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Successful SLS Launch Kickstarts Artemis Program


After months of delays, NASA’s Artemis I mission rocketed to space from Kennedy Space Center at 1:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2022.

The maiden flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) carried the Orion spacecraft to orbit to begin its first journey around the...

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New Leader Takes Space Force Helm as Dangers in Orbit Loom


Gen. Chance Saltzman assumes command of the Space Force by accepting the branch's flag from Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall at the transition ceremony for the Chief of Space Operations at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 2, 2022....

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November Space Council Meetings Could Shape Commercial Regulations


The National Space Council asked for comment on new commercial space systems and how the commercial space sector could be regulated during a pair of online meetings set for November. The council wants input from industry and the public. The move is part of...

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NASA’s EMIT Instrument Detects Massive Methane Emitters


One of NASA’s newest instruments on the International Space Station (ISS) is proving to be a multipurpose climate research tool as it demonstrated a secondary capability to detect methane gas emissions.

The Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission seeks to better understand varieties...

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Space Report Features

Successful SLS Launch Kickstarts Artemis Program

November 16, 2022

After months of delays, NASA’s Artemis I mission rocketed to space from Kennedy Space Center at 1:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2022.

The maiden flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) carried the Orion spacecraft to orbit to begin its first journey around the Moon.

New Leader Takes Space Force Helm as Dangers in Orbit Loom

November 2, 2022

By The Space Report research@spacefoundation.org — Pentagon leaders emphasized the growing importance of missions in orbit Wednesday as they welcomed…

November Space Council Meetings Could Shape Commercial Regulations

October 26, 2022

The National Space Council asked for comment on new commercial space systems and how the commercial space sector could be regulated during a pair of online meetings set for November. The council wants input from industry and the public. The move is part of a Biden Administration push to deal with issues including crowded orbits and the safety of space tourists.

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