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Northrop Grumman to Design, Build and Integrate Two Arctic Satellites for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Deliver Space-Based Broadband Communication Satellites to North Polar Region for Space Norway

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by Space Norway to deliver its Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) system. Northrop Grumman will design, manufacture and integrate two satellites in addition to providing critical ground infrastructure. The ASBM satellites will carry multiple hosted payloads including an X-Band payload for the Norwegian …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 25 – Will maturing cubesat propulsion call for more regulation?

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 25: ‘Will maturing cubesat propulsion call for more regulation?’, originally published in October 2018. 1. State-of-play in cubesat utilization and new opportunities …

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Hughes JUPITER System Selected to Power New Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

Pictured, left to right, at a signing ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia: Mr. Timotius Sulaeman, PT. Dian Semesta Sentosa; Mr. Adi Rahman Adiwoso, PT. PSN; Mr. Erry Riana Hardjapamekas, PT. PSN; Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication & Information Technology; Mr. Ramesh Ramaswamy, Hughes; Mr. Vaibhav Magow, Hughes; Mr. Arif Medianto, PT. Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera; and Mr. Adi Widjonarko, PT. Nusantara Satelit Sejahtera.

HUGHES’ JUPITER System has been chosen as the ground network platform for a new satellite over Indonesia. The contract for construction and operation of the 150 Gbps “Multifunctional Satellite” has been awarded by the Government of Indonesia, through its Ministry of Communication and Informatics, to the PSN Consortium led by PT …

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Cambridge Consultants And Iridium Complete $3 Billion Space Upgrade

Breakthrough innovation specialist Cambridge Consultants announces the completion of a decade long, multidisciplinary project with Iridium Communications Inc. Cambridge Consultants has been Iridium’s partner for the development of its core technology fueling the ground-based devices and infrastructure underpinning the revolutionary Iridium® NEXT satellite upgrade campaign. The new satellite constellation, a $3 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Themes: ESPI Brief 23 – Commercial Activities from the Open Ocean to Outer Space

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 23: ‘Commercial Activities from the Open Ocean to Outer Space’, originally published in May 2018. 1. Regulation of space resources: Looking to …

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Astrobotic Confirm Leading Position with $5.6 Million NASA Contract to Deliver Prof. Whittaker’s MoonRanger

Astrobotic has been awarded a $5.6 Million contract by NASA’s Lunar Surface and Instrumentation and Technology Payload (LSITP) programme to cooperate with Carnegie Mellon University on development and delivery of a groundbreaking rover which enables a new paradigm of exploration autonomy. MoonRanger, the lunar rover, will establish transformational high-speed, long-range, …

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French-Swiss Space Cooperation Meeting Spotlights Innovation, Launch, And Space Exploration

In the presence of Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the 26th French-Swiss academic, scientific and technological cooperation forum took place on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1 July 2019. Space cooperation between France and Switzerland was on the agenda …

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Indonesian Government Taps PSN/Thales Alenia Space Consortium To Build SATRIA Communications Satellite

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has selected the consortium led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to deploy and operate a broadband telecommunication satellite. This consortium has awarded Thales Alenia Space (Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%)) to design and manufacture the …

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