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Methera Global Introduces Their New Brand Identity
The new brand consists of a green and blue logo representing the Earth and sky, and technology as a change for good...
 
State-Of-The-Art SmallSat Production Facility Inaugurated by LeoStella
The company is a joint venture between Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales (67 percent) and Leonardo (33 percent), and Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries...
 
NanoRacks Continues Their Historic Program — Sixth SmallSat Deployment from Cygnus Completed
Cygnus maneuvered to a higher-than-Space Station altitude (445 kilometers) where the NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployment mission released two...
 
Leo Aerospace Plans to Make SmallSat Launches Far More Accessible
The company aims to revolutionize access to space for those looking to launch smallsats that weigh up to 25 kilograms, or about 110 pounds. The...
 
Integration of Six OneWeb Spacecraft Completed by Arianespace for Upcoming Launch
The spacecraft — produced by the OneWeb Satellites joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus — will be orbited on Arianespace’s first Soyuz mission...
 
Spaceflight Prepares for the First, Privately-Funded, Lunar Lander and AFRL Satellite Launch
This will be Spaceflight’s first mission beyond LEO and the company's first combined launch with SSL. In addition to securing capacity aboard the launch...
 
Space-Focused Accelerator Program Announced by Techstars and Starburst
With recent technological breakthroughs such as reusable rockets, 3D printing, advanced materials, and miniaturization of satellites (“smallsats”), as...
 
Phase Four's Maxwell Engines to Empower Capella Space SAR Satellites and Tyvak SmallSats
Phase Four’s Maxwell is the first turnkey RF thruster-based propulsion solution targeted at small satellite constellations and is gaining swift traction...
 
The Orbex Prime Rocket Facility for SmallSat Delivery to Orbit Debuts in Scotland
The rocket is designed to deliver smallsats into Earth’s orbit — the rocket was unveiled at an opening ceremony attended by VIPs from the UK and European...
 
Ecliptic Enterprises' Avionics Succeeded in Spaceflight's Successful Sun-Synchronous Orbit-A Mission
The UFF and LFF were both outfitted with a redundant suite of Ecliptic-supplied control avionics, battery packs, radio transmitters and wire...
 
Link Microtek Develops Space-Qualifed Ka-Band Microwave Rotary Joint for new SSTL Antenna Pointing Mechanism
Destined for use on LEO satellites, the Ka-band APM will enable the maximum amount of high-data-rate information, such as high-resolution...
 
Contract Initiated Between Momentus and EXOLAUNCH for SmallSat LEO Support
The Vigoride service is designed to support smallsats and cubesats in LEO. Vigoride Extended is capable of delivering smallsats throughout HEO and...
 
Satellite Map of Queensland, Australia, Completed for the Third Time by Earth-i
Around 6,000 very high-resolution images from the DMC3 Constellation were used for the 2018 update of the map with multiple re-visits to tropical...
 
Canadian Government Bestows Arctic Surveillance SmallSat Contract Upon Space Flight Laboratory
The UTIAS SFL smallsats being developed will include multiple sensors on a constellation operating in close formation in LEO to allow for quick and...
 
Orbital AI is the Stated Goal of Hypergiant Industries as the Company Launches Their Galactic Systems Division
In its first step toward realizing this vision, Hypergiant Galactic Systems has acquired Satellite & Extraterrestrial Operations & Procedures (S.E.O.P.s), a...
 
NanoRacks Racks Up Another International Educational CubeSat Mission on the International Space Station
NanoRacks platforms enable affordable opportunities for everyone from high school, to the university, to the professional researchers at the laboratory...
 
Singapore's NTU Singapore Successfully Do It Again... this Time It's Number Nine Satellite
The scientists believe that a lunar mission may be achievable within five years, using satellites weighing no more than 100kg each
 
On the SmallSat Symposium Show Floor: KenCast to Demo Their Fazzt Platform
The current dramatic changes — in satellite (HTS GEO, MEO, and LEO constellations) and terrestrial networking and cloud storage — bring new...
 
Teledyne Paradise Datacom and Infostellar Create Interoperability Between Stellar Station and QubeFlex LEO Modem.
Infostellar and Paradise aim to provide LEO Satellite operators and ground station owners with a single seamless system able to integrate with existing...
 
Myriota's IoT Product Uses Low Cost Earth-To-Satellite Comms Technology
is expected to be commercially available in the second half of the year and will be the first mass-market water-level sensor to be connected via Myriota’s