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Fleet's Centauri I and II Smallsats Launch Plans Unveiled by Fleet Space Technologies
The first of Fleet Space Technologies’ nanosatellites is under contract to launch with Spaceflight aboard an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle...
 
UPDATE: A New Telecomm Band for Smallsats Is Investigated by Reaktor Space Lab and VTT Technical Research Center
A smallsat to be constructed as part of the project will feature a Finnish platform and radio transmitter. As the number of satellites and the speed...
 
UK-Based Oxford Space Systems Garners Millions in Funding
Oxford Space Systems (OSS) builds satellites, including deployable antennas and structures, that are lighter, less complex and cost less than...
 
A Launch Trilogy for Rocket Lab and a Noteworthy New Customer — Canon Electronics
All three missions will lift off from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the MÄ
 
Development Contract Awarded to GomSpace by ESA
The scope of the project is the development of a novel product called the Mega-Constellations Operations Platform (“MCOP”) that will become a key...
 
Aerospace Corporation Proposes Launch Unit Standards for Smallsats
CSPS’s new Setting the Standard: Launch Units for the SmallSat Era paper discusses the implementation of a launch standard for medium-class...
 
Audacy's Inter-Satellite Data Relay Network Receives FCC License to Operate
Audacy will build a relay network that provides spacecraft operators with continuous, real-time connectivity - anywhere from the launch pad to lunar ...
 
Comtech EF Data and Kepler Communications' Solutions to Result in Rapidly Deployable Satellite Communications
will open new business opportunities that necessitate real-time connectivity to satellites, reducing costly and difficult to deploy ground infrastructure. 
 
Microsemi Clocks in a New CSAC for LEO Applications
As the newest member of Microsemi’s CSAC product family, the Commercial Space CSAC provides excellent drift performance and built-in 1 pulse per second (PPS) input...
 
An Integration Agreement has been Signed by RBC Signals with Spaceit
As part of the agreement, Spaceit will integrate with RBC Signals’ global ground station network APIs in order to make it easier for satellite operators...
 
Alba Orbital Limited's First ... Five PocketQubes Are Ready for Cluster 2 Rideshare Mission
getting a satellite to orbit has traditionally cost six figures, taken years and prone to many delays. Alba’s Launch Cluster 2 alleviate these problems...
 
DARPA's Blackjack Smallsat Program Proposals are Due in a Few Days
The companies selected must then develop "highly networked, resilient, and persistent DoD payloads that provide over-the-horizon sensing...
 
Both a New Launch Window and Manifest Additions for Rocket Lab Mission
‘It’s Business Time’ will launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, the world’s only private orbital launch facility. The site is licensed...
 
Brown University Goes 'Cubist' and Sends Rhode Island's First Satellite Soaring
The satellite cost just $3,776 to make. The team bought the parts off the internet ... they built the solar panels from scrap pieces of larger panels. 
 
NanoRacks Launches 15 SmallSats
The NanoRacks External Cygnus Deployer (ENRCSD) is installed on the exterior of the Cygnus service module with the capability to deploy satellites...
 
Ohio State University's First Smallsat Launched
Project leader Joel Johnson, a professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State, stated that the growth of man-made...
 
BridgeSat’s Agreement with ICEYE Provides Laser Satellite Terminals and Data Services to Microsatellite SAR Constellation
"...pioneers seek out other pioneers to change the world. They’re the first to commercialize laser-based free space optical communication and ... "
 
Lunar Comms Satellite Plus Two Smallsats Launched by China
The Chang’e-4 relay satellite, accompanied by two microsatellites, lifted off atop a Long March 4C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre at ...
 
University of Nairobi Encourages Others to Participate in Space Technology After Successful Satellite Launch
It is the first outer space object registered by Kenya and the first Kenyan Satellite that has gone into space orbit.
 
Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) to Attend Two Industry Conferences with New Smallsat Technologies In Hand
SFL, which was established in 1998 as a self-sustaining specialty lab at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), has...