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Parsons building small satellite to fly on Atlas 5 in upcoming...

The AEHF-6 mission scheduled for March 19 will fly a 12U multi-manifest satellite carrying multiple U.S. government payloads. WASHINGTON — A United Launch Alliance Atlas...

Spaceflight Industries says sale of rideshare business a “win-win” for all...

WASHINGTON — Spaceflight Industries’ decision to sell its rideshare launch services company, Spaceflight, to two Japanese firms will benefit both Spaceflight and its parent...

Kleos Space borrows $3.4 million while awaiting first launch

WASHINGTON — Radio-frequency-mapping startup Kleos Space on Feb. 18 said it received a $3.4 million loan from Dubai-based Winance to keep the company “well...

Spaceflight Industries to sell rideshare business to Japanese firms

WASHINGTON — Spaceflight Industries announced Feb. 11 it will sell its smallsat rideshare launch business to a pair of Japanese companies, allowing it to...

Op-ed | SpaceX’s adaptation to market changes

Reusability efforts and Starlink are two sides of the same coin This article originally appeared in the Dec. 23, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. SpaceX’s technical...

Opportunities grow for smallsat rideshare launches

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — SpaceX disclosed new details about its small satellite rideshare efforts Feb. 5 as it, and other programs like it by...

Xplore partners with Nanoracks to set up opportunities for deep-space missions

An artist’s conception shows Xplore’s Xcraft probe making its way to the moon. (Xplore Illustration)Seattle-based Xplore says it’s joining forces with Houston-based Nanoracks to...

Kepler decides to build its 140-satellite cubesat constellation in-house

WASHINGTON — Kepler Communications has decided to manufacture its cubesat satellite constellation in-house. The company said Jan. 28 it will build its constellation of 140 cubesats...

Firefly suffers anomaly during launch vehicle test

WASHINGTON — Firefly Aerospace says it had an “anomaly” during a Jan. 22 static-fire test of the first stage of its Alpha rocket under...

TriSept buys Orbex Prime rocket for rideshare flight

BOSTON – Launch integrator TriSept Corp. announced plans Jan. 14 to purchase an Orbex Prime launch vehicle for a dedicated rideshare mission to fly...

UAE’s Falcon Eye 2 satellite switched from Vega to Soyuz

WASHINGTON — Arianespace will launch the United Arab Emirates’ Falcon Eye 2 reconnaissance satellite on a Soyuz in March instead of waiting for the...

Uber and Hyundai set to launch new flying car taxi service...

Hyundai’s flying car concept aims to reduce congestion in major cities and could even reach speeds of up to 180 miles per hour. The vehicle...

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...

DARPA’s big bet on Blackjack

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency foresaw the commercial space boom and recognized an opportunity. Ventures flush with private capital are gearing up...

Arianespace could launch record 22 missions in 2020

WASHINGTON — Arianespace is poised to launch up to 22 missions this year, a number that would nearly double the company’s record.  Half of the European...

SpaceX’s 2020 ambitions tempered by 2019 outcomes

WASHINGTON — SpaceX enters 2020 with ambitious launch, spacecraft and other plans, but those expectations are modulated by what that company achieved, and didn’t...

Audacy defaulted on debt, shut doors in 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Silicon Valley startup Audacy failed to attract the funding necessary to build an inter-satellite communications relay network and closed up shop...

Seraphim Capital, Noosphere Ventures invest in D-Orbit

SAN FRANCISCO – Seraphim Capital and Noosphere Ventures announced investments in Italian space company D-Orbit. Jonathan Firth, D-Orbit chief operating officer declined to say how...

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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