Home >> News By Topic >> SmallSat News
Recent SmallSat News
 
 
No Melt Down for SpaceApps' ICE Cubes as they Reveal Capabilities at IAC 2019
ICE Cubes payloads (from as small as 1U) are ideal to conduct scientific experiments, perform R&D in space and pursue in-orbit demonstration ...
 
Kleos Space's Scouting Mission Satellites to Launch in Less Than Three Months
Kleos’ cluster of four satellites are confirmed as mission-ready for PSLV integration. Technical efforts have ensured the satellites will function with ...
 
Rocket Lab's Photon Satellite Platform to Handle Deliveries to Moon and Beyond
Rocket Lab will combine their Electron launch vehicle, Photon small spacecraft platform and a dedicated bulk maneuver stage to accomplish...
 
The AFRL's S5 Smallsat is the Focus of an On-Orbit Inspection Mission by the Organization's Mycroft Satellite
This effort will be a rendezvous between the experimental Mycroft satellite and a second experimental AFRL satellite called the Small Satellite Space Surveillance System, or S5...
 
As the Crow Flies ... And It Did as Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Launches Astro Digital's Smallsat
71 minutes after launch Electron’s Kick Stage's payload went to a circular orbit of more than 1,000 km. more than twice the altitude of any Electron
 
Narrow-Band IoT Successfully Tested by OQ Technology Using a Smallsat
The Tiger mission, which was approved and signed on July 26, 2019, demonstrates that NB-IoT technology can be used on flying Software-Defined Radio (SDR)...
 
Planet's Imagery Service Transitioned from the NGA to the NRO with a New Multi-Year Contract
Recognizing the importance of mission continuity, the scope of the new NRO contract is comparable to NGA’s previous contracts with Planet and...
 
ICEYE's Spotlight Imaging Mode Enables One Meter Radar Imaging from Constellation Available Commercially 
few comparable services worldwide, and ICEYE is the only organization to provide this capability as a commercial service from such small SAR microsatellites.
 
No Small Matter ... LeoLabs' Kiwi Space Radar Can Track Super Small Objects in LEO
designed to track approximately 250,000 additional objects down to 2 centimeters in size that account for most of the risk of collisions in space
 
As the Crow Flies ... Gettin' Ready for a New Zealand Launch
This mission will fly a Palisade technology demonstration satellite, a 16U CubeSat bus with on-board propulsion system ...
 
Valued at Up to $986 Million ... USAF SMC Selects Firefly Black as a Launch Service Provider
Firefly Black intends to bridge demand between pure small launch capability and that provided by the National Security Space Launch...
 
Virgin Orbit and the UK Partnership Brings RAF Test Pilot to the LauncherOne Team
Virgin Orbit has just commenced its first proper launch campaign, transporting its orbital test rocket to the Mojave Air and Space Port in...
 
DARPA Awards SEAKR Engineering with Blackjack LEO Demo Program Contract
DARPA's Blackjack program focuses on integrating commercial satellite technologies into a constellation of affordable, small, secure, and resilient ...
 
Out of Stealth Mode Comes SAR Satellite Space Company EOS Data Analytics
EOS SAR has been in stealth mode for more than two years. EOS has more than 5 years of experience in developing data analytics products and...
 
ICEYE and ST Engineering Geo-Insights Sign MoU for South East Asia Markets Support
ICEYE recently announced their three SAR satellite constellation is now available for commercial access, receiving significant attention in the global...
 
Smallsats from Rwanda and Egypt Launch from ISS
Among the cargo carried onboard the HTV-8 rocket were three smallsats (AQT-D, NARSScube-1 and RWASat-1) for deployment from the...
 
Perigee Aerospace Signs on to Use Southern Launch Rocket Facilities in South Australia
Signed at the 8th Space Forum in Adelaide, South Australia, the agreement sees the two New Space startups work together to launch small...
 
Kepler Communications to Begin First of Many Soyuz Launches with New Partners ISL and GK Launch Services
A launch agreement for the first two satellites of many more to follow has been signed with Kepler Communications, which will be working with ...
 
Orbit Fab Raises $3Million to Make Orbital Refueling Easier, Cheaper and More Accessible
"Elon [Musk] has been making rockets reusable — we thought it’s time that we make satellites reusable as well.”
 
Relativity Space Closes Series C Funding Round to Launch Entirely 3D Printed Rocket
Built from raw material to launch-ready in less than 60 days with a payload capacity up to 1250 kg., Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket is now upgraded to a...