Recent Regulatory/Government News
Gilat Satellite Approaching NIS 2 Billion Acquisition by Unnamed Multinational
The deal’s value reflects a 25% premium on Gilat’s market capitalization on market open Sunday
Iran Says Getting Ready for Satellite Launch
Iranian officials did not acknowledge the mishap until satellite imagery showed the explosion, which officials blamed on a technical malfunction.
Egypt is Set to Launch a Program for the Manufacturing of Small Satellites in Universities
nine satellites launched into space from 1998 to 2019 by Egypt’s Nilesat and the Egyptian government, Egypt currently tops the chart for the highest number of satellites launched by an African nation.
Iran's Home-Made Satellite Zafar Ready for Launch
Zafar is a 90 kg remote-sensing satellite equipped with colour cameras and can be used for surveying oil reserves, mines, jungles and natural disasters ...
"And We are Off" ... Arianespace Sends Telecommunication Satellites Soaring for Eutelsat and ISRO
"And we are off, Ariane 5 is blazing a trail across the equatorial skies," said the announcer... for Arianespace's first flight of the new year and new decade ...
March Lift-Off for UAE's Falcon Eye 2 Satellite
The UAE will be launching the second version of its military satellite early March, about seven months after a European rocket lost the first one in space.
‘Operating in Space: Current Multilateral Policy Issues and Challenges’, by Her Excellence Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore
This should provide inspiration for discussions on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space under the UN Disarmament Committee in New York and the Conference of Disarmament in Geneva.
Pence Swears In First Chief of Space Operations at White House Event
"I was around when the President made that decision and I can tell you, he never hesitated. He knew right away there was no one more qualified or more prepared ..."
China Lofts Remote Sensing Satellite and Two Argentinian Smallsats
The satellite, belonging to the Jilin-1 satellite family (also named Red Flag-1 H9) was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 10:53 a.m., Beijing...
Space Milestones: Here are the Missions to Look Forward to in 2020
It will also, if successful, be the furthest distance from Earth that a spacecraft which is capable of carrying humans has ever flown. The Orion spacecraft is comprised of the ...
Telesat's LEO Satellite Constellation, Ball Aerospace and General Dynamics Mission Systems Enlist Their Services for U.S. Air Force
A key priority for military planners is having access to a proliferated commercial LEO satellite system that can be far more robust and resilient in the event of attack versus ...
World Teleport Association's Top Operator Rankings for 2019... Global 20, Independent 10, and Fast 10
A new year and new decade, and with these milestones, so it is that the World Teleport Association (WTA) published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2019.
Scientist Invents New 'Light Sail' that Could Speed-Up Space Travel, Help Reach Closest Star to Sun
would be able to reach the nearest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri, in about 21 years, despite being a daunting 4,244 light-years away from Earth.
Northrop Grumman to Rapidly Develop Open Architecture Radio for U.S. Air Force
... SPOC solution will provide the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center with an air-to-ground and air-to-air communications capability across four radio frequency waveforms ...
How Would the Space Force Wage War?
" ... are unable to do that, which has prompted military officials to warn that China and Russia could easily shoot them down, jam their signals, or blind their cameras.”
New Space Force Chief to be Sworn in Tuesday at White House
"The Space Force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground."
Clumps in Space? NASA's Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter
... found that dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known. This result confirms one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted "cold dark matter" ...
Putin's “Satellite Killer” Broke Up In Space
... equipped to hit land- and sea-based targets with long-range precision weapons such as hypersonic missiles, possibly clearing the way for Navy vessels in the event of conflict.
Frequency Electronics' Rubidium Atomic Clock Passes Muster Possibly for U.S.A.F.'s GPS IIIF Satellite
The Air Force’s GPS IIIF satellites will add new capabilities, technology and resiliency to the next-generation GPS III satellites currently in production and launching to help ...
South Korea's Chollian-2B Satellite Scheduled for February Launch by Arianespace
The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) stated that this is the first time a GEMS (Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer) has...