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Space Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For Space Technology Hall Of Fame

The Space Foundation is seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2021. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial April 20, 2020 products that improve life on Earth. The Space Technology Hall of Fame recognizes the …

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NanoAvionics Selected For Norwegian-Dutch Strategic Research Mission For Radar Signals

A consortium of Norwegian and Dutch research centres announced on 20 April 2020 hat it has selected satellite integrator NanoAvionics to build two nanosatellites, ‘Birkeland’ and ‘Huygens’. The purchase order is part of a military use of space (MilSpace) project under a bilateral strategic mutual assistance in research and technology …

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Ball Aerospace Conducts Critical Design Review for Space Force’s Next-Gen Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace conducted a critical design review (CDR) of the Weather System Follow-on (WSF) satellite mission, which it is building for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). With CDR concluded, Ball Aerospace begins full production of the satellite. Upon delivery, this next-generation operational environmental satellite system …

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Magellan Aerospace to Provide Black Brant Sounding Rockets To The DLR

Magellan Aerospace Corporation announced on 16 April 2020 that it would provide Black Brant sounding rocket motors to The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. or “DLR”) estimated to generate revenue of up to US$9.4 million over the term of the agreement. The DLR is the …

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In Response To COVID-19, Space Dynamics Lab Satellite Operators “Fly” Small Sats From Home

The Space Dynamics Laboratory announced on 15 April 2020 that satellite operators are flying NASA spacecraft from their homes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The emphasis on social distancing and stay-at-home work has become ubiquitous throughout the world and has affected sectors of many industries, including the space …

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Iran’s Military Satellite Launch Full Of Surprises

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it had launched a military satellite on the morning (Iranian time) of 22 April 2020 on board a previously unknown satellite launch vehicle the IRGC calls Qassed. The military satellite, called Noor (also spelled ‘Nur’ and ‘Nour’ – Farsi for ‘Light’), could …

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SatADSL And YahClick Unite Efforts To Steer Sub-Saharan Africa Across The Digital Divide

SatADSL – the Brussels-based provider of satellite services – has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership appoints SatADSL as a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, the UAE-based broadband satellite services provider owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems. The agreement will enable SatADSL to combine the …

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