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Kepler and Cobham SATCOM Partner Offering 'User Terminal-as-a-Service'
new service was announced to eliminate barriers to widespread adoption of high capacity data services over Kepler’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network.
 
China's Two Launches Total Eight
The KZ-1A lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert ... and China also launched five new remote-sensing satellites ...
 
'Rosie' Rocks Rocket Lab
The newly installed, custom-built, 140 sq/meter robot enables the precision machining of Electron’s carbon composite structures, including stage 1...
 
NRO's Smallsats Launched
Led by NRO’s Advanced Systems and Technology (AS&T) directorate, the two cubesats are part of the NRO’s IMPACT project – an R&D effort to...
 
GomSpace's Didymoon Objective
Travel to the Didymos binary asteroid system is the goal. Juventas is a 6U cubesat that contains a low frequency radar as the primary payload and...
 
ATLAS and Aevum Partner for USAF's ASLON-45 LEO Mission
The partnership expands on the existing collaboration between the companies with the $4.9 million ASLON-45 mission, which will provide LEO...
 
Industry First ... $50M in Funding for EO to BlackSky from Intelsat
BlackSky is in the process of expanding its constellation of smallsats that the company declares "will deliver the highest revisit rate in the industry."
 
Building a Dozen ... NanoAvionics Builds Nano-satellites for aLeMPSat Research Mission
the Plasma Source and Application Center and CaLeMPSat will test miniature Hall effect thrusters that operate at power classes never before achieved.
 
SpaceX Success as 60 Starlink Satellites Launch From Repurposed Falcon 9 Rocket
Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Iridium-7, SAOCOM-1A, and Nusantara Satu missions, and this Starlink mission's fairing was previously...
 
Kepler's World's First High-Bandwidth Satellite for Scientists Adrift on an Arctic Ice Sheet 
hundreds of scientists and operations crew will remain locked into the Arctic ice sheet ... The team will spend the next 12 months drifting
 
SSTL Ships Target Satellite to Tokyo for Astroscale's ELSA-d Mission
The ELSA-d mission is designed to simulate capture of orbital debris and validate key technologies for end-of-life spacecraft retrieval and disposal ...
 
Rocket Lab is "Running Out Of Fingers" for their Upcoming Tenth, Launch of Smallsats
As part of a first stage block upgrade, Electron’s booster will include guidance and navigation hardware, including S-band telemetry and...
 
Australia's Department of Defence Awards CyberOps Smallsat Security Development Contract
The contract with CyberOps aims to improve Australia’s growing sovereign space industry by increasing the security and resilience of the nation's military space systems...
 
SSTL Engages in a NovaSAR-1 Tasking and Data Acquisition Arrangement with the Philippines
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has the ability to image the Earth through cloud cover and at night, and DOST-ASTI will use data from NovaSAR-1 in...
 
Arctic High-Bandwidth Satellite Service for the Largest Polar Expedition Successfully Implemented by Kepler
Kepler’s two polar-orbiting satellites are being used to transfer data for scientists taking part in MOSAiC, the most extensive research expedition...
 
Cubesat Products from GomSpace to be Supplied to the United Arab Emirates University
GomSpace Group AB’s business operations are mainly conducted through the wholly-owned Danish subsidiary, GomSpace A/S, with operational...
 
The ALE Sky Canvas Shooting Star Project Satellite Gets the Spaceflight Treatment for a Rocket Lab Electron Launch
The mission, called “Running Out of Fingers” by Rocket Lab to signify the company's tenth mission, represents Spaceflight’s third launch with Rocket Lab...
 
Hiber's Smallsat IoT Network is Now Live
Hiber launched its first two satellites from sites in Sriharikota, India and California, USA, in November and December, 2018. It will be launching its...
 
Forrester Reports: Another Billion Being Sought by OneWeb
OneWeb wants to circle the planet with an initial batch of 650 satellites for broadband services...
 
Horizon Technologies at Airborne ISR Conference Talk Trends ... SIGINT Platforms, FlyingFish™ and More
Beckner gave a presentation on trends in Sat Phone SIGINT for ISR and emphasized how airborne and ground-based strategic SIGINT platforms...