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PhiSat-1 brings Intel’s Artificial Intelligence into space

Paris, 27 October 2020. – The chipmaker Intel placed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) camera chip on board a small European satellite in space, the company said. The PhiSat-1 satellite contains a new hyperspectral-thermal camera and an AI smart camera chip, Intel said. PhiSat-1 is one of a pair of satellites on …

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Russia launches next Glonass navigation satellite

Paris, 27 October 2020. – Russia has successfully launched another Glonass navigation satellite, the news agency Tass reported. “The Soyuz-2.1b middle class carrier rocket launched on Sunday, October 25, at 22:08 Moscow time from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region has successfully placed the Russian Glonass-K navigation spacecraft into the …

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Airbus Ventures invests in Singapore radiation protection start-up

Paris, 25 October 2020.  – Airbus Ventures, the venture capital arm of Airbus, expands its presence in Asia Pacific with an investment in the Singaporean radiation protection start-up Zero Error Systems (ZES), Airbus announced. The $1.85 million investment round was composed of investments from Airbus Ventures, SEEDS Capital, Silicon Solution Venture, NTU’s Strategic …

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Mynaric to supply laser links to Telesat’s U.S. Blackjack showcase

Paris, 25 October 2020. – The space laser communications specialist Mynaric has been selected by Telesat to supply inter-satellite links to U.S. DARPA’s Blackjack program, the Gilching/Munich-based company announced. The Canadian Telesat had announced last week that it will develop two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses for the U.S. …

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SpaceX completes 100th Falcon launch with another Starlink mission

Paris, 25 October 2020. – SpaceX completed its 100th successful Falcon launch since Falcon 1’s first flight in 2008, the company announced. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched another 60 Starlink satellites to orbit on Saturday from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, SpaceX said. …

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Morgan Stanley doubles value estimate for SpaceX to $100 billion

Luxembourg, 22 October 2020. – Morgan Stanley doubled its long-term valuation for SpaceX since July to at least $100 billion, CNBC reported, citing a note to investors of the bank’s analyst Adam Jones. “The pieces are coming together for SpaceX to create an economic and technological flywheel,” Jonas said, according …

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