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SSTL Signs Up for NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4's Launch on ISRO’s PSLV  
...Automatic Identification Receiver (AIS) receiver supplied by ComDev to track ships at sea. 
 
Boeing Lands Millennium Space Systems and Expands Their Satellite and Space Portfolio
The acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to close by the end of third quarter 2018, when Millennium Space Systems becomes...
 
UTIAS-SFL Students Win Significant Awards for their Technical Papers
Robert Magner won first place and a $10,000 check for his paper entitled, “Extending Target Tracking Capabilities through Trajectory and Momentum Setpoint Optimization.” Placing second...
 
Satellite Innovation — THE Meeting Place for Satellite Executives and Professionals
New for 2018 — Satellite Innovation will host brief, intensive updates on important new and advanced technologies. These concise presentations...
 
ResearchAndMarkets.com Takes a Large Span of Small-Satellite Launch Services Update ... Forecast to 2030
At present, nearly all small satellites use the rideshare capacity as a secondary payload on the existing launch vehicles.
 
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation to Launch Hosted Payloads on Rocket Lab’s Electron Rockets
Under the framework of this agreement, hosted payloads supplied by Ecliptic and their customers will constitute any payload launched, but not separated from, the kick stage...
 
Rocket Lab Has Two Launch Missions Scheduled That Are Mere Weeks Apart
It’s Business Time’s manifest includes IRVINE01, an educational payload from the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program (ICSP), and NABEO, a drag sail...
 
Smallsat Ground Station Infrastructure Announced by Hiber and KSAT
The first two satellites of the Hiberband constellation (Hiber One and Hiber Two) will be launched in the last quarter of this year.
 
Rocket Lab Signs On to Provide Launch Services to Circle Aerospace
Headquartered in Dubai, Circle Aerospace is a new turnkey launch brokerage and satellite development company serving to catalyze the...
 
Britain in the Running for an Estimated 2,000 Satellite Launches by 2030
During the visit, the Secretary of State viewed plans for the spaceport site and held discussions with local citizens and businesses to hear their ...
 
Rocket Lab Selects RUAG Space as a Preferred Supplier
Rocket Lab, the developer of the world’s first fully carbon composite orbital launch vehicle, Electron, powered by 3D printed, electric pump-fed engines,...
 
Kongsberg Satellite Services' New Business, KSATLite, is Big for Small Satellites
“One major benefit of the KSATLite network is that it is live today supporting over 10,000 passes a month which enables new missions to ...
 
A Ten Satellite Launch Agreement with D-Orbit for Astrocast
The company is planning an 80 satellite constellation to deliver cost-effective IoT and M2M services to users across the globe who have no cell ...
 
The Implications of Launching U.S. Government Payloads Globally Analyzed by The Aerospace Corporation
This brief examines the emergence of new, venture-class launch providers for smallsats. The U.S. government is interested in reducing costs and ...
 
SpaceTime Enterprises Delivers Letter of Intent to ISIS for Two Nanosatellite Platforms
capturing and broadcasting live, real-time immersive video of the entire Earth, to deliver a view unlike anything currently in existence.
 
Key Spatial Partnership Signed Between Open Cosmos and Addvalue
The agreement will allow Open Cosmos’s smallsats to stay in continuous communications with their operation centre on the ground, thereby enabling...
 
Spaceflight's First Rideshare Mission of 70+ Smallsats Set for SpaceX's Launch Later This Year 
Spaceflight has contracted with more than 70 spacecraft from approximately 35 different organizations to launch from a SpaceX Falcon 9...
 
Thermal Management Technologies Receive a NASA Smallsat Technology License
The patented technology — Diminutive Assembly for Nanosatellite deploYables (DANY) — provides a reliable mechanism to secure...
 
Bright Ascension Develops Software in Support of VORAGO's RH-OBC-1 Plug-and-Play Components for Smallsats
The Onboard Computer (OBC) has been designed as a plug-and-play component for cubesats orbiting in high radiation environments. Radiation...
 
A New, Launch Unit Standard for Smallsats Introduced by Aerospace Corporation
This standard provides major benefits to the smallsat industry — manufacturers, launch providers, and satellite users — by increasing...