Mynaric _ banner Feb 2021
Home / Space / Satellite / Satellite Launch Business (page 12)

Satellite Launch Business

#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Daniel Neuenschwander of ESA

Europe’s prime launcher Ariane 5 is to retire in 2023, and the development of Ariane 6 is reaching a crucial stage. This week, the ESA Council will decide on additional budget that ESA requested to bring it to fruition.  SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer spoke to Daniel Neuenschwander, Director of Space Transportation at ESA, about Ariane 5 …

Read More »

#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The year in Space – 2020 – an Australian perspective

by Dr. Malcolm Davis SpaceWatch.Global asked its staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst at  The Australian Strategic Policy Institute. For Australia as a new space power, 2020 …

Read More »

Rocket Lab to launch NASA’s lunar CAPSTONE next year

Paris, 14 December 2020. – Ready for the Moon: Rocket Lab will launch NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar pathfinder on an Electron rocket with a Photon spacecraft in the second quarter of 2021, the company said. The CAPSTONE satellite will act as a pathfinding precursor for lunar missions, including Gateway, a Moon-orbiting …

Read More »

SiriusXM launches its seventh Maxar-built satellite on SpaceX

Paris, 14 December 2020. – A seventh SiriusXM satellite by Maxar, a seventh flight of the same Falcon 9 booster: The space firm Maxar Technologies and SiriusXM, the audio entertainment company, successfully launched the SXM-7 satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, the companies said. SXM-7 will deliver …

Read More »

#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Financing the Space Sector

by Jose Salgado SpaceX is the world’s most valuable private space company worth $46 billion, with a recent closing of a $2 billion round of funding among seventy-five investors, according to Bloomberg. To put that number in context, last year space start-up ventures attracted $5.7 billion in financing, where 70% …

Read More »

ESA contracts Italian firms to build its reusable Space Rider

Paris, 11 December 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA) contracted four Italian space firms to go ahead with the development of its reusable Low Earth Orbit Space Rider, ESA announced. Space Rider is a reusable spacecraft of about the size of two minivans and can carry customer payloads of …

Read More »

Delta IV Heavy takes off from Cape with spy mission

Paris, 11 December 2020. – The United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Delta IV super-heavy rocket with a spy mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida yesterday. The ULA footage showed the rocket – which was 235 feet tall and weighed 1.6 million pounds on the launch pad – blast …

Read More »

With RavnX, Aevum claims to invent the Autonomous Launch paradigm

Paris, 8 December 2020. – The U.S. space logistics firm Aevum presented “the world’s first autonomous launch vehicle”, called RavnX. The Ravn X Autonomous Launch Vehicle is “the world’s largest Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), by mass, designed to deliver satellites to space as fast as every 180 minutes”, the company …

Read More »

Cargo Dragon docks to ISS while Starship prepares next test

Paris, 8 December 2020. – The flow of good news doesn’t stop: SpaceX has launched its next generation Cargo Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) while the company prepares for the next important test flight of its Starship in Texas today. The unpiloted and automated Cargo Dragon resupply …

Read More »