Weekly Top Stories
June 29th, 2015 July 5th, 2015
Third Time Is Not The Charm As Third Company Has Mishap...SpaceX Explodes w/Supplies + Experiments On Way To ISS...
The good news is that no one died as a result of this launch anomaly
Military Tests New Comsat With 300 Times The Bandwidth... O3b Networks Demonstrates The Technology
The military has tested a new commercial communications satellite system that potentially offers 300 times the bandwidth of current satellites.
Fair Weather Ahead As Spire Closes Series B Round Of Funding... Plans Expansion Of Weather Sats From 20 To 100+
The latest round of financing comes at a time when the need for advancements in weather and maritime data is at an all-time high.
Iridium Pushes Their Go-To-Market Partners Forward
"This is a stellar group of service providers that represent some of the very best across the industry."—Joel Thompson, V.P. + G.M., terrestrial business unit, Iridium.
Rocket Lab Is The First For The Kiwis ... Build + Operate An Orbital Launch Site... This Year In New Zealand
“Creating and operating our own launch site is a necessity to meet the demands of our growing customer manifest,”
Those Oh So Critical First Days In Space Have Now Been Surmounted By Sentinel-2A
"We conducted our first orbital maneuver using the Sentinel-2A thrusters yesterday, and this went exactly as planned."—Franco Marchese, Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESA,
SSTL... How 'The Little Engine That Could'... Builds The First Microsatellite Now Celebrates 30 Years Of Space Innovation
"Firsts": the first microsatellite with in-orbit re-programmable computer and the first to fly a CCD area array Earth imager.
SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) Checks Out + Checks Off The 'To Do' List For DIRECTV Now In Orbit
“Orbital ATK not only delivered the satellite four months early, but the satellite mission and in-orbit testing proceeded flawlessly,”
Arianespace Lines 'em Up For Another Launch... EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34
The fourth Ariane 5 for liftoff in 2015 has begun...