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Vega C

Vega C successfully lifts off on maiden flight

Europe’s new Vega C medium-lift rocket lifted off on its maiden flight July 13, carrying an Italian physics satellite and six cubesats. The four-stage rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 9:13 a.m. Eastern at the…
Air Force

Air Force to make decision on U.S Space Command relocation

Air Force will review concerns expressed by the DoD IG and GAO about the basing selection process, before making the final decision. A draft environmental assessment released July 13 by the Department of the Air Force…
MRV

MRV mission set to be launched by Northrop Grumman in 2024

This will be the debut of the company’s Mission Robotic Vehicle (MRV), a servicing spacecraft equipped with a robotic arm that will install propulsion jet packs on dying satellites. The first customer for the MRV is Optus, Australia’s…
Stellar Ventures

Stellar Ventures to produce laser crosslink terminals

Stellar Ventures published a fund with $23 million to invest in early-stage space-related startups.“The cost of launch has come down so much that any person with an innovative idea can bring it to market,” Stellar Ventures co-founder Celeste…
Office of Space Commerce

Office of Space Commerce developing architecture for traffic management

The Office of Space Commerce is expected to start developing an architecture for space traffic management, an initiative that has been bogged down by studies and lack of funding. That's what Chirag Parikh, executive secretary of the National…
DoD

DoD plans with 5G are being monitored by satellite companies

DoD could take advantage of low Earth orbit satellites to deliver 5G for mobile users. A $600 million DoD initiative to demonstrate 5G wireless networks at military bases nationwide is primarily focused on terrestrial communications…
NGSO

NGSO Broadband & 5G: the interference issue between them

In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, OneWeb urged the regulator to reject a request from satellite broadcaster Dish Network and spectrum holder RS Access to run two-way mobile services in the band which would harm the NGSO…
NetSat

NetSat project to help satellites coordinate tasks among them

The NetSat Project aims to launch four small satellites at the end of this year, to orbit the Earth and test formations with varying degrees of autonomy, with light-touch supervision from ground control. Space missions have long benefited…
D-Orbit

D-Orbit plans ambitious course for space logistics business

Space logistics company D-Orbit announced a $2 million contract June 9 with the European Space Agency to upgrade production of its ION Satellite Carrier. It was the latest win for the Italian firm with ambitious plans to offer a wide…
NOAA

NOAA, Microsoft & Xplore demonstrate cloud-based satellite operations

'NOAA is able to continue the operation of its legacy satellites without those costly capital investments to its ground infrastructure' - Kitay told SpaceNews. Over the last year, Microsoft and Xplore worked with the National Oceanic…
NASA

NASA to test complex swarm operations through Starling

NASA is preparing to launch Starling, its first satellite swarm. Instead of communicating directly with the four Starling cubesats, mission operators will send instructions to the swarm as a single entity. If successful, “swarms have…
DoD

DoD Satcom: Big money for military satellites, less for commercial services

DoD being poised to transition away from traditional satellite procurements toward greater reliance on commercial space services claims by government are not supported by procurements of bespoke satellites, analysts and industry executives. The…
DLR

DLR Technology To Bring Satellites More Computing Power

DLR is developing distributed and heterogeneous on-board computers for future space missions.Combination of radiation-resistant and commercially available processors that monitor each other and redistribute tasks in the event of an error.Successful…
TBIRD

TBIRD System Set To Provide Fastest Laser Link from Space

The Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 (PTD-3) mission, carrying the TeraByte InfraRed Delivery (TBIRD) system, will debut on May 25 as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-5 rideshare launch. TBIRD will showcase the high-data-rate capabilities…
Sony

Space laser communications business launched by Sony

Sony has formed a company to develop laser communications equipment for small satellites, drawing on optical disc technology it pioneered for CD players and other devices. The Japanese conglomerate said June 2 it founded Sony Space Communications…

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