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Both a New Launch Window and Manifest Additions for Rocket Lab Mission
‘It’s Business Time’ will launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, the world’s only private orbital launch facility. The site is licensed...
 
Brown University Goes 'Cubist' and Sends Rhode Island's First Satellite Soaring
The satellite cost just $3,776 to make. The team bought the parts off the internet ... they built the solar panels from scrap pieces of larger panels. 
 
NanoRacks Launches 15 SmallSats
The NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployer (ENRCSD) is installed on the exterior of the Cygnus service module with the capability to deploy satellites...
 
Ohio State University's First Smallsat Launched
Project leader Joel Johnson, a professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State, stated that the growth of man-made...
 
BridgeSat’s Agreement with ICEYE Provides Laser Satellite Terminals and Data Services to Microsatellite SAR Constellation
"...pioneers seek out other pioneers to change the world. They’re the first to commercialize laser-based free space optical communication and ... "
 
Lunar Comms Satellite Plus Two Smallsats Launched by China
The Chang’e-4 relay satellite, accompanied by two microsatellites, lifted off atop a Long March 4C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre at ...
 
University of Nairobi Encourages Others to Participate in Space Technology After Successful Satellite Launch
It is the first outer space object registered by Kenya and the first Kenyan Satellite that has gone into space orbit.
 
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Attend Two Industry Conferences with New Smallsat Technologies In Hand
SFL, which was established in 1998 as a self-sustaining specialty lab at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), has...
 
UAE Space Agency and Universities Organize the Preliminary Design of MeznSat
will provide insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf, enabling more accurate predictions of algal blooms ...
 
Precise, Autonomous SmallSat Formation Flight from Space Flight Laboratory Scores the Canadian Alouette Award
Established in 1998 at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) was the developer of the...
 
Design Underway by German Orbital Systems and Space Structures for Advanced CubeSat Solar Array
The "ELSA-CS" solar panel makes use of a modular architecture, allowing for reconfiguration for various missions, ensuring versatility and easy...
 
Orbital ATK's Next Cygnus ISS Resupply Mission with SmallSats Aboard Set for May 20
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus capsule will host multiple payloads sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory (managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space). These...
 
Analytical Space and NanoRacks Prepare for CubeSat to Downlink Data Using Laser Communication
will be sending up a CubeSat with the purpose of receiving transmission from the ground and/or from beta-test customer spacecraft already on orbit and ... 
 
Three SmallSats Launched from ISS
Three cubesats carrying Amateur Radio payloads, including one with a V/U linear transponder, were deployed from the International Space Station...
 
U.S. Army Satellites Involved in ACES RED Technology Demonstration by SMDC
We are taking different technologies and trying to advance them while reducing risks so other programs don't have to.
 
KSF Space's Second Annual MNSAT2018 Conference ... Big News on SmallSats
Last year's premier international conference on micro and nano satellites proved to be so successful that an encore conference will be taking place.
 
Sweden Planning to Develop and Build Europe's First Launchpad for SmallSats
More than 500 rockets and 500 high altitude balloons have been launched from the Esrange Space Centre  since the site was established in 1966 at...
 
The First Deep Space SmallSats are Alive and Well
Mars Cube One, or MarCO, are a pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft that launched along with NASA's InSight Mars lander at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT) on May 5 from...
 
Moving In... SSL Names Marks and Sarojak as New Members of the Firm's Leadership Team
Dario Zamarian, President, SSL, remarked that with these innovative and dynamic thinkers, the company is bringing a wealth of knowledge and ...
 
ORCAASat Being Built by University of Victoria, Canada, Students for a 2020 Launch
When a robotic arm on the International Space Station tosses the satellite into orbit in 2020, the satellite that’s no bigger than a two-liter carton of milk...