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Smallsat Partnership Agreement Between Thales Alenia Space and HEMERIA
HEMERIA will offer its range of smallsats in the size segment from 8 to 27U and will benefit from the expertise of Thales Alenia Space to co-develop a...
 
New Capabilities and Services for Esrange Space Center Being Developed by SSC
A testbed for reusable rockets is currently being established and SSC aims at launching smallsats in a couple of years. In addition, SSC is now...
 
ESA's Education Office Now Recruiting Students to Train for Testing, Designing, and 'Driving' Spacecraft
without excessive mathematics or technical jargon from September 3 to 6, they will show students how ‘driving’ a spacecraft is different from designing it.
 
Lockheed Martin to Design Janus Deep Space Spacecraft for Near-Earth Asteroids
Janus will fly by two binary asteroids, or asteroids orbiting a common center of mass, to image the system using both visible and infrared cameras.
 
2Gen Space System to be Developed by GomSpace for UnseenLabs
The collaboration will result in further enhancement of the capabilities to provide disruptive spectrum monitoring services from space, featuring...
 
GateHouse Telecom's New Business Developer, He Will Assist As They Enter the Smallsat Market
to move in on the smallsat market, the company appointed the manufacturer of smallsat solutions GomSpace’s former Head of Systems Engineering, ...
 
Sri Lanka's First Step ... Two Students' Cubesat Launched from ISS
Raavana-1 was designed and developed by two Sri Lankan youth while studying space engineering at Japan's Kyushu Institute of Technology. The...
 
Lacuna Space and Semtech Successfully Test Global Coverage for LoRa® Technology Anywhere, No Matter How Remote
Lacuna's expanding LoRaWAN-based network coverage to the most remote regions is an incredible technical achievement. More users will ...
 
GomSpace's Difficult Solutions to Achieve Cash Flow Objectives ... Reduces Staff Including Executive Team
 The adjustments will not have an impact on the direction of the company and the ability to meet customer demands.
 
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.”