Recent Satellite Operator News
Notes from Explore 19 Conference Include SuperDove's Next-Generation PlanetScope's Interoperability
Will discussed details about the Next Generation Planetscope, which includes 4-band, 5-band and 8-band PlanetScope imagery powered by SuperDove.
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
SSPI UK Reveals Space & Satellite Personality of the Year ... He's From Goonhilly
Goonhilly has an extraordinary way of touching and inspiring many people. Just as it did to me a few years ago.
U.S. Navy's MUOS SATCOM System Now Operationally Effective
Known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), this is a U.S. Navy-led effort that provides essential narrowband satellite communications for ...
ORBCOMM Solves Pottle's Transportation Needs for Fleet-Wide Trailer Monitoring Solution
The ORBCOMM devices can be installed externally on trailers in about 10 minutes, even when the asset is loaded, making Pottle’s deployments quick ..
Marlink and Intelsat Renew and Expand ... Maritime Services Multi-Year Agreement
The multi-year agreement will deliver additional throughput to vessels via multiple layers of space-based coverage, ensuring that ship owners and...
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)...
"Encore" Says BBC Studios and Distribution Deal with MEASAT and Globecast
BBC Earth HD shares the wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD provides pre-school age learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, home, family...
SpaceX Just Filed a Request to Run 30,000 More Starlink Satellites in Orbit
The company wants permission to turn its proposed mega-constellation into a behemoth in low Earth orbit. But its motives are unclear.
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.
Ten Years of On-Orbit Success for the Northrop Grumman-Built STSS Satellites
Continuing to operate today, the STSS satellites provide critical support for missile and national defense. Two STSS satellites were launched into LEO...
'The First' Delivered by Barge ... Thales Alenia Space's Container for Spacebus' NEO Telecom Satellite
From sea to space: the journey begins to bring connectivity for Africa and Europe
Orbital Micro Systems' IOD-1 GEMS Satellite Reveals Eyewall Replacement Cycle of Typhoon Hagibis
delivered exceptional spatial resolution and sensitivity in providing imagery ... competitive with multi-billion-dollar government programs performing
Kymeta to Participate in Viasat’s Government Terminal Modification Kit Program
Enabling interoperability between Kymeta’s terminals and Viasat’s SATCOM networks provides assurance to U.S. Department of Defense ...
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 ...
BBC ... Typhoon Hagibis: Satellites Show Japan Rivers in Flood
Photos from the BBC reveal the results of one of Japan's biggest typhoons to have decimated the countryside in decades.
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...
Launched from Northrop Grumman's Pegasus® XL Rocket ... NASA's ICON Satellite
This launched marked the 44th overall flight of the world’s first, privately-developed, commercial space launch vehicle, and ICON marks the ninth...
USAF Says "Go" Times Eight ... Selects Eight Commercial Firms for Launch Services
Contracts must be flexible and responsive to meet the challenges facing the warfighter. The program balances technology, mission risk, and...