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Astra to launch from U.K. spaceport

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Astra announced May 10 that it plans to carry out launches from a spaceport in the Shetland Islands starting in 2023 as part of international expansion plans.

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Despite Crypto Market Onslaught, These Altcoins Stayed Bullish


Not all of the top altcoins saw a plunge in their value in the Week-to-Date (WTD) period and here are three of the most resilient coins which printed good growth amid a sweeping bearish slump. (Read More)

Nvidia Agrees to Pay $5.5 Million to SEC Fine for Failure to Crypto Mining Disclosures


The SEC said it found that Nvidia misled investors in 2017 and 2018 on how cryptocurrency contributed to the profits in its gaming business. (Read More)

IMF Warns Countries against Adopting Cryptocurrency as Money


The global regulator has renewed its warning against the use of Bitcoin as legal tender. (Read More)

NASA defends decision to shut down SOFIA

NASA officials say they believe the latest effort to shut down an airborne observatory is more likely to be successful because of the endorsement of doing so by last year’s decadal survey.

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FAA and NTSB discussing roles in commercial spaceflight investigations

Two federal agencies in a turf battle over commercial spaceflight investigations say they are now talking with each other to better define their roles and responsibilities.

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Astra prepares for TROPICS launch campaign

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Small launch vehicle developer Astra says it is ready to perform a series of launches for NASA once it receives a license for those missions.

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Deep Blue Aerospace completes kilometer-level rocket launch and landing test

The Nebula-M1 test article during its VTVL test flight above Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province, on May 6, 2022.

A Chinese launch startup sent a small rocket test stage up to an altitude of one kilometer Friday before a performing a powered descent and vertical landing.

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More Starlink satellites ride into orbit on predawn launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center at first light Friday with 53 Starlink internet satellites, completing an all-nighter of space operations just five hours after returning four astronauts to a splashdown off the west coast of Florida.

‘DOGE Father’ Elon Musk Receives Over $1.3 Billion From Crypto Friends To Back Twitter Deal

Could A Cardano, Bitcoin, and DOGE-based Twitter Rival By Elon Musk and Hoskinson Be The Next Big Thing?
According to a May 4 Schedule 13D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 18 firms have agreed to fund Elon’s acquisition of Twitter with a $7.139 Billion investment boost.

Splashdown of SpaceX capsule caps busy season of space station crew rotations

Four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station early Friday with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, the sixth crew launch or landing in support of the station program in fewer than 50 days.

Telesat to order 100 fewer satellites for LEO constellation

TAMPA, Fla. — Increasing costs and delays have forced Telesat to downsize plans for 298 low Earth orbit satellites by a third to keep within its $5 billion budget.

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New Intelsat CEO builds out leadership team

Intelsat announced financial, commercial and aviation leadership changes May 5 to guide the satellite operator’s post-bankruptcy future.

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