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LEO startup raises $39.5 million for constellation to watch Earth and...

WASHINGTON — Canadian startup NorthStar Earth and Space has raised 52 million Canadian dollars ($39.5 million) for a 40-satellite constellation that would monitor the...

Air Force vice chief says space procurement is on the right...

Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson: The reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid...

Military satellite communications: Buyers can’t make up their minds

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday,...

Ground segment getting more attention in military space programs, U.S. leaders...

LONDON — Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network...

One reason to create a Space Development Agency? Bring the military...

Deanna Ryals, chief partnership officer at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, said a Space Development Agency could be a valuable addition...

U.K. MoD still undecided on how to procure satellite communications

The U.K. military satcom program Skynet 6, according to one official, is suffering from “paralysis by analysis.” LONDON — The U.K. Ministry of Defence is...

Yahsat planning successor for Thuraya fleet

PARIS — With the acquisition of fellow Emirati satellite operator Thuraya completed this August, Yahsat is planning to order two replacement satellites by the...

Thales Group reports boost in space revenue

WASHINGTON — Government demand for space systems drove a “recovery of space orders” for Thales Group this year, offsetting a slump in commercial telecom...

Loon offers network controller for new constellations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to operate its...

FIRST UP Satcom | Thales InFlyt eyes global Ka-band network •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales InFlyt’s new CEO Philippe Carette said he wants the...

Communications providers prepare for spike in demand

PARIS — Satellite communications providers are forming partnerships, making acquisitions and developing new business models in anticipation of low Earth orbit satellite constellations and...

As GPS 3 launch nears, Air Force keeps watchful eye on...

The GPS control segment is a global network of ground facilities that track the satellites, monitor their transmissions, perform analyses, and send commands and...

Regional operators seek flexibility through partnerships, technology

PARIS — To remain profitable during a period of dramatic change in the communications industry, regional satellite operators are adopting innovative technology and establishing partnerships,...

Royal Thai Air Force hires ISIS Space to deliver cubesat in...

SAN FRANCISCO — The Royal Thai Air Force awarded a contract to Innovative Solutions in Space of the Netherlands to build its first Earth observation...

SN Military.Space | Air Force wants new GPS in orbit before...

You’re reading the SN Military.Space newsletter we publish Tuesdays. If you would like to get our news and insights for military space professionals before...

Trident Space’s challenge: Standing out from the crowd of SAR satellite...

This article originally appeared in the Aug. 13, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Radar images are not pretty. They tend to invite comparisons to grainy...

Smallsats becoming a bigger part of DoD’s resiliency calculations

"It’s okay if goes in the drink or fails on orbit if you know you can build another one in short order to...

Loft Orbital unveils 21-partner supply chain for small condosat missions

WASHINGTON — Loft Orbital, a startup that raised $3.2 million last year to run a satellite fleet for people who want to put payloads...

Telesat picks Airbus Defence and Space as second constellation design partner

WASHINGTON — Telesat awarded a second constellation design contract Aug. 1, choosing Airbus Defence and Space to begin studies on the company’s proposed system...

Telesat selects Thales-Maxar team for LEO constellation design work

WASHINGTON — Canadian fleet operator Telesat on July 30 selected Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral division to collaborate on the...

EU IDIOCY: UK satellite tech aboard £8bn EU Galileo rocket may...

The last four satellites of the second batch of the European Union’s Galileo programme were being launched into orbit just after noon today...

Hispasat cites inter-satellite links as pivotal for LeoSat investment

WASHINGTON — Inter-satellite links, a technology that has given some of LeoSat’s would-be investors pause, were actually what convinced Hispasat to invest in the...

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