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Astrobotic Selects United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch its First Mission to the Moon

Astrobotic has selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021. “We are so excited to sign with ULA and fly Peregrine on Vulcan Centaur. This contract with ULA was the result of a highly …

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Equatorial Space and Precious Payload To Advance Ridesharing Opportunities For Near-Equatorial and Polar Inclinations

Small satellite launch vehicle developer, Equatorial Space, has announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Precious Payload Inc. This partnership with digital freight forwarder for space missions will advance technologies and lines of business towards exploration of satellite ridesharing opportunities for low-inclination launches. Equatorial Space’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Space Law Games at the 4th Global Space Traffic Management Workshop

The question of Space Traffic Management (STM) is becoming more urgent as the amount of satellites being orbited is set to grow at an unprecedented rate. In this article, Christopher J. Newman, Professor of Space Law & Policy, previews an event that is dedicated to addressing space traffic management challenges. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: How India is catching up with China with the launch of Chandrayaan-2

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “How India is catching up with China with the launch of Chandrayaan-2”, originally published 22 July 2019. On the day of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission, …

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Frost & Sullivan Finds Small Satellites and Downstream Digital Transformation Accelerate Space Industry Evolution

In a new report, Frost & Sullivan forecasts the total revenue opportunities for the global satellite manufacturing market to soar past $366.06 billion with global launch demand for 12,766 satellites and cumulative launch opportunities of $102.52 billion for the period 2019 to 2030. “The space industry is rapidly evolving. Not only are satellite platforms becoming more …

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Spaceflight Purchases and Fully Manifests First-Ever Commercial SSLV Mission from NewSpace India Limited

Spaceflight has purchased the first commercial launch of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) from NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), scheduled for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India later this year. Spaceflight has already sold out the entire manifest for this secured SSLV-D2 launch with spacecraft from …

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TriSept Corporation To Address Space Debris Challenge With Rocket Lab And Millennium Space Systems

TriSept Corporation, a leading provider of launch integration and mission management services, has signed comprehensive launch service agreements with Millennium Space Systems and Rocket Lab to support a unique mission aimed at helping to solve the ever-increasing low-Earth orbital debris challenge. Millennium Space Systems is designing and building, and will …

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Spaceflight’s Second Rideshare Mission With Rocket Lab Slated For 16 August

Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, has announced it has managed the procurement, integration, and mission management services for three spacecraft on Rocket Lab’s next mission aboard an Electron rocket. This mission, called “Look Ma, No Hands” by Rocket Lab, represents Spaceflight’s second of several launches scheduled …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Marco Aliberti of ESPI

Have you ever thought about the weather patterns that occur in space? Space Weather is something that is often overlooked but the weather events that happen in space can have a great effect on our space infrastructure such as satellites and the services they provide here on Earth. Along with …

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