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Firefly Aerospace Acquires Spaceflight Inc.

Firefly Aerospace has announced the acquisition of Spaceflight Inc. to strengthen Firefly’s on-orbit solutions and service the entire lifecycle of customers’ satellites and spacecraft. The acquisition further supports Firefly’s robust portfolio of low-cost space transportation services, including responsive launch and in-space mobility, on-orbit hosting and servicing, and lunar delivery operations. However, the announcement did not disclose the terms of the transaction.

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SpainSat NG-I Communication Module Ships to Toulouse

The Communications Module of the SpainSat NG-I telecommunications satellite has left the plant of Thales Alenia Space in Tres Cantos, Spain, towards the plant of Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse France. The module will subsequently proceed with the assembly, integration, and test (AIT) activities of the whole satellite.

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Speedcast Delivers Deployment for OneWeb’s Maritime Service

One Web

Speedcast and OneWeb have jointly announced the launch of OneWeb’s maritime LEO connectivity service. Following successful engineering trials, OneWeb’s maritime terminals have been installed on the RV Polarstern, in partnership with Reederei F. Laeisz and Speedcast, delivering the first fully-managed service and support.

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Thales Alenia Space to Join DESP Development

Thales Alenia Space will partner with Serco, the leader of the consortium that the European Space Agency (ESA) awarded to implement the DestinE Core Service Platform (DESP), a key element of the European Commission’s flagship initiative Destination Earth (DestinE). The objective of DestinE is to develop highly accurate digital models of the Earth to monitor and predict the interaction between natural phenomena and human activities, anticipate extreme events, and adapt policies to climate-related challenges.

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The Space Café Podcast #82: Anousheh Ansari – Space Entrepreneur, XPRIZE, and the Future of Exponential Technologies

In this episode, join Anousheh Ansari, a space entrepreneur and the first Iranian, self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station, as she discusses her journey in the space industry, the future of exponential technologies, and her involvement in the XPRIZE.

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