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January 28th, 2020
 
 
SpaceX Delays, Again ... Tuesday's Launch of Starlink Satellites Scrubbed  
SpaceX is leveraging its experience in building rockets and spacecraft to deploy the world's most advanced broadband internet system.
 
JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B Prepped by Arianespace for Launch
Both spacecraft, which will be deployed in geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) during the Arianespace mission, are undergoing their preparation...
 
A Stunner from Eutelsat to the FCC + Forrester Reports on the CBA
Eutelsat in its FCC filing on January 23rd told the FCC that the CBA’s suggestions are “fatally flawed” because the auction value of the licenses...
 
An EO Contract Received by QinetiQ from ESA for Smallsat Development
The new 75 million euros contract will see the company develop and assemble the ALTIUS satellite at its new state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities...
 
UK to Launch £5Billion Galileo Replacement as MoD Identifies EU 'Security Flaw'
“So if satellites suddenly failed to work, the impact on all our lives would be colossal.
“With falling costs and advancing technologies, we now see space as the extinction of Earth.
 
Iridium's CloudConnect Debuts via AWS to Extend IoT Global Services
This new service combines Iridium® IoT capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT and cloud services extending customers’ IoT reach to...
 
Collaboration Between Inmarsat and ITC Global Will Offer Broadband Solutions
TC Global will offer Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service, incorporating the Ka-band solution into its existing range of Ku-band connectivity services. Fleet...
 
Speedcast to Deploy Newtec's Dialog® Platform
The deployment will enable Speedcast to respond to the exponential demand for high-speed connectivity on board cruise ships and may also be...
 
Aethera’s New RF Power Processing Unit for Ad Astra's VASIMR® Engine Passes Milestone
The test was one completed one of the three remaining major technology milestones in the NextSTEP Partnership Program contract with NASA for the maturation of the VASIMR engine.
 
How NASA's Webb Telescope Will Continue Spitzer's Legacy
"The diversity of atmospheres around terrestrial worlds is probably beyond our wildest imaginations. Getting any information about air on these planets is going to be very useful."
 
AAC Clyde Space to Work with Intuitive Machines to Empower a Lunar Lander Mission
The Starbuck Mini is AAC Clyde Space's most powerful and cost-efficient power system for advanced space missions, with strong flight heritage and...
 
Boeing and DirecTV Are Scrambling to Move a Satellite Before it Explodes
Spaceway-1 suffered thermal damage to its batteries as the result of a “major anomaly” in December. Boeing did an evaluation that showed “a significant risk that these battery cells could burst”...