Recent Satellite Operator News
Vietnam Contracts with Japan for a Satellite
The deal, involving about 20 billion yen in project costs, will be aided by official development assistance from the Japanese government in the form...
The AFRL's S5 Smallsat is the Focus of an On-Orbit Inspection Mission by the Organization's Mycroft Satellite
This effort will be a rendezvous between the experimental Mycroft satellite and a second experimental AFRL satellite called the Small Satellite Space Surveillance System, or S5...
Airbus Passes All Tests for ESA's Solar Orbiter — Ready for Cape Canaveral Launch
Built by Airbus, Solar Orbiter will study the Sun in detail and its effects on the solar system. The spacecraft carries a suite of complementary...
Astrobotic and Dymon Agree to Send the First Japanese Rover to the Moon
Yaoki has already successfully passed more than 100 tests, and has the smallest but most effective rover wheels ever produced.
Firefly Aerospace and Aerojet Rocketdyne Come Together for Space Access Solutions
Citing threats to U.S. space capabilities officials emphasized the need to shift to ... smaller spacecraft that can be developed and launched quickly.
Forrester Reports: Telesat Raise New Debt to Pay Down Older Debt
The new borrowings are priced at 6.5 percent and are not due until October of 2027. The debt offering was originally designed to raise $500 million and...
Another Launch for China ... New Communication Technology Experiment Satellite
Thursday's launch was the 315th mission of the Long March rocket series.
Notes from Explore 19 Conference Include SuperDove's Next-Generation PlanetScope's Interoperability
Will discussed details about the Next Generation Planetscope, which includes 4-band, 5-band and 8-band PlanetScope imagery powered by SuperDove.
As the Crow Flies ... And It Did as Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Launches Astro Digital's Smallsat
71 minutes after launch Electron’s Kick Stage's payload went to a circular orbit of more than 1,000 km. more than twice the altitude of any Electron
SSPI UK Reveals Space & Satellite Personality of the Year ... He's From Goonhilly
Goonhilly has an extraordinary way of touching and inspiring many people. Just as it did to me a few years ago.
U.S. Navy's MUOS SATCOM System Now Operationally Effective
Known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), this is a U.S. Navy-led effort that provides essential narrowband satellite communications for ...
ORBCOMM Solves Pottle's Transportation Needs for Fleet-Wide Trailer Monitoring Solution
The ORBCOMM devices can be installed externally on trailers in about 10 minutes, even when the asset is loaded, making Pottle’s deployments quick ..
Marlink and Intelsat Renew and Expand ... Maritime Services Multi-Year Agreement
The multi-year agreement will deliver additional throughput to vessels via multiple layers of space-based coverage, ensuring that ship owners and...
Narrow-Band IoT Successfully Tested by OQ Technology Using a Smallsat
The Tiger mission, which was approved and signed on July 26, 2019, demonstrates that NB-IoT technology can be used on flying Software-Defined Radio (SDR)...
"Encore" Says BBC Studios and Distribution Deal with MEASAT and Globecast
BBC Earth HD shares the wonders of the universe; CBeebies HD provides pre-school age learning through play; and BBC Lifestyle Asia, home, family...
SpaceX Just Filed a Request to Run 30,000 More Starlink Satellites in Orbit
The company wants permission to turn its proposed mega-constellation into a behemoth in low Earth orbit. But its motives are unclear.
Planet's Imagery Service Transitioned from the NGA to the NRO with a New Multi-Year Contract
Recognizing the importance of mission continuity, the scope of the new NRO contract is comparable to NGA’s previous contracts with Planet and...
ICEYE's Spotlight Imaging Mode Enables One Meter Radar Imaging from Constellation Available Commercially
few comparable services worldwide, and ICEYE is the only organization to provide this capability as a commercial service from such small SAR microsatellites.
Ten Years of On-Orbit Success for the Northrop Grumman-Built STSS Satellites
Continuing to operate today, the STSS satellites provide critical support for missile and national defense. Two STSS satellites were launched into LEO...
'The First' Delivered by Barge ... Thales Alenia Space's Container for Spacebus' NEO Telecom Satellite
From sea to space: the journey begins to bring connectivity for Africa and Europe