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Iceye establishes U.S. arms, considers U.S. manufacturing

SAN FRANCISCO – Iceye, the Finnish radar satellite operator, opened a U.S. office in the San Francisco Bay Area led by Mark Matossian, who...

Kinéis raises 100 million euros to build and launch 25 IoT...

WASHINGTON — French Internet of Things startup Kinéis has raised 100 million euros ($110.5 million) from private and public investors to fund a constellation...

OP-ED | For the United States, a second race to...

Once again, U.S. policy for human spaceflight is under debate. As reported by SpaceNews, the House Science Committee is pushing a policy more directed...

U.S., China set for spring Civil Space Dialogue on exploration, science

HELSINKI — U.S. and Chinese officials are working towards meeting for a bilateral Civil Space Dialogue around March in the first such discussion since...

China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite

HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the Yinhe-1 commercial 5G satellite into low...

Blue Canyon Technologies to build its largest satellite to date for...

WASHINGTON — MethaneSAT, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, has selected Blue Canyon Technologies to supply the platform for its donor-funded satellite.  MethaneSAT...

French component suppliers demo constellation hardware with ANGELS cubesat

WASHINGTON — A cubesat launched Dec. 18 is testing hardware from French component makers jockeying for smallsat constellation work. ANGELS, the Argos Néo on a...

Luxembourg expands its space resources vision

Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister of Luxembourg, frequently tells the story of how he got interested in building a space resources industry in the...

Op-ed | Envisioning the next 50 years in space

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing changed how the world viewed space exploration. For the millions of people who watched Neil Armstrong...

Space race BOOST: New rocket which can hit 800mph in 60...

Orbex has also unveiled plans for a groundbreaking mission control centre at its base in Forres on the Moray coast, from which the company will...

Study pegs cost of imagery constellation at $300 million

SAN FRANCISCO – A new study says companies can build, launch and operate constellations to gather global Earth imagery with a resolution of one...

Satellite industry slowly embracing the cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler says that satellite operators didn’t jump on the cloud services bandwagon as fast as the rest...

Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding

Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese commercial space sector. KERAVA, Finland — Two...

New holding company to support space startups

WASHINGTON — A new holding company seeks to back the development of space industry startups through both funding and infrastructure support. Denver-based Voyager Space Holdings,...

New Chinese commercial rocket firms move toward maiden launches

HELSINKI — A number of firms in the Chinese NewSpace sector are taking steps towards debut suborbital and orbital launches, while also attracting new...

Indian Moon Probe’s Failure Won’t Stop an Asian Space Race that...

On Sept. 7, India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission deployed its Vikram lander for an attempted landing at the Moon’s south pole. Communications with the lander...

Can satellite megaconstellations be responsible users of space?

For many in the space industry, so-called “megaconstellations” of communications satellites are the next big thing. Such systems have the potential to provide services...

Mecano ID, with help from CNES, making its first smallsat deployer

A rendering of Mecano ID’s Ejection of Satellite System. Credit: Mecano ID.WASHINGTON — Mecano ID, a supplier of spacecraft structures and radio-frequency components, is...

Chinese Linkspace reaches 300 meters with launch and landing test

HELSINKI — Chinese private firm Linkspace has performed its most ambitious launch and landing test so far amid a flurry of activity in the...

Amid $5 billion buyout, Cobham in hot pursuit of megaconstellation work

Cobham accepted a U.S. private equity group’s $5 billion offer July 25 to take the British defense and aerospace contractor private. The buyout comes...

Spaceflight purchases first commercial flight of new Indian small launcher

Updated 11:20 a.m. Eastern. LOGAN, Utah — Spaceflight announced Aug. 6 that it will purchase the first commercial launch a new Indian vehicle scheduled to...

Op-ed | Two more rules for building a megaconstellation

Miniaturization and standardization of commercial low-cost, high-performance components have enabled a class of smaller space vehicles whose cost of development, manufacturing, and launch is...
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