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Harwell Space Cluster Launches 10-Year Growth Strategy

The Harwell Space Cluster, Europe’s most concentrated group of space organisations located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, has released its 10-year growth strategy. Already recognised internationally as the UK Space Gateway, the strategy supports the cluster’s ambition to become the most compelling global gateway to the space sector, making …

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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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Space Café Podcast Episode 003 Featuring Daniel Porras is Available Now

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the third episode in our new podcast series, The Space Cafe Podcast. Episode 003 features special guest Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow at UNIDIR – the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research in Geneva talking about indicators of an arms race in space, Columbus, space …

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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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NRL Conducts First Test Of Solar Power Satellite Hardware In Orbit

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on 17 May 2020 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. “To our knowledge, this experiment is the first test in …

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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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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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