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FCC Chair Pushes For Stricter Debris Rules

The head of the FCC is calling on the agency to change its regulations to further limit how much debris is created in orbit.

Rockets

Ursa Fired its Draper Engine In Under A Year

“It starts to feel more like an aircraft engine development than a rocket engine development.”

Research

A Look Into China’s Defense Payloads: Payload Research

Over the last decade, China has grown its military presence in space to include sophisticated space planes, recon birds, secure comms, SSA, and ASAT capabilities.

LEO

Starlab Adds New Partner, Cargo Flights To Its Space Station Plan

MDA’s space robotics capabilities could help set the new station apart from competitors.

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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.