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April 19th, 2019
 
 
Blue Origin Signs Agreement with NASA for Historic Test Stand Use at Marshall Space Flight Center
Under a Commercial Space Launch Act agreement, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670, at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center...
 
The Intelsat-29e Satellite Announced as a Total Loss
A failure review board has been convened by Intelsat with the satellite’s manufacturer, Boeing, to complete a comprehensive analysis of the cause...
 
The Space Economy's Future to be Explored by ArianeGroup, HEC Paris and ESA
This collaborative venture will direct and oversee research projects focusing on value-creation in the space sector, high-potential...
 
Successful Berthing of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Spacecraft with the ISS
While his crewmates had flown to space on previous missions, Chaffee had not yet traveled to space. The naming of Cygnus in honor of his memory ...
 
Renesas Electronics' First Fantastic Plastic ... Controller and Driver for Smallsats and Launch Vehicles
As private ‘new space’ companies have begun launching smallsats to form large constellations that operate in multiple low Earth orbit (LEO) planes ...
 
Northrop Grumman Now Engaged with U.S. Cyber Command's Cyber Mission Force to Provide ISR Support
Under the CES contract, Northrop Grumman will identify, develop and implement cyber capabilities on Unified Platform to further enable the...
 
Provisional Certification from the WTA for Two U.S. Electrodynamics Teleports
Since 1985, USEI headquartered in Brewster, Washington, has been providing government, commercial and private satellite and terrestrial...
 
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. 
 
Poland and USSTRATCOM Agree to Share Space Services and Data
“Agreements like this one, between responsible nations, are critical to setting norms that encourage peaceful space operations.”
 
DoD Defense Innovation Unit and Space and Missile Systems Center Awards Project to ATLAS Space Operations
The competitively awarded rapid prototyping program will run for 12 months and will deliver a complete satellite communications platform tailored to the...
 
China's Chang'e-6 Mission to Solicit Payloads
The nation is offering to carry a total of 20 kg. solicited payloads, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) this week...
 
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