Satellites

Space Industry News December

SpaceX Starship High Altitude Flight Test SpaceX has taken on the challenge of high altitude flight testing of the new Starship spacecraft currently under development for the first time . It succeeded in taking off from the pad and reached an altitude of about 12.5 km, but failed to land… Read More »Space Industry News December

A new Sentinel in orbit. It will collect data on the oceans and climate change

The operation to put into orbit another important component of the European constellation of Earth observation satellites, which is the backbone of the Copernicus program, has been successfully completed. The satellite launched on Saturday, November 21, is the Sentinel-6A, delivered as part of the US-European mission under the patronage of… Read More »A new Sentinel in orbit. It will collect data on the oceans and climate change

Spire announces next-generation launch capable of inter-satellite communication

Spire Global (hereinafter referred to as Spire) , which launches microsatellite and provides ship position information (AIS) and weather information , has already launched 90 satellites with “inter-satellite communication function” in the last few months. We have revealed a plan to eventually replace the constellation satellites in the past. Satellites… Read More »Spire announces next-generation launch capable of inter-satellite communication

China’s first steps to international lunar platform, among other space industry news

China, the first steps to international lunar platform The Chinese government has devised a plan for the International Lunar Research Station (LIRS). This station is scheduled to be installed in the lunar Antarctic region, and it is planned to be developed throughout the 2020s, and expanded by the 2030s… The… Read More »China’s first steps to international lunar platform, among other space industry news

Pakistan’s military relies on Chinese positioning system among other satellite news

India Earth Observation Satellite Startup Raises almost 5 Million dollars in 2 Years On August 19th, Pixxel , a Bangalore-based startup in India , announced that it has raised $530 million in a seed round. The investment was led by Indian venture capital firms Lightspeed India Partners, Blume Ventures and growX ventures. The… Read More »Pakistan’s military relies on Chinese positioning system among other satellite news

Former NASA Secretary Mike Griffin nominated to Rocket Lab Board of Directors among other satellite industry news

Rocket Lab, small rocket venture, announced that it has hired Mike Griffin, who resigned as Under Secretary of Defense in July, as a new board member. Griffin has been involved in both government and space industry. Prior to serving as Under Secretary of Defense, he was Secretary-General of NASA from 2005 to 2009. In the… Read More »Former NASA Secretary Mike Griffin nominated to Rocket Lab Board of Directors among other satellite industry news

GK Launch Services in Russia offers rideshare to the moon among the other satellite industry news

GK Launch Services, which provides Soyuz launch transportation services in Russia, is reported to offer ride-sharing opportunities in line with the lunar exploration mission scheduled for launch in October 2021. GK Launch Services was established in April 2017 to promote commercial launch services, approach international markets and strengthen Russia’s position… Read More »GK Launch Services in Russia offers rideshare to the moon among the other satellite industry news

Project Kuiper receives FCC approval and other satellite industry news

Kuiper constellation receives FCC approval Amazon received approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the operation of 3,236 low-orbit communication satellite constellation. At the same time, it announced that it would invest $10 billion in Kuiper. According to the FCC, Amazon must launch at least 50% of its constellation satellites by… Read More »Project Kuiper receives FCC approval and other satellite industry news