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February 18th, 2019
 
 
NASA's Newest Mission is Ambitious ... $242 Million and Plans to Explore Origins of Universe
Astronomers will use the mission to gather data on more than 300 million galaxies, as well as more than 100 million stars in our own Milky Way.
 
Speedcast and Newtec Cook Up a Solution ...  Create New Domestic Hub for Cook Islands' Remote Islands 
With a new Newtec Dialog hub solution by Speedcast, Cook Islands residents on the outer islands will have significantly improved capability to connect to 
 
Arianespace and Open Cosmos Sign Launch Contract
Launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana using a Soyuz rocket, the CubeSat deployment platform is a key to the commercial offering...
 
Ball Aerospace's Spacecraft Selected by NASA to Investigate the History of the Universe
The Medium-class Explorer will probe the origin of the universe, evolution of galaxies and explore whether planets around stars could harbor life 
 
Time-Sensitive Target Mission Payloads Demonstration (TSTMPD) BAA Posted
The objective of this effort is to advance space-based payload and enabling technology concepts that support attack operations against time-sensitive...
 
Sierra Nevada Mountains Snow Inundation Captured by NASA
In many areas, snow reports have been coming in feet not inches. Back-to-back storms in February dropped 11 feet (3 meters) of snow on Mammoth Mountain...
 
Threats in Space Finds the Aerospace Industry Outpacing and Taking Action
In this threat environment, the 2018 National Defense Strategy challenged the Department of Defense to “deliver performance at the speed of relevance.”
 
The STN Dob Teleport Receives the WTA's Full Tier 3 Certification
STN becomes the first teleport in Slovenia to achieve full certification and bring the number of fully-certified teleports around the world to 26...
 
Russia Planning for Angara-A5 Rocket Launch in December
The first launch of the Angara rocket occurred in 2014 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos...
 
Hiber's Internet of Things SmallSat Tested for Space
Evaluation of a test smallsat took place in ESA’s metal-walled Hybrid European Radio Frequency and Antenna Test Zone (Hertz) at the Agency’s...
 
SSTL's RemoveDEBRIS Satellite Has Removed Debris ... Successful Capture Mission
The harpoon was fired at a speed of 20 meters per second and penetrated a target made of satellite panel material.  The harpoon and 1.5 meter target...
 
Satcom Global's Aura VSAT Upgraded to iDirect's Velocity Platform
The Velocity platform equips the Aura network with advanced mobility capabilities, ensuring vessels using the VSAT service maintain a high-quality...
 
OneWeb Receives £18 Million from UK Space Agency for Next Gen Satellite Constellation 
A global communications network in space, the system will be initially comprised of approximately 650 satellites and will scale to more than 900...
 
Israel's Historic Mission to the Moon ... Now Underway
Once launched, the spacecraft will start a long and complex orbit. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral...