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Kymeta Corporation Secures Approximately $85 Million in Financing

Kymeta Corporation (www.kymetacorp.com), the communications company making mobile global, announced the recapitalization of the company along with the successful funding raise of approximately $85 million, led by Bill Gates with members of the leadership team personally investing approximately $1 million led by Executive Chairman, Doug Hutcheson. Since its launch of …

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Inmarsat joins CPN and MinFarm to address low-power satellite networks

Inmarsat, a leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has teamed up with CPN Satellite Services and MinFarm Tech to launch the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge, incorporating Inmarsat’s IsatData Pro (IDP) service. The solution enables data from IoT sensors operating on LoRaWAN networks to be optimized for transmission over Inmarsat’s …

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SpaceX to Launch Masten Lunar Mission in 2022

Masten Space Systems announced that it has selected SpaceX to launch Masten Mission One (MM1). As part of MM1, Masten’s lunar lander will deliver nine NASA-sponsored science and technology demonstration experiments and several commercial payloads to the lunar south pole. “Having SpaceX’s proven launch success behind us is not only …

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Globalstar Launches SPOT Gen4 Satellite Messenger in EMEA

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services announced that SPOT Gen4, the next generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, is now available in EMEA. SPOT Gen4 offers many new features, including an enhanced, more detailed mapping interface with more display options, improved product specifications for water resistance, and geofencing capability, among others. …

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KBR to Acquire Centauri

KBR announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, under which KBR will acquire Centauri, a leading independent provider of high-end space, directed energy and other advanced technology solutions, for approximately $800 million (net of tax benefits) in cash. Centauri …

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PredaSAR completes Critical Design Review to begin largest SAR satellite constellation

PredaSAR has successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) to begin fabrication, testing and launch of its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) spacecraft, in partnership with Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. PredaSAR is building and will operate what is predicted to be the world’s largest and most advanced constellation of SAR satellites. The …

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Secure World Foundation Releases Fact Sheets on Anti-satellite Testing

Over the last fifteen years there has been a resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space by multiple countries. During the Cold War between 1960 and 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted dozens of tests of both direct ascent and co-orbital ASAT weapons, some of which destroyed …

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