focused Air National Guard members to the Space Force. 

LaunchMilitary

Pentagon Frets About ULA’s Vulcan Delays

“Currently there is military satellite capability sitting on the ground due to Vulcan delays.”

AnalysisMilitary

The Space Force Needs to Grow Up, Says CNAS

America’s newest military branch still has some maturing to do to earn the respect and support of the public and the nation’s adversaries, according to analysts.

BusinessLEOMilitary

SDA Is Strengthening Space Industrial Base, Execs Say

A five-year-old agency within the Pentagon founded with a mandate to move quickly is stimulating investments that make the entire small sat industrial base more resilient and scalable, according to half a dozen top industry execs. 

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ISS

NASA Stuck in the Middle of Starliner Contractors’ Valve Fight

ValveTech CEO Erin Faville publicly urged NASA to cancel the launch of Boeing’s crewed Starliner “due to the risk of a disaster.”

OSAM

Redwire Returns First Bioprinted Cardiac Tissue from ISS

Redwire also returned 36 experiments from another module which grows pharmaceutical crystals.

BusinessVC/PE

Xona Raises $19M Series A

Xona Space Systems is working to build an alternative to GPS in LEO, and it’s just secured an additional $19M to make that goal a reality.

EOStartups

Exclusive: Pixxel, Enabled Intelligence Team Up

Pixxel and Enabled Intelligence are announcing a new partnership under which the data labeling startup will annotate the space company’s hyperspectral imagery.