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August 26th, 2019
 
 
Arianespace to Launch the Ovzon-3 Satellite
Ovzon-3 will have a mass at liftoff of approximately 1,500 kg. and will be placed in geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle in...
 
KLEOS Space Funding to Initiate Procurement of Second Smallsats Cluster
The procurement of Kleos' 2nd cluster of satellites can now commence and the launch in 2020 will be booked over the coming months. The second...
 
Second Successful Qualification Test by Northrop Grumman of the Attitude Control Motor for NASA's Orion Launch Abort System
Preliminary results indicate all eight high pressure valves on the motor performed as expected under hot temperature conditions. The qualification...
 
Australia and Europe Take a Big Step Forward Into Space ... Together
“Having the Australian Space Agency to pursue these opportunities will play a big part in us reaching our goal of tripling the size of our space sector to $12 billion..."
 
Ready-To-Fly Satellite Computers to be Developed by RUAG Space and Kubos Corporation
This agreement is an important first step for KubOS and secure open source, which has been a mainstay of the nanosatellite market, to the larger...
 
Big Questions Regarding Space to Possibly be Answered by a Smallsat from Israel
The ULTRASAT, projected to launch in 2023, will operate in an ultraviolet range of light, normally invisible to us, with a very large field of view....
 
Development Contract for GomSpace Subsidiary and the European Space Agency
This new contract will enable GomSpace to take constellation management and the MCOP product to the next level. Additional features will be added...
 
Riding on SpaceX's First Smallsat Rideshare Mission Will be the Momentus Vigoride Orbital Shuttle
Momentus’ Vigoride orbital shuttle will carry multiple customer satellites, with a total mass up to 250 kg., each to its own custom orbit on a mission...
 
NSR's Satellite Constellations: A Critical Analysis, 2nd Edition, Published
 Success of constellations can revolutionize the industry. But what if they fail, and if the industry needs to change course, what is the resulting fall-out?
 
Get SAT and U.K.’s GRC Get Together for a Strategic Cooperation Relationship 
to offer solutions that would have proved impossible due to unique vehicle requirements and even to develop their own magnetic mount, for walk on fit,
 
General Atomics Orbital Test Bed Satellite Payload Commissioning is Underway
DSAC is a miniaturized, ultra-precise, mercury-ion atomic clock intended to support deep space navigation and exploration. It was designed and built at...
 
MILSATCOM Earth Station Infrastructure Upgrade Contracted to Speedcast Government
This contract will ensure the DoD has the most current hardware including amplifiers, receivers, and power supplies necessary to provide highly...
 
Kacific Selects the ABS Subic Bay Teleport for their Kacific1 Satellite First Level Ground Support
Kacific1 will be a pioneering High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to be located over Asia-Pacific using Ka-band spot beams for extremely cost-efficient...
 
Astranis' First Satellite to Launch Via a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
Astranis aims to address the market of people who don’t currently have broadband internet access, which is still a huge number globally, and they...