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Virgin Orbit’s Maiden Launch Attempt Fails

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, conducted a launch demonstration of its innovative air-launched rocket on 25 May 2020 in the skies over the Pacific Ocean just off the California coast. The company successfully completed all of its pre-launch procedures, the captive carry flight out to the drop site, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share – Satellite Ground Stations: Installing Your Own Vs Using An Existing Network

By Narayan Prasad, COO of satsearch This is a position piece produced in collaboration with ground station network provider and satsearch member Leaf Space. Communication is key to the success of any space mission. Establishing and maintaining the right communication systems throughout the lifecycle of a satellite operation begins with Launch and …

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York Expands With New Production Facility; Hires New Executive To Lead Engineering

York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacturer of standardized spacecraft platforms, announced on 19 May 2020 the opening of its new production facility in Denver. With the new space, York is tripling the footprint of its existing production facility to expedite …

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SatRevolution And Momentus Announce Orbital Deployment Contract

Momentus Space, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and SatRevolution, a forerunner of the space industry in Poland, announced on 20 May 2020 an orbital deployment contract for SatRevolution’s LabSat 3U Cubesat. Momentus will launch the 3U cubesat, called LabSat, on-board the Vigoride Orbit transfer vehicle in December of 2020 …

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Roccor Creates Helical L-Band Antenna For First-Ever Space Demonstration Of Link 16 Networks

Roccor, a Colorado-based disruptive military and commercial hardware supplier in the rapidly growing small satellite market, announced on 19 May 2020 that it has created a deployable L-band antenna that makes possible the reception and transmission of Link 16 signals via spacecraft. The project is in partnership with Viasat, Inc., a …

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SpaceChain Foundation Invests In Core Semiconductor To Produce Open Hardware Platform For Direct Satellite-To-Devices Communication

SpaceChain Foundation announced on 19 May 2020 it has contracted and invested in Core Semiconductor, an innovator in provably secure computing platforms for all connected devices, to produce the world’s first open-source hardware platform capable of providing a downlink to mobile phones and small devices directly from satellites in orbit, without the use of a satellite dish on Earth or a third-party network.

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