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Hughes And OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership For Low Earth Orbit Satellite Service

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, announced on 9 March 2020 that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb. OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) …

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SpaceLogistics Selected by DARPA As Commercial Partner For Robotic Servicing Mission

SpaceLogistics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as its commercial partner for the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. The groundbreaking mission will feature the first-ever commercial robotic servicing spacecraft and aims to …

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World View Stratollite fleet To Provide High Resolution Imagery And Data Analytics In The Americas

World View Enterprises, the stratospheric data and information services company, has announced their plans to build and deploy a fleet of Stratollites, known as World View Orbits, over North and Central America starting this summer. After a series of successful test and development flights to sharpen vehicle flight and navigation …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: James Ellinthorpe Of Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne develops and manufactures advanced propulsion and energetics systems for customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and other agencies and companies. During the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. in October 2019, SpaceWatch.Global’s Ksenia Synkova met with James Ellinthorpe, Business Development Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne, to …

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Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s Space Venture

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space. Branded SpaceMobile, the low-Earth-orbit (LEO), low-latency satellite network from AST & Science will be the …

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PredaSAR Completes US$25 Million Seed Financing Round, Names CEO

PredaSAR Corporation which is building and will operate the world’s largest and most advanced commercially operated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellation, announced on 2 March 2020 that it successfully completed a US$25 million seed financing round. Funds were raised from a diverse network of global institutional investors, including Miami-based lead investor, …

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Virgin Galactic Invites Aspiring Astronauts To Take “One Small Step” As Company Experiences Rocketing Global Demand

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. announced on 25 Febrary 2020 that in preparation for the re-opening of spaceflight sales, it is introducing the One Small Step initiative. The company formally closed its doors to new ticket sales after its history-making first space flight in December 2018. In addition to more than …

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