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Virgin Orbit signs agreements with Luxembourg Minister of Defence and Spire Global

Space launch systems operator Virgin Orbit (VO), and the Luxembourg Minister of Defence signed a Letter of Intent to begin the process towards developing responsive space capabilities inclusive of a Luxembourg-based mobile launch infrastructure available for NATO partners, and other Allies across the European continent, VO said. As part of the agreement, VO will assess how such a space capability could be based in the country and optimized for various needs. 

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The Space Café Podcast #66 – Melanie Stricklan – Slingshot Aerospace, how to get order in the chaos in low earth orbit

The Space Café Podcast #66: Melanie Stricklan - Slingshot Aerospace, how to get order in the chaos in low earth orbit. Melanie Stricklan has a captivating history in the United States Airforce and a powerful mission: with her company Slingshot Aerospace,

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NanoAvionics Announces Investment Plan for Smallsat Constellation Supply

Kongsberg NanoAvionics has announced a multi-million investment plan to support and accelerate its goal of becoming the prime supplier for small satellite constellations globally. As a result of the recent acquisition by Kongsberg and part of its growth plan, the company seeks to significantly grow its production capacity over the next two years. Likewise, it intends to ramp up its research and development (R&D) program.

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PickNik Robotics Wins Space Force Contract for On-Orbit Capture

PickNik Robotics, a robotics software and engineering service company, has won a SpaceWERX contract to work on robotics for the US Space Force. The company recently won a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract for continued work on supervised autonomy for space robotics, as well as a Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) grant for space robotics

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Airbus and Salam Join Forces as Final Pléiades Neo Satellites Arrive for Launch

Airbus´ High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) Connectivity Business has signed a strategic partnership with Salam as the last batch of Airbus' Pléiades Neo satellites arrives at the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, following a transatlantic flight from Toulouse, France.

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EUSPA Announces Third Annual myEUspace Competition

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has announced the third iteration of its myEUspace competition. The competition challenges innovators to develop game-changing commercial solutions that leverage EU Space data and signals from Galileo, Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and/or Copernicus, the European Earth Observation program

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South Australia’s First satellite Kanyini to Launch in 2023

Myriota, a secure, low-power satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) company, has announced an agreement with ISILAUNCH to send Kanyini into orbit. This will kickstart its ambitious mission to help take care of people and the planet. Under the Launch Services Agreement, Myriota has booked a spot for South Australia’s home-grown satellite to launch on a SpaceX Transporter mission in 2023.

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