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UPDATE Thursday for SpaceX Launch of Sixty SpaceX Starlink Satellites
With a new service launching for the first time, SpaceX founder Elon Musk had acknowledged on Wednesday that "much will likely go wrong."
SpaceX’s Elon Musk Says ‘Goodness’ Will Come From Twice-Delayed Starlink Launch
“What does the Starlink user terminal look like?” Musk said. “It basically looks like a small- to medium-sized pizza.
Space Flight Laboratory Heading into CANSEC 2019 to Highlight their Gray Jay Pathfinder Smallsat Project
Gray Jay is a formation flying smallsat constellation being developed by SFL for the Department of National Defence’s science and technology...
Ball Aerospace's Green Smallsat Ready for NASA's Green Propellant Mission Arrives in Florida 
The GPIM bus uses the smallest of the Ball Configurable Platform satellites, which is about the size of a mini refrigerator, and was built in just 46 days.
Kleos Space Names Kongsberg Satellite Service as the Firm's Ground Service Station Provider
The appointment marks the next milestone toward revenue generation, commencing post commissioning of the Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites...
Earth to Sky Smallsat to Launch with Delta Satellite Solutions
The launch will occur in March 2021 to 550 km. SSO and will place 120 cubesats on-orbit.
ICEYE's EO Services and APSI Combine Forces to Support South Korean New Space Market
As a part of the agreement, APSI will supply ICEYE's SAR imagery in South Korea and also provide mutual support from both APSI and ICEYE...
DIY Smallsat Kit Launched by AmbaSat as a Kickstarter Project
The AmbaSat-1 is a tiny space satellite kit that you assemble and code yourself and is now available — watch the demonstration video via this...
Rocket Lab to Launch Rideshare Mission for Spaceflight
The mission is Rocket Lab’s seventh Electron launch overall and the company’s third for 2019, continuing Rocket Lab’s average monthly launch ...
ESA and GomSpace to Tackle and Improve the Most Critical Areas of Smallsat Systems and Subsystems
will tackle the most critical technology areas that could enable the use of small satellites for a science mission with a launch date as early as 2028.
Sky and Space Global and GOMSpace's Heads Agree ... to Engage in Smallsats Agreement
The new agreement includes a delivery of the first batch of eight smallsats by Q1 2020 — and an optional batch of eight more smallsats planned for ...
AxelGlobe EO Service from Axelspace Set for Rollout
AxelGlobe is a next-generation Earth Observation (EO) platform constructed by Axelspace, where dozens of smallsats on-orbit monitor the...
Arianespace Selected by exactEarth to Launch the OHB Luxspace-Built ESAIL Satellite
The ESAIL satellite will be launched in a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) at an altitude of 515 km. on a Vega SSMS rideshare flight in 2019 from the...
OneWeb Partners with Intellian for User Terminals
The user terminals will be the units provided to customers to enable the high-speed, low latency service that the global satellite constellation will...
FMC GlobalSat to Gain Access to the LeoSat Constellation's Connectivity Offerings
The LeoSat constellation plans to comprise up to 108 HTS communications satellites interconnected in a mesh network through laser links.
New Test Facility for SpinLaunch Breaks Ground at Spaceport America
SpinLaunch, which was founded in 2014 and last year announced a $40 million Series A financing round funded by Airbus Ventures, Google...
Critical Smallsat Development Successfully Demo'd in Record Time by Northrop Grumman for DARPA Program
Northrop Grumman led a unique team of commercial suppliers to deliver a 150 kg. smallsat from concept to orbit in 20 months. Traditional satellites of ...
U.S. Special Operations Command Awards Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Smallsat Contract to n-Ask Inc.
The work will be performed primarily at the n~Ask Colorado facility. The period of performance is scheduled to run through September 2020.
X2nSat's Two Items; LeoSat Signs More than $2 Billion in Commercial Agreements Including X2nSat's Healthcare Venture
while the list of companies launching “build it and they will come” mega satellite constellations continues to grow... at more than $2 billion clearly
Rocket Lab Successfully Launched Three USAF Satellites
Rocket Lab successfully launched their STP-27RD mission on their Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand...