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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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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. John Mankins of the Moon Village Association and Mankins Space Technology, Inc.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we couldn’t think of a better feature than SpaceWatch.Global’s Editor, Chaitanya Gopal’s interview with  Dr. John Mankins of the Moon Village Association (MVA) to discuss the ways in which this NGO is looking at the best ways of establishing a …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Ole Dokka of Spaceport Norway

On September 4-5 2019 the global space scene will meet in Trondheim, Norway for the 3rd edition of the SpacePort Norway event. SpaceWatch.Global’s Torsten Kriening had the chance to sit together with Ole Dokka, Executive Director, Spaceport Norway, to learn more about the upcoming event. Thanks for your time for …

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Proton Successfully Delivers the Spektr-RG Astrophysical Observatory Spacecraft into Orbit

Spektr-RG Astrophysical Observatory Spacecraft

A Proton M launch vehicle successfully launched the Spektr-RG astrophysical observatory from Site 81 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 13, 2019 at 3:30:57 p.m. Moscow time. The launch and flight were completed with no issues making this the second launch of this vehicle type in 2019. Two hours later, …

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ATLAS Space Operations Announces Support for AWS Ground Station

ATLAS Space Operations has announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Ground Station within the ATLAS Space Operations Freedom™ Network. The collaboration provides customers with an expanded network of satellite ground stations, simplified satellite management, and easy access to other AWS services for data processing, storage, and analysis. “ATLAS’ status …

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