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Space Development Agency promises to do more with less

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Telesat LEO contenders pitch Canadian production to sweeten deal

WASHINGTON — Companies competing to build hundreds of broadband satellites for Canadian fleet operator Telesat are considering setting up production facilities in Canada. European manufacturer...

SpaceX seeks FCC approval for up to a million Starlink satellite...

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the...

FIRST UP Satcom | SmartSky raises $104M • SES picks Halliwell successor...

TOP STORIES Ground-based inflight connectivity provider SmartSky Networks raised $104 million to continue deployment of its air-to-ground network. Most of the funding, $75 million, is...

Iridium ends legacy satellite service, switches all traffic to Next fleet

WASHINGTON — With its full second-generation constellation now in orbit, Iridium has transferred all its communications services off of its two-decade-old legacy fleet. “For the...

Space startup investments continued to rise in 2018

WASHINGTON — Investors continue to fund space startups at an accelerating rate, according to two firms that track activity in the sector. Venture capitalists poured...

SAIC wins $655 million Air Force contract to modernize satellite ground...

The decision comes just two weeks after SAIC, based in Reston, Virginia, completed a $2.5 billion acquisition of Engility, which greatly expanded the company’s...

Maxar’s exit from DARPA satellite servicing program a cautionary tale

Former RSGS program manager Gordon Roesler: ”The RSGS capability is so revolutionary, the nation really needs to find a way to get it on...

Op-Ed | The space industry’s game-changing role in next-generation aircraft tracking...

The clock is ticking. By Jan. 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated that airplanes flying in most of the controlled airspace...

FIRST UP Satcom | Intelsat joins GSMA • SSTL completes first...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Global fleet operator Intelsat has joined GSMA, a mobile network...

FIRST UP Satcom | Intelsat joins GSMA • SSTL completes first...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Global fleet operator Intelsat has joined GSMA, a mobile network...

FIRST UP Satcom | Orbcomm satellite breaks up • OneWeb denies Russian...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES One of Orbcomm’s first-generation satellites broke up Dec. 22,...

FIRST UP Satcom | ISRO launches Ku-band satellite • SpaceX raising...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES India successfully launched a military communications satellite early Dec....

Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away

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Aerospace Corp. to lay out strategy to ‘outpace the threat’ in...

CEO Steve Isakowitz: We need a flexible architecture so satellites can be rapidly updated with new payloads, constellations can be quickly augmented and launch...

Arianespace launches two Asian satellites on Ariane 5 rocket

WASHINGTON — Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec. 4, carrying a satellite...

Atlas Space Operations wins first defense customer

SAN FRANCISCO – With the SpaceX dedicated rideshare launch, Atlas Space Operations marked an important milestone: welcoming its first Defense Department customer into its...

Amazon-Lockheed venture casts shadow on ground station startups

WASHINGTON — A joint effort by Amazon and Lockheed Martin to provide ground station services to satellite startups could pose a competitive threat to...

Arianespace Vega launches second Moroccan Earth-observation satellite

DALLAS — An Arianespace Vega rocket launched the Mohammed 6-B satellite for Morocco the evening of Nov. 20, placing the satellite in the same orbit...

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

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