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Success as Northrop Grumman's Antares™ Rocket Launches Its Largest Cargo Load to ISS for NASA
confirmed reliable communications have been established and the solar arrays are deployed, providing the necessary electrical power to operate
Japaneses Startup, Synspective, Enlists Arianespace to Launch StriX-a EO Satellite in 2020
This will be the inaugural mission for a Synspective customer spacecraft on an Arianespace vehicle. The launch will take place from the...
RBC Signals Ensures an Increase of Space Communication Services for SpaceQuest's THEA and BRIO 
Even though SpaceQuest operates its own ground station they engaged RBC Signals to increase the number of daily communication opportunities with their spacecraft. 
Forrester Reports: $500 Million in Funding Being Sought by SpaceX
According to a regulatory filing, Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies is the vehicle, and the target for the cash is the company’s...
Arianespace's Long History with Japan is Reignited with the Dawn of a New Era, Reiwa
Arianespace has signed 33 launch contracts in 33 years with Japanese satellite customers. Three more launches for Japan are scheduled
India’s DRDO Head Suggests Test Was Not a 'One-Off' and Outlines Counterspace Capability Ambitions
Reddy’s comments suggest that its March 2019 ASAT test was not a one-off, at least under the leadership of current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
University of Texas Students Develop Software to Help Satellites Seek Objects
part of a NASA project to design small spacecrafts that can fly around larger ones carrying humans to conduct damage inspections or provide servicing 
ESA Opening Up to New Ideas for Addressing Space-Related Challenges
The Agency’s new Open Space Innovation Platform website is a streamlined entry point for novel ideas, both in response to specific...
Kepler Communications and Magellan Aerospace Sign to Keep Kepler Satellite's Temp Stable with Smart Radiator
With the SRD, Kepler will be able to keep the spacecraft in the “Goldilocks Zone”: not too hot, not too cold. 
Newtec Dialog® Hub Goes to New Heights Connecting Thousands of Bolivians 
will now enjoy access to broadband as part of the government’s National Broadband Plan, which will serve the currently unserved Bolivian population
An Errant Command is Responsible for Beresheet's Crash into the Moon
SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) teams continue to investigate further into the error that resulted in the spacecraft crashing into...
Orbital Micro Systems' IOD-1 GEMS Satellite is Launched
The IOD-1 GEMS satellite was aboard the International Space Station resupply mission NG-11. The mission is part of the In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Program...
Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket to Send the Company's Cygnus Spacecraft on the Firm's 11th Cargo Mission to ISS
Pending completion of cargo late load, final vehicle testing and acceptable local weather conditions, the launch will take place April 17 with lift-off ...
Helical Communications Technology Launches Their First Antenna for Hiber Satellite
HCT designed the custom-built “quadrifilar” helical antennas at their Rockledge-based operations and shipped them to the Netherlands, where...
Inmarsat's GX Aviation Broadband Service to be Pre-Installed on Virgin Atlantic's New Airbus Aircraft
Virgin Atlantic is scheduled to receive 12 Airbus A350-1000s over the next three years, with GX Aviation pre-installed upon delivery. The service will...
FINAL UPDATE #14 — SpaceIL's and IAI's Historic Moon Landing Remains an Attempt — XPRIZE Awards $1 Million to SpaceIL 
Minutes later Netanyahu took to the microphone again to promise, "Israel will land on the moon!"
One Hundred Cumulative Years of On-Orbit Smallsat Ops Achieved by Space Flight Laboratory
Over the past two decades, SFL has developed 25 smallsats that have been launched for space science, Earth Observation (EO), communication...
SES Capacity Contract is Renewed by Crown Media Family Networks for U.S. Coverage
As part of the nine year deal, Crown Media will migrate their popular Hallmark Channel portfolio from the AMC-11 satellite to SES-1, one of three...
UPDATE: "The Falcons Have Landed" Tweets SpaceX After Launch of Arabsat-6A and the Return of Falcon's Three Boosters 
Last year's test of a Tesla sports car on SpaceX's heavy lift Falcon was bested today after a successful launch of Arabsat's communication satellite.
Launch Date of April 17 Set for Orbital Micro Systems' IOD-1 GEMS Smallsat Launch
The IOD-1 GEMS satellite employs the first commercial microwave radiometer placed in orbit and the radiometer uses the first 3D-printed ...