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EOS Defense Systems USA to acquire Audacy’s business, license

SAN FRANCISCO – EOS Defense Systems USA, a subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Holdings Ltd. of Australia, plans to establish a space-based communications relay...

Raytheon deputy director joins SAR startup Umbra Lab

SAN FRANCISCO – Marcus Chevitarese was the deputy engineering director for Raytheon Vision Systems when he met David Langan and Gabe Dominocielo, co-founders of...

French photonics startup Cailabs raises $8.8 million

NEWARK, Delaware — A French startup developing optical communications systems for spacecraft and other industries has raised 8 million euros ($8.8 million) from a...

Xenesis to test optical terminal on Bartolomeo platform

SAN FRANCISCO –Xenesis, a laser communications startup, plans to conduct a space-based demonstration of its Xen-Hub Optical Communications terminal in 2021 on Bartolomeo, the Airbus...

Xenesis inks optical transceiver distribution deal

NCISCO — Xenesis, a Chicago laser communications startup, announced an agreement Sept. 3 with Hartwell Capitol Consulting of Woodbridge, Virginia, to sell optical transceivers...

Water propulsion technologies picking up steam

This article originally appeared in the Aug. 19, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. When the Aerospace Corp. launched the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration in...

Fundamental changes ahead as ground systems prepare for constellations, 5G

This article originally appeared in the July 29, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. When Spire Global was building a constellation of cubesats to gather maritime...

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...

Psyche mission clears review

WASHINGTON — A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget...

Factbox: Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban

(Reuters) - Global technology companies are cutting ties with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd after the U.S. government put the world’s largest telecom equipment...

NASA seeks a rapid launch of a lunar lander

This article originally appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Although NASA’s new goal of landing humans on the moon in five...

Factbox: Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban

(Reuters) - Global tech firms, including chip suppliers, are cutting ties with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd after the U.S. government put the world’s...

Are laser links ready for prime time?

PASADENA, Calif. — Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay...

Jeff Bezos says lunar lander can carry crews to the moon...

This article, Jeff Bezos says lunar lander can carry crews to the moon by 2024, originally appeared on CBSNews.comBlue Origin plans to build and...

LyteLoop plans dozens of smallsats for data-in-motion secure storage service

After four years of stealth mode, LyteLoop, a startup planning to store massive amounts of data by moving it continuously between satellites, is coming...

Mynaric raises $12.5 million from mystery constellation customer

WASHINGTON — Laser communications terminal provider Mynaric says it raised 11 million euros ($12.5 million) in post-IPO funding from a mystery constellation venture that...

Dow falls 500 points as Apple drags down markets

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Boeing investing in satellite propulsion startup

Boeing is investing in Accion Systems Inc., a Boston startup focused on scalable electric propulsion technology for satellites. WASHINGTON — Boeing’s venture capital arm known...

KSAT and Tesat-Spacecom sign laser communications pact

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – Kongsberg Satellite Services and Tesat-Spacecom signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on optical communications technology. The move signals KSAT’s...

Coronavirus cases spread outside China, but WHO reports turning point in...

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of...
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