NASA Awards Six Contracts to LEO Broadband Operators

NASA Signs Deal for Broadband Operators
NASA has awarded six contracts to LEO broadband operators to support the development and demonstration of near-Earth communications technology. The contracts have a combined total value of $278.5M, with each company expected to “match or exceed” NASA’s investment over the next five years. The awardees: SpaceX, receiving $69.95M to develop Starlink, its LEO broadband constellation. Amazon’s Kuiper, receiving $67M for… Read More

Pandemic Will Cost NASA Approximately 3 Billion USD

Nasa and Covid19 Pandemic
A NASA audit concluded that costs imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the agency could reach $3 billion, with several major science and exploration programs accounting for much of that cost. A March 31 report by the NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated that the agency expects that the pandemic’s effects on the agency, ranging from closed facilities to… Read More