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Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund

WASHINGTON — The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will...

French military shows interest in Stratobus • Emergency satcom gear deployed in...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales Alenia Space and its majority shareholder Thales Group...

Celestia eyes larger stake in ground segment market

WASHINGTON — Dutch conglomerate Celestia Technologies Group hopes to provide more satellite gateway stations following its December acquisition of Antwerp Space’s ground systems division...

German launch startup raises $17 million with help from Airbus Ventures...

WASHINGTON — Isar Aerospace, a German startup developing a small launch vehicle, has raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Airbus...

Space hardware manufacturers urge realistic expectations for 3D printing

BREMEN, Germany — Space hardware builders say they fully expect 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing, but cautioned that the technology is sometimes promoted without...

OHB defends self-funded launcher effort

BREMEN, Germany — OHB Chief Executive Marco Fuchs says people wrongly classify his company as a satellite manufacturer.  “We believe that our industry is the...

European spaceport boom could benefit industry

BREMEN, Germany — At least a half a dozen spaceports are under consideration across Europe, something European industrial giants ArianeGroup and OHB say bodes...

Loft Orbital raises $13 million as it prepares to bulk buy...

WASHINGTON —  Loft Orbital has raised a fresh $13 million to continue development of a constellation of small satellites purpose-built to carry a mix...

NBN gets praise for Sky Muster data plans • OHB revenues...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Australian farmers are celebrating the start of less restrictive...

Satellites for Intelsat, European lasercomm launch on Arianespace rocket

WASHINGTON — Arianespace on Aug. 6 conducted its first launch since the failure of a Vega rocket a month ago, orbiting two satellites on...

Italy to increase space projects with “mirror programs” of European agencies

WASHINGTON — The Italian Space Agency has launched a new initiative to strengthen Italy’s space expertise by leveraging domestic companies to build spacecraft that...

Firefly to partner with IAI on lunar lander

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Firefly Aerospace announced July 9 it plans to work with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the manufacturer of the Beresheet lunar lander,...

Avanti secures $55 million credit line

WASHINGTON — British satellite operator Avanti obtained a credit facility worth $55 million as it awaits the launch of a hosted payload now set...

Prototype Ariane 6 carbon-composite upper stage gets ESA funding

WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency gave contracts to ArianeGroup and MT Aerospace on May 14 to develop a prototype upper stage that could...

Loft Orbital fills first condosat, preps for quarterly launches

WASHINGTON — Loft Orbital, a company preparing a constellation to carry payloads for customers who don’t want to operate their own satellites, has filled...

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space...

By Andrea ShalalBERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws...

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space...

BERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract...

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space...

BERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract...

Discarded Atlas 5 upper stage breaks up in orbit • Viasat, China...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Ground-based telescopes in Spain identified 40 to 60 pieces...

SpaceIL says “chain of events” led to crash of lunar lander

WASHINGTON — As SpaceIL continues its investigation into its failed lunar landing attempt April 11, its backers as well as others in the space...

SpaceIL lander crashes on moon

COLORADO SPRINGS — An Israeli lunar lander originally built to win a prize competition crashed onto the surface of the moon April 11 when...

SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — SpaceIL announced April 4 that its Beresheet spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon, setting the stage for a landing attempt in...

Tori Spelling Criticizes The Oscars For Ommiting Luke Perry And Her...

Just like many others, Tori Spelling was really disappointed and upset that Luke Perry, a well as her late dad, Aaron Spelling, were not...
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