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Tom Choi's Airspace Internet Exchange Launches Saturn Satellite Networks to Build GEO Satellite Platforms
Built entirely in the USA with heritage-based payload and bus components, Nationsat features a full-digital payload and 2.5 kW bus design that enables...
 
Japanese-Built Water-Propelled Smallsat to Launch from ISS Next Year
If the experimental satellite with a microthruster using water as a propellant operates successfully, it would promote the practical use of one- to 10-...
 
OneWeb Expands Operations Presence in London Offering New Jobs
This commitment also strengthens the partnership between OneWeb and the UK Space Agency (UKSA), which invested £18 million in OneWeb’s...
 
The First Rideshare Mission for Spaceflight to Lift Off Later This Month
This mission, also called “Make It Rain” by Rocket Lab as a nod to the weather in Seattle and New Zealand, represents Spaceflight’s first of five...
 
Blue Canyon Technologies' Dozen Spacecraft Doing Their Various Jobs ... Success Results in a Larger Production Facility
As a result Blue Canyon Technologies has doubled in size over the past 12 months and will open a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters and production 
 
A Novel Tilting Satellite Dispenser Designed and Built by RUAG Space Proves Itself in the Radarsat Constellation Mission
This Dispenser system connected the spacecraft to the launcher and ensured safe separation in orbit using a first-of-its-kind tilting mechanism...
 
Ten Million Euros to Fund the First Demonstration of GLoT by NanoAvionics, KSAT and Antwerp Space
The funding is for the first demonstration of the pre-cursor stage of the Global Internet of Things (GIoT) smallsat constellation with one or more IoT/M2M...
 
Purdue's Space Trash Collection Plan ... Sail to Smoother and Safer Reentry
Though the chances are extremely low of the space objects crashing to Earth and causing injury or damage, there is still a slight risk of that happening.
 
Ursa and HawkEye 360 Join Forces to Develop Geospatial Information Solutions
The companies will work together to develop new geospatial information solutions that combine synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data with radio...
 
Advanced Orbital Maneuvering Demo to be Incorporated by ThrustMe into the GomSpace GOMX-5 ESA Mission
ThrustMe has been selected by GomSpace for the GOMX-5 ESA mission to demonstrate advanced maneuvers for the satellite constellations of...
 
China Set to Launch New Amateur Satellite with “Sail Ball” Stabilization
CAMSAT said many students are now members, “learning Amateur Radio satellite communication and experience[ing] endless fun.”
 
SpaceX Starlink Could Soon Initiate Services Over North America
If SpaceX can launch those extra rockets, and each successfully carries 60 satellites, then an optimistic forecast could see consumers and businesses ...
 
Clyde Space Delivers NSLSat-1 to Vostochny Cosmodrome for Launch
This advanced 6U cubesat will demonstrate highly disruptive technology providing Ka-band communications from LEO. It is equipped with an...
 
SSTL's Successful 'Selfie' Reveals Deployment of De-Orbit Drag Sail on TechDemoSat-1
is designed to significantly increase the spacecraft’s rate of orbital decay, in compliance with current Space Debris Mitigation best practice and guidelines. 
 
Do You Know Where Your Reindeer Are? Globalstar and PrismaQuality Finland Know...
Since trialing its ReindeerApp and collar less than a year ago, newly-signed Globalstar Value Added Reseller PrismaQuality Finland has seen rapid...
 
Spacecraft's MITRE Antenna Gains Faster Satellite Data for Government Communications and ISR Missions
This new class of antennas has a novel electromechanical interface that eliminates the need for radio frequency connectors, reducing cost, weight and size.
 
Atlas Space Operations in Traverse City Tracking and Predicting Weather Through 20 Small Satellites
The satellites will collect 50,000 data points every day, measuring reflective energy to help predict hurricanes and other weather phenomena.
 
Innovative Solutions in Space Selected to Bring their HyTI Imager to Fruition
The mission will test several novel technologies including an interferometric imaging approach for acquiring the spectral data, and NASA/JPL’s Barrier ...
 
Launch Site Flagged for Australian Electronic Warfare Satellites
It aims to provide the first fully Australian developed, owned and operated space based Electronic Warfare capability.
 
M-ARGO Mission Assigned to GomSpace by European Space Agency
Under the contract, GomSpace will be in charge of preliminary design of the mission, spacecraft and implementation planning. A “12U” cubesat...