ICEYE Launches 5 New SAR Smallsats Via The SpaceX Transporter-5 Mission – SatNews

ICEYE has successfully launched five new SAR satellites — all spacecraft were launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 smallsat rideshare mission via EXOLAUNCH from Cape CanaveralFlorida. Launch of the SpaceX Transporeter-5 mission from Cape Canaveral. Image is courtesy of SpaceX. Communication has successfully been established with each spacecraft. ICEYE and ICEYE US have now deployed 21 … Read more

Terran Orbital Integrates Fleet Space, GeoOptics, And NASA Satellites Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Prior to Transporter-5 Launch – SatNews

The CPOD, PTD-3, CENTAURI-5, and CICERO-2 satellites are fully integrated and ready to launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 in support of the Transporter-5 mission (Photo: Terran Orbital Corporation) Terran Orbital designs, builds, and integrates satellite solutions that help solve some of the world’s most complex problems…” Terran Orbital Corporation, a global provider of satellite solutions, … Read more

A Major NATO Airborne Contract Goes To Horizon Technologies For Their Flying Fish™ Airborne SIGINT System – SatNews

Horizon Technologies has been assigned a £2 million contract by a NATO customer for the company’s FlyingFish™ airborne SIGINT system. This follows a number of 1Q 2022 orders from a variety of customers around the world seeking to upgrade their ISR capabilities. Horizon Technologies’ FlyingFish™ system is currently involved in NATO operations along the Ukrainian … Read more

Satellite Propulsion System Market To Reach Billion$$ By 2026 – SatNews

The global Satellite Propulsion System Market is anticipated to reach more than $29.9 billion by 2026, according to a new research published by Polaris Market Research. In 2017, the chemical propulsion segment dominated the global market, in terms of revenue. In 2017, North America accounted for the majority share in the global Satellite propulsion system … Read more

NASA’s Program Enables Astrobotic’s Hazard Detection System To Take Flight – SatNews

Astrobotic was selected to receive funding for its LiDAR-based Hazard Detection sensor (LHD) as part of the NASA Flight Opportunities TechFlights solicitation. This LHD sensor will assist in the safe landing of Astrobotic’s Griffin lander, the largest lunar lander since Apollo’s Lunar Module. Griffin will be carrying NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, … Read more

An Unusual Move For SpaceX / Virgin Orbit Investments / Intelsat Creditor Settlements – SatNews

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is scheduled to launch 52 of its Starlink craft into circular orbits today (December 17th). This is an unusual move from Musk’s team — this launch is designed to fill gaps in the constellation’s existing coverage. The launch will take place from SpaceX’s facility at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California … Read more

Virgin Orbit’s Next Mission ‘Above The Clouds’ Enters Launch Prep – SatNews

Coming off flawless back-to-back launches, the Virgin Orbit team has settled into a steady flight preparation rhythm with LauncherOne. The fully assembled rocket that will carry our next customers’ satellites to space left our rocket factory in Long Beach and headed up to the bare concrete pad at the Mojave Air and Space Port that … Read more

NanoAvionics Preparing To Launch Their 5th Rideshare Mission Via Exolaunch Aboard The SpaceX Transporter-4 Mission – SatNews

NanoAvionics MP42 smallsat platform. Image is courtesy of the company. NanoAvionics has announced their latest satellite rideshare mission “MP42” is to be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 with payloads from OQ Technology and Veoware. NanoAvionics MP42 bus prototype assembly. Photo is courtesy of the company. Using the prototype of its new MP42 smallsat bus, … Read more

Million$$ In Investment For Fleet Space Technologies – SatNews

Fleet Space Technologies has secured $26.4 million in investment, valuing the company at $126 million — this represents a major step forward for the company, which is committed to creating the world’s most advanced low-power satellite network, securing planet-wide coverage for millions of compatible Internet of Things (IoT) devices by using its in-house smallsat technology. … Read more

Equatorial Space Systems’ New Senior Personnel And Global Expansion – SatNews

Singapore’s rocket company, Equatorial Space welcomes three new senior engineers to its growing team. Dr Carlos O. Maidana is the Company’s new Head of Payload Services and Thai office. Marcelo Martinez has taken the position of Head of Flight Dynamics, and David Broadbent is the new Director of the Company’s Australian wholly-owned subsidiary. At the … Read more