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Galileo next-gen satellites on the horizon

Following the European Commission’s decision to accelerate development of Galileo Next Generation, ESA has asked European satellite manufacturers to submit bids for the first batch of the Galileo Second Generation (G2) satellites. The new spacecraft are expected to be launched in about four years. The next-generation satellites will provide all …

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Rohde & Schwarz releases Q/V band RF upconverter to test satellite payloads

To enable continually higher data rates for end users of satellite links, satellite operators are using higher frequencies, such as the Q/V band, where larger bandwidths are available. The R&S SZV100A RF upconverter from Rohde & Schwarz offers a solution for testing broadband transponders in the payloads of very high throughput …

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Where Startup Innovation Begins: Vernadsky Challenge

The Vernadsky Challenge, a competition for hardware startups, is accepting applications for engineering startups in the fields of space technologies & active bioelectronics. The winner will receive a grant of $60,000. The Vernadsky Challenge is an engineering startup competition organized by Noosphere, and provides opportunities for the development of promising projects …

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Altius Space Machines to support Dynetics’ Human Landing System

Voyager Space Holdings, a leader in integrated space services, announced that its subsidiary, Altius Space Machines was selected as a subcontractor to Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, to support the development of a human landing system for NASA’s Artemis program. With Altius support, Dynetics aims to enable the Artemis …

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Exolaunch to provide launch services for Rocket Factory Augsburg

Berlin-based rideshare solutions provider Exolaunch signed a wide-ranging MOU with Germany-based launch service provider, Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA), to provide end-to-end launch services for small satellites, with Exolaunch procuring launch capacities from RFA.  “Exolaunch and Rocket Factory share a common mission that places the customer at the center of every …

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Arianespace’s Ariane 5 orbits Galaxy 30, MEV-2, and BSAT-4b

Arianespace’s Flight VA253 began at the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone, with Ariane 5 deploying its three passengers during a sequence lasting 47 minutes from liftoff to final separation. It marked the 253rd launch of an Ariane-series vehicle to date, and the 109th using an Ariane 5. The mission used an Ariane 5 …

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The Rocket and Satellite Company announce first launch date

The Rocket & Satellite Company (TRSC), Pakistan’s first private Space Company, announced that they will put their first Space Launch Vehicle into orbit on the 14th August, 2025 from Pakistan. TRSC is a private Commercial Space Company, founded by Sami Ullah Khan in Karachi, Pakistan. It will provide advanced and …

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KSAT will support Norway’s first hyperspectral Smallsat mission

KSAT has signed a contract for ground station support of HYPSO-1, a Smallsat mission from the Norwegian university of science and technology (NTNU), aiming to detect toxic algaeblooms. This is the first time KSAT provides ground station services to a Norwegian university mission. At NTNU Small Satellite Lab, a multi-disciplinary …

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Sierra Nevada Corporation advances habitat development for NASA

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, is continuing to advance its development of the company’s LIFE Habitat (Large Inflatable Fabric Environment) under Phase 3 of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) Appendix A habitat program. In Phase …

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NASA’s TESS Completes Primary Mission

On July 4, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey. In capturing this giant mosaic, TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers …

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