Virgin Orbit’s chief executive said Feb. 7 that a problem with a relatively inexpensive part may be linked to the failure of the company’s latest launch last month.
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The U.S. Space Force will use funds that Congress added to the 2023 defense budget to buy WGS-12, a wideband communications satellite made by Boeing.
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NASA is still working to refine an architecture for the next phases of its Artemis lunar exploration campaign which it now expects to roll out in April.
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The Pathfinder 2 military transponder will give the U.S. access to communications services during the entire lifetime of Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus.
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Executives with plans to connect satellites directly to smartphones sparred at the SmallSat Symposium Feb. 7 over which spectrum strategy will lead to success in this emerging market.
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The space industry does not expect its growth to be dampened by congestion or doom-and-gloom narrative, executives said Feb. 7 at the SmallSat Symposium.
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Small satellite manufacturers should prepare for the emergence of rideshare flights on the SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy launch vehicle, according to panelists speaking Feb. 7 at the SmallSat Symposium here.
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Anuvu said Feb. 7 it is leasing ground infrastructure from Canadian satellite operator Telesat for a geostationary constellation it expects to start deploying this year.
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French space services company Exotrail announced Feb. 7 it has raised $58 million to scale up production of electric thrusters and expand efforts to provide in-space transportation services.
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Intuitive Machines is moving the landing site for its first lunar lander mission to the south polar region of the moon, a decision that will generate more revenue for the company but could delay the lander’s launch.
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SpaceX successfully launched the Amazonas Nexus telecoms satellite Feb. 6, which will fuel Spanish operator Hispasat’s Americas expansion while carrying a payload for the U.S. Space Force.
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EchoStar Corporation, a U.S. operator with around $1.6 billion in cash, is preparing to disrupt the market for connecting IoT devices after ordering satellites it needs for global services next year.
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U.S. defense contractor CACI signed an agreement with the U.S. Army to collaborate on the development of space sensors and payloads for positioning, navigation and timing.
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In-space propulsion specialist Busek revealed its role in helping OneWeb recover from the sudden loss of Fakel satellite thrusters after Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
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World View, the stratospheric ballooning company that announced plans to go public last month, is emphasizing remote sensing, and not tourism, as its primary market for the next several years.
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U.S. and Indian officials agreed this week to expand civil space cooperation, including training Indian astronauts and flying payloads on commercial lunar landers.
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The White House on Feb. 3 announced the appointment of new members to President Biden’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
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Ovzon said Feb. 3 the launch of its first satellite has been pushed out by at least another five months after manufacturing delays forced it to swap out Arianespace for SpaceX.
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