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Firefly Aerospace Welcomes Brad Schneider as Chief Revenue Officer

Firefly has hired Brad Schneider as the Chief Revenue Officer. Schneider has more than 35 years of experience in corporate operations, business, and strategic marketing within the aerospace and defense industry, focusing the last two decades on the development of small satellite and launch vehicle technologies. “Brad’s breadth of financial …

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Viasat’s RTE Service Provided Commissioning and Operations Support to GA-EMS OTB Satellite

Viasat’s Real-Time Earth (RTE) service achieved a major milestone by providing ground station service support to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems’ (GA-EMS) Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite after its successful launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on June 25, 2019. Once in orbit, Viasat’s RTE service provided critical satellite commissioning …

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OneWeb Satellites and partners OneWeb and Airbus Open Doors on High-Volume Satellite Production Facility in Florida

OneWeb Satellites has officially opened the world’s first high-volume, high-speed advanced satellite production facility to bring transformative Internet connectivity to everyone, everywhere. Historically, satellites are custom built, costing tens of millions of dollars to build, and taking more than a year to produce a single one. The OneWeb Satellites facility …

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Maxar Chosen by NASA to Integrate Pollution Monitoring Payload on an Upcoming Commercial Satellite

NASA's TEMPO Concept

Maxar will integrate and fly NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument on a 1300-class satellite in geostationary (GEO) orbit. TEMPO will be the first space-based instrument to provide hourly monitoring of major air pollutants during the daytime across the North American continent at high spatial resolution. TEMPO is …

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GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit on July 22nd. Today’s flight marks the first operational flight of the GSLV Mk III. After a smooth countdown lasting 20 hours, GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle majestically lifted off from the Second Launch …

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Rocket Lab Celebrates 100th Rutherford Engine Build

Rocket Lab is celebrating completion of the company’s 100th Rutherford engine. Rocket Lab began development on the world’s first 3D printed, electric turbo-pump fed engine in 2013. Within the same year, Rutherford was test fired for the first time, marking the beginning of a new generation in rocket propulsion. Today, …

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Raytheon and UK Ministry of Defence team to develop new UK space capabilities

Raytheon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Ministry of Defence to join Team ARTEMIS Industry, a collaboration between government and industry formed to fast track the launch of a small satellite constellation and enhance the UK’s sovereign space capability. “In large part because of U.S. efforts to …

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