Tensions with Russia raise ex-US astronauts’ concerns about partnership in space

Tensions with Russia raise ex-US astronauts’ concerns about partnership in space

The International Space Station, a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency, has so far been insulated from the geopolitical battle brewing on Ukraine’s borders, though the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, recently hinted at a “cold wind.” It is now blowing from Washington and Brussels,” … Read more

NASA’s JPL uses Microsoft’s Azure Quantum to manage communication with space missions

NASA’s JPL uses Microsoft’s Azure Quantum to manage communication with space missions

As NASA launches more frequent and complex missions into space, managing communications with the growing number of spacecraft is becoming increasingly challenging. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has turned to Azure Quantum to explore ways to communicate more efficiently with spacecraft exploring our solar system and beyond. JPL communicates with space missions through the Deep … Read more

Grace Community Church to fill huge space in Ballston Quarter mall | ARLnow

Grace Community Church to fill huge space in Ballston Quarter mall |  ARLnow

Ballston Quarter in the snow (staff photo by Jay Westcott) (Updated at 3:55 pm) Grace Community Church has its sights set on a new home: Ballston Quarter. The church would occupy about 23,280 square feet of space on the second floor of the mall. It will be across the atrium from WHINO, the art gallery, … Read more

Northrop Grumman Tops 2020’s Record Space Systems Growth in 2021

Northrop Grumman Tops 2020’s Record Space Systems Growth in 2021

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft. Photo: Northrop Grumman After last year’s record growth in Space Systems, Northrop Grumman continued the growth streak in 2021, delivering another year of record sales for the segment. The Space Systems segment ended 2021 with $10.6 billion in sales, up 21% from the 2020 total. Northrop Grumman reported the results in … Read more