Recent Regulatory/Government News
SMi's 12th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness... London in April an Early Bird Offer
...explore key situational awareness challenges in an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space.
SMi’s 7th MilSatCom Asia Pacific in Singapore this May... Early Bird Offer Ends Soon
Just as highways are becoming more congested, so it is with space. And space in space is becoming more congested, contested and competitive,
Russia Admits Military Satellite Constellation...Surveillance of Enemy Vehicles and Vessels
has one important capability that its US-A predecessor didn't: to listen in on communications sent by enemy ships and vehicles, including communications using closed channels.
SpaceX's Successes... Launches Iridium's NEXT Satellites and the Booster Returns
...the new satellites will be positioned near a current generation satellite, each moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour as testing begins.
JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket
“It’s very regrettable. We’d like to determine the cause” of the failure,..."
ULA's First Launch of 2017... USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Detects Missiles and Incoming Threats
SBIRS, considered one of the nation's highest priority space programs, designed to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capabilities to meet 21st century demands
Airbus Doesn't Want To Be the Only One Having All the Fun... Enter the SpaceDataHighway Challenge
"... is like the first optical fiber in space, but with the added advantage of mobility. Therefore, the scope of possible applications is vast”
NSR Goes to a Higher Place... Above Controlled Airspace
Who are the main players and what is their development roadmap?
ISRO's Aim of 103 Satellites' Launch... Forget Setting a Record Just Maximize Capability
"We are not looking at it as a record or anything."
Russia Makes Progress on Destruction of Progress MS-04 Cargo Vehicle
...the conclusion that the oxidizer tank of the third-stage engine was ripped open with an impact of fragments that emerged with the destruction of ...
China Shares Satellite's Shots ...First Hi-Res Earth Observation
Zhang said that compared with foreign commercial Earth observation satellites, SuperView satellites have better resolution, accuracy and coverage.
SES Does Some Heavy Lifting of O3b's Debt... $1.4 Billion
Since acquiring the remaining shares in O3b, SES has refinanced the entire $1.4 Billion of gross debt at a materially lower average funding rate.
Japan Scrubs Experimental Launch of CubeSat by Modified SS-520 Sounding Rocket
If the launch is successful, SS-520-4 will become the smallest rocket ever to deliver a payload into orbit.
Partners France and India Ink a Deal Sharing in Launch Technology
...will enable France to benefit from the Indian model of streamlining the costs of space programs.
Eye Spy... Israeli Satellite Sees 'Stone' Russian Missiles
Heavy rains forced the Russians to move the missile systems, thereby exposing them to satellite photography.
SES Selects Solutions for Satellites ...Kratos' Monics® Enterprise
Monics Enterprise will help us manage and harmonize our global monitoring network...
Thuraya Pumps Up Preparedness... Emergency Response Equipment to International Telecommunication Union
Always be prepared, anticipate your needs in the event of an emergency, and so with that thought Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has...
Pentagon Finally Launches Study... Future Needs of Military SATCOM
The objective is to inform future Pentagon decisions on military satellite communications.
China's New Rocket Launches a Trio
...are experimental satellites to test technologies of low-orbit narrow-band communication and VHF Data Exchange System
NASA to Peer Through a New Window at Black Holes and Exotic Astronomical Objects
“XPE will open a new window on the universe for astronomers to peer through. Today, we can only guess what we will find.”