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December 20th, 2018
 
 
U.S. Air Force Space Command Now In Charge of Commercial Satellite Communications Services and Procurement
This transfer means AFSPC will oversee procurement of nearly all military and commercial SATCOM for the DoD,and will allow it to manage SATCOM...
 
SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries Ready to Send a Time Capsule to the Moon in Early 2019
"We are proud to be the first non-governmental entity in the world to go to the moon.
 
Forrester Reports: SES Upsizes Their Schuldschein Loan... Thales Alenia Space into Final Testing on O3b Satellites...
The SES borrowing comprises a 150 million euros, 5.5-year floating tranche at Euribor 6 months plus 0.8 percent and a 250 million euros 7-year fixed...
 
Wideband Satellite Op Centers and Management Contract Awarded by U.S. Army to Harris
This contract leverages Harris’ 30-plus-year legacy of providing ground systems, on orbit assets and global communications networking to the Army...
 
Two Teledyne e2v Image Sensors Set to Go to Work for NASA's New Horizons Mission
The American space agency’s New Horizons probe remains on course for its daring flyby of Ultima Thule between December 29, 2018, and January 4, 
 
Sierra Nevada Corporation Gets the Go Sign with Advanced Propulsion Contract from DARPA
“We see great opportunity to field more capable and flexible systems in a few short years, not only for OpFires, but for other applications as well.” 
 
Guam a Possible Launch Site for Virgin Orbit
Guam has attracted Virgin Orbit’s interest because it is close to the equator. The Virgin Orbit website includes a graphic showing three launch sites: one...
 
Another Postponement, This Time for the New Shepard Rocket Launch by Blue Origin
Now, however, according to the company's Twitter account, even though the ground infrastructure issue was adjudicated, the company has...
 
SSL Demos NexGen Solar-Electric Propulsion System
Last week, SSL completed orbit raising of a multi-mission communications satellite known as Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 using the firm's next-generation...
 
World's Smallest Infrared Hyperspectral Camera Reaches Space Aboard a Smallsat
The infrared hyperspectral imager on board the Reaktor Hello World smallsat is a small, lightweight, 2D-snapshot tunable spectral imager...
 
Thales Alenia Space and European Space Agency Negotiate a New Tranche of a 130 Million Euros Contract 
both prime contractor support and the architecture and integration of security components and the POCPs, and on Leonardo for the Galileo Security Facility