EUSI Banner_ Oct 2021

Entrepreneurship

Isotropic raises $37 million to launch its multibeam antenna

Isotropic Systems raised $37 million in its latest series B funding round to accelerate the development of its multibeam antenna terminal and its launch next year, the company said.   The financing round was led by Seraphim Space Investment Trust – the world’s first listed space tech fund – in the first significant investment since its IPO on the London Stock Exchange in July, Isotropic said.

Read More »

Terran Orbital invests $300 million in mega facility in Florida

Small satellites at large: The nanosat provider Terran Orbital is planning to build “the world’s largest” spacecraft facility in Florida, the company´s CEO Marc Bell and Florida`s Governor Ron DeSantis announced. Terran Orbital will invest $300 million into a 660,000 square foot facility which will create 2,100 new jobs.

Read More »

#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 20 – 26 September 2021

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 20 - 26 September 2021”. A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global

Read More »

NASA awards $600 million Orion contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne

NASA has awarded a contract the development of the Orion Main Engine (OME), which will be used on the Orion spacecraft as part of the Artemis program, to Aerojet Rocketdyne, the U.S. space agency and the company said. Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver up to 20 OME engines for use on Artemis missions beginning with Artemis VII.

Read More »

UN secretary-general Guterres criticizes space tourism

António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, mentioned space tourism alongside corruption and loss of freedoms as cause for the ever-increasing gap between socioeconomic groups. Addressing the General Assembly, Guterres said “billionaires joyriding to space” led to the growing mistrust towards governments and the values of the UN.

Read More »

RBC Signals and Spaceflight Inc. to collaborate during Sherpa OTV missions

RBC Signals and Spaceflight Inc. announced having signed a ground station services agreement to test Sherpa-LTE1. There have already been successful communication tests conducted between Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTE1 orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) and RBC’s global ground station network.  

Read More »

ArianeGroup streamlines workforce in France and Germany

ArianeGroup is streamlining its workforce at its production sites in France and Germany, the manufacturer of Ariane rockets said. The company plans to adapt the workforce of a maximum of 600 people, Florence Gallois, told the French news agency AFP. Another plan, unrelated to the workforce reduction, is to bundle the production of the Vinci engine in Germany.

Read More »

SpaceX to launch Turksat 6A and Astranis satellite

The Turkish government announced launching its first domestically built communications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch of Turksat 6A is scheduled for Q1 of 2023. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure did not disclose further details of the contract. Turksat 6A is being built by the TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute.

Read More »