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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…
Open Cosmos

Open Cosmos to develop the smallsat NanoMagSat Constellation concept

Open Cosmos has announced their latest contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the NanoMagSat mission concept. The NanoMagSat mission concept consist of a smallsat constellation to monitor the Earth’s…
TROPICS

Tropics satellites will help track storms this hurricane season

Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st and several new weather satellites (TROPICS) will collect valuable data to improve hurricane forecasting this year.  Hurricanes, also called tropical cyclones, are large, rotating storms that…
NRO

NRO awards new contracts to BlackSky, Maxar, Planet for satellite imagery

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) said the 10-year deals with three companies are the agency's largest ever commercial contracting effort The NRO called these awards the agency’s “largest-ever commercial imagery contracting…
Leaders

Leaders of four nations unveil maritime monitoring initiative

Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia have agreed to launch a satellite-based initiative to help countries in the Indo-Pacific region track illegal fishing and other suspicious maritime activities. The maritime monitoring…
Transporter-5

Transporter-5 dedicated smallsat rideshare mission launched by SpaceX

SpaceX's Transporter-5 mission launched several dozen payloads on its fifth dedicated rideshare mission May 25, illustrating the continued demand for such missions even as dedicated small launch vehicles emerge. The Falcon 9 lifted off…
Project Kuiper

Project Kuiper: Amazon’s historic launch investment

Amazon continues to deliver on its roadmap for Project Kuiper, a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite system designed to provide fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Amazon say they are excited…
AOM

AOM (Arctic Observing Mission) to enhance Arctic weather observations

The Arctic Observing Mission (AOM) pending approval, plans to send two satellites into highly elliptical orbits to maximize their view of northern regions while gathering data on meteorological conditions, greenhouse gases, air quality…
LEO

LEO Satellite Broadband Market Outlook

LEO satellite broadband connectivity's demand has been ever increasing. As of 2020, there were one billion broadband subscriptions including Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable, or fiber-optic broadband services. Telecoms have been working…

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