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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...
 
Market Forecast Publishes Their Small Satellites Analysis and Report
While all such satellites can be referred to as "small," different classifications are used to categorize them based on mass. Motivated by...
 
Astrome Gearing Up to Distribute Satellite Internet to Emerging Economies
The company has designed a satellite constellation that will complement terrestrial fiber and support the expansion of 4G and upcoming 5G networks...
 
UPDATE: Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Their "Look Ma No Hands" Mission + USAF Comments
Rocket Lab's Lift-off of the Look Ma, No Hands mission occurred at 12:12 UTC on August 19, 2019, from the company's ...
 
Viasat Selects Blue Canyon Technologies to Build MILSATCOM Smallsat for USAF Test Mission
BCT announced plans on August 19 to build a 12-unit cubesat bus equipped with Viasat’s Link 16 terminal to be launched in 2020. U.S. military...
 
Forrester Reports: SoftBank Writes Down Stake in OneWeb
SoftBank, via its Vision Fund, has invested two major tranches of cash into OneWeb. As part of its initial funding, the company received around $1 billion...
 
Iran Nears Completion of Their Pars 1 Satellite
Pars 1 is passing the final steps in SRI. He added that the research center is planning to design and produce remote sensing satellite Pars 2 and in...
 
FCC Dismisses ARRL, AMSAT Requests in Small Satellite Proceeding
suggested that the FCC adopt a “a bright line test” to define and distinguish satellites that should be permitted to operate under Amateur Satellite rules.
 
IoT Coverage Across Australia to Improve Thanks to Myriota and Optus Business Agreement
In a statement released on August 20, Myriota said the telco-nanosatellite agreement would offer low-cost, long battery life connectivity for millions of...
 
Proposals Selected by NASA for Smallsat Technologies Demos to Study Interplanetary Space
Both proposals, funded at $400,000 for nine month mission concept studies, were selected based on potential technology and science value...
 
Solicitations for the U.S.A.F.'s Orbital Services Program (OSP)-4 Released by SMC
OSP-4 is a follow-on to the OSP-3 contract that is set to expire in November. OSP-4 will allow for the rapid acquisition of launch services to...
 
Spire Global to Collaborate with Concirrus for Maritime Insurance Analytics
The company recently created Spire Maritime, which closed out 2018 with 160 percent year-over-year revenue growth. The new effort is pushing the...
 
History Making ICEYE Releases Spotlight Smallsat SAR Imagery
The new Spotlight imaging capability builds on ICEYE’s history-making, first small SAR satellite launch in January of 2018. Since that date, the company...
 
The International Astronautical Federation and GK Launch Services Offer a Free Ride for a 1U Cubesat
A joint IAF – GK Launch Services Selection Board will review the applications and select the winner, who will be announced at the IAC 2019...
 
Kleos Space to Address Market Demand with Orbit Change
The 37 degree orbital inclination gives the Kleos’ Scouting Mission1 cluster of four satellites improved data collection by a factor of between 2 and 4.5 times...
 
Smallsat Satellite Tracking Service Debuts from LeoLabs
LeoTrack, delivered as a web-based subscription, promises satellite operators a full range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking...
 
Spire Global and Kleos Space Engage in Technology Association for Maritime Safety
Kleos and Spire have entered into an agreement to cooperate on creating enhanced tools for maritime safety. The effort will support and augment ...
 
LeoLabs Unveils Commercial Satellite Tracking Service for Smallsat and Cubesat Operators
LeoTrack promises satellite operators a range of monitoring capabilities, including precision tracking of satellites, orbital state vectors, real-time orbit visualisation and more.
 
OneWeb's Global Ku- and Ka-Band Spectrum is Secured
OneWeb’s satellites have been transmitting at the designated frequencies in the correct orbit for more than 90 days, enabling OneWeb to meet the ...
 
Spaceflight Inc. Purchases First Commercial SSLV Mission from NewSpace India Limited 
Spaceflight has already sold-out the entire manifest for this secured SSLV-D2 launch with spacecraft from an undisclosed U.S.-based satellite...