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Astroscale Selected As Commercial Partner For JAXA’s Commercial Removal Of Debris Demonstration Project

Japan's Astroscale Holdings has been selected as the commercial partner for Phase I of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) first debris removal project, a groundbreaking step by Japan to commercialize space debris removal, the company announced 12 February 2020.

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Firefly Aerospace Signs Launch Services Agreement With SATLANTIS Earth Observation Provider

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. announced the execution of a Launch Services Agreement with SATLANTIS. Beginning in 2022, SATLANTIS will utilize the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle to deploy a constellation of satellites with breakthrough high-resolution multispectral cameras with four bands of 80 cm native resolution.

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Momentus Space Aims To Offer Full Commercial In-Space Shuttle Service By 2021

Momentus Space, an in-space shuttle service provider, has announced that it will provide shuttle services on its Vigoride shuttle for two demonstrators this year with the aim of beginning full commercial services in 2021. The first full-scale Vigoride test mission “Strait of Magellan” is planned for Q3 2020 on the …

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Azercosmos And Infostellar Enter Into Ground Station Partnership

Azerbaijani satellite operator Azercosmos and Infostellar, the Japanese Ground Segment as a Service provider, signed an agreement to enable Infostellar customers access to their satellite constellations from the Azercosmos Ground Station (AGS), located in the Absheron peninsula. The agreement was announced on 6 February 2020. AGS’ location is uniquely positioned …

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Accion Systems Raises $11 Million In Series B Investment

Accion Systems announced on 4 February 2020 that it is raising US$11 million in Series B funding in a funding round co-led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Shasta Ventures. This Series B round brings Accion’s total funding to date to US$36 million, which includes US$14 million in U.S. Department of Defense and NASA contracts.

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