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Virgin Galactic and Social Capital Hedosophia Announce Merger

Virgin Galactic (VG) and Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), a public investment vehicle sponsored by Social Capital and Hedosophia, announced that the boards of directors of each company have approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will merge, with the current shareholders of SCH expected to own up to approximately …

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Exolaunch Successfully Completes Payload Integration of 28 Small Satellites

Exolaunch has completed a successful payload integration for a Soyuz launch from the Vostochny launch site. In total, Exolaunch has contracted and integrated for launch 28 commercial and educational satellites from Germany, France, the USA, Israel, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Ecuador, the Czech Republic and Estonia. The complete …

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LeoLabs And New Zealand Space Agency Partner To Create Space Regulatory And Sustainability Platform

LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services announced on 25 June 2019 the world’s first dedicated regulatory platform for LEO: the Space Regulatory and Sustainability Platform, developed as a joint initiative between LeoLabs and the New Zealand Space Agency …

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Israeli Satellite Technology Company hiSky Expands Presence Into UK

An innovative company looking to make satellite communications more accessible and affordable is set to create over 100 high-tech jobs in London and Oxfordshire. The Israeli company hiSky has established a UK limited company – hiSkySat Limited – based in London, with an R&D centre at Harwell to develop a …

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Studies Planned to Assess Environmental Impact of Space Hub Sutherland

Artist's Impression, Space Hub Sutherland

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is currently developing plans for Space Hub Sutherland, which is expected to begin vertical launches of small satellites from the A’Mhoine peninsula, near Tongue, early in the next decade. The project has attracted support from the UK Space Agency, which is also funding two launch …

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Kleos Space Announces Luxembourg Government Support, Signing Of Pre-Orders

Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), has announced that the Luxembourg Space Agency has approved an additional €1,000,000 (AUS$1,631,900; U.S.$1,138,395) financial grant (non-equity) support for data product development. The company also announced a number of …

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French IoT Satellite Company Kinéis Announces Strategic Partnerships With Objenious And Wize Alliance

Kinéis, a CLS Group spin-off, a subsidiary of the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), has announced the signing of two strategic partnerships, one with Objenious, a public IoT operator part of Bouygues Telecom, and another with the Wize Alliance (SUEZ, GRDF, Sagemcom, etc.). These alliances reinforce Kinéis’ position as a …

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Indian New Space: Bellatrix Aerospace Raises $3 Million In Series A Funding For Satellite Propulsion Technology Development

Bellatrix Aerospace, an SID (Indian Institute of Science) incubated company, has raised U.S.$3 million in a pre-Series A round led by IDFC-Parampara, StartupXseed, Karsemven Fund (KITVEN) and Survam Partners (Suman Kant Munjal family office). Other notable investors participating in the round include Deepika Padukone (through KA Enterprises LLP), GrowX Ventures, …

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Denmark’s GomSpace To Build Second-Generation Spacecraft For UnseenLabs SAS

GomSpace A/S has been selected by UnseenLabs SAS to develop and deliver their second-generation space system. The collaboration will result in further enhancement of the capabilities to provide disruptive spectrum monitoring services from space, featuring unique hardware and software. “GomSpace is very excited to continue the collaboration with UnseenLabs. With …

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