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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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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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Ovzon expands reach and capacity through Intelsat agreement

  Ovzon and Intelsat have entered into a four-year agreement where Intelsat will provide service to Ovzon via three powerful steerable beams on the Intelsat 39 (IS-39) and Intelsat 37 (IS-37) satellites. The agreement replaces and expands the current agreement for capacity on IS-39. The agreement enhances Ovzon’s offerings with …

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Cubic to deliver satellite and baseband comms for US Special Operations Command

  Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a follow-on, single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $172 million from United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver GATR inflatable satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals and baseband communications equipment in support of special operations forces …

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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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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Kenneth Hodgkins on Global Space Economy

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Kenneth Hodgkins, President of International Space Enterprise Consultants in Virginia talked about his wide-ranging thoughts on working towards a shared vision for our future global space economy, with a focus on international space policy and law. With 40 years of US Government experience, he is …

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The IAC 2020 Technical Program goes Virtual

The International Astronautical Federation’s annual event, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), has been at the center of innovation for the space community for 70 years. As such, the annual event plays an important role to allow space professionals and the young generation to disseminate their research and develop collaborations. The …

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Sentinel-1C radar antenna spreads its wings for the first time

Fixed to a special device simulating zero gravity conditions, the 12.3m wide and 860kg SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) radar antenna of the Copernicus Sentinel-1C satellite has successfully spread its wings at the Airbus Integrated Technology Center in Friedrichshafen (Germany) for the first time. Sentinel-1C is the third of the Sentinel-1 radar …

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