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Vector Names Former Blue Origin Director and Treasurer as New Chief Financial Officer

"As we look to our future and transition from a period of development into full operations, we needed someone to guide us through this exciting time," said Jim Cantrell, CEO and co-founder of Vector. "Stephanie's proven experience in finance, growth, and strategy for some of the world's largest aerospace companies makes her well-suited to help us achieve our aggressive business goals." Koster joins Vector from Blue Origin where she spent nearly seven years as Director and Treasurer of its domestic and international affiliates. While at Blue, she oversaw finance and business operations for the consolidated companies. Koster has also held senior leadership roles at The Boeing Company, where she was involved in programs pertaining to its global venture capital, corporate venturing & innovation programs, international M&A, corporate development and technology acquisition. "Over the past several years, I've witnessed Vector quickly join the ranks to make a name for itself among the leaders in the small satellite launch industry," said Koster. "As the company continues to forge ahead, I look forward to working alongside the team to meet its goals in the most thoughtful and efficient way possible." The appointment of Vector's new CFO follows its $70 million Series B funding, which is directly contributing to the expansion of its team. As the company dedicates focus toward its first orbital flight from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska this year, and continues on its mission towards lowering the barriers of entry to space, Koster will be responsible for ensuring Vector's business operations are aligned with these goals.

Vector is welcoming Stephanie Koster to the company’s team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Koster brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in domestic and international strategy, finance, and operations across several Fortune 50 and high growth aerospace companies. As CFO, Koster will lead finance and business operations to …

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Paradigm’s PIM Further Demonstrates its Technical Agility and Versatility with UHP-200 Modem

Paradigm's field-proven PIM and SWARM

Co-operation between Paradigm and UHP is demonstrated by the integration of the UHP-200 modem into Paradigm’s field-proven PIM®. The PIM is an easy-to-use, environmentally rugged terminal controller which enables mobile satellite terminals to be pointed and optimised quickly by non-technical users. The PIM supports the UHP-200 modem, providing impressively high …

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SES President and CEO Steve Collar to Chair World Space Week 2020

Steve Collar, SES President & CEO

SES and World Space Week Association have confirmed that SES President and CEO Steve Collar will be Honorary Chair of World Space Week 2020. “I’m excited to chair World Space Week, the biggest space event on Earth, as it focuses global attention on the broad benefits of satellite technology to …

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Relativity to Build Autonomous Rocket Factory and Expand Testing Facilities at NASA Stennis Space Center

Rendering of Relativity Space's factory in Stennis

Relativity has announced that it has secured an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and an incentive package from the Mississippi Development Authority to expand facilities and infrastructure at NASA’s historic Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. Through this agreement, Relativity will leverage valuable existing NASA …

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CETel acquires Cobbett Hill Earth Station Limited

CETel has acquired UK-based Cobbett Hill Earth Station Limited in an asset purchase transaction for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition is a further milestone in CETel’s growth and diversification strategy alongside its continuing customer base expansion. The acquisition further strengthens CETel’s position as a leading global end-to-end communications solutions provider. …

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Viasat Forms Regional Partnerships to Build a Real-Time Earth Ground Station in Australia

Building on its existing presence in Australia, Viasat plans to launch a Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Alice Springs, Australia. Viasat has partnered with the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT), an Aboriginal not-for-profit science and technology company based in Alice Springs, which will build and own the facility through its …

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SpaceChain and Biteeu Partner to Enhance Security and Data Protection Through Space-based Data Backups

Open-source blockchain-focused company SpaceChain has signed a partnership with Biteeu, the Global Virtual Currency Exchange powered by Bittrex. The partnership focuses on enhancing the security and data protection through space-based storage solutions. Biteeu is a fully licensed and compliant cryptocurrency exchange in the European Union that views data integrity and …

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Iceye and KSAT to Break the 15 Minutes Barrier from Acquisition to Delivery for SAR Imaging

ICEYE and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), will jointly offer full SAR Ground Segment services to ICEYE SAR satellite constellation customers. This collaborative service enables timelines as short as 15 minutes from image acquisition to processed SAR image delivery for government customers globally. “We are excited to be working with ICEYE …

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