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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...

Japanese communications satellite and South Korean weather satellite launch on Ariane...

WASHINGTON — Arianespace completed its third launch of the year Feb. 18, sending a Japanese communications satellite and a South Korean weather satellite into...

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...

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...

Smallsat industry faces challenges to growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — While the smallsat industry continues to grow, experts warn that several blind spots could slow its growth in the near...

Momentus announces customers for in-space shuttle service

Mountain View, Calif. – SteamJet Space Systems is the latest customer to sign up for Momentus’ Vigoride space transportation service. Momentus announced plans at the...

Accion Systems raises $11 million Series B for space propulsion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Space propulsion startup Accion Systems has raised $11 million in a new round of funding designed to allow the company...

GMV providing ground infrastructure for Space Norway satellites • AAC Clyde wins...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Spanish supplier GMV received a contract from Northrop Grumman...

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...

Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Foust Forward | How to succeed in spaceports without really launching

For most people, the term “spaceport” conjures up visions of launch pads and gantries, with rockets taking off vertically. Some expand that vision to...

SSTL appoints new boss • InfoStellar adds Aussie ground stations to...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Surrey Satellite Technology Limited has appointed a new managing...

Saturn Satellite Networks to be first customer of Northrop Grumman’s OmegA

WASHINGTON — Northrop Grumman announced Dec. 12 that Saturn Satellite Networks, a startup satellite manufacturer, will be the customer for the first OmegA launch...

Swiss startup ClearSpace wins ESA contract to deorbit Vega rocket debris

WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency signed a debris-removal contract with Swiss startup ClearSpace tasking the company with deorbiting a substantial piece of a...

Electron launches smallsats in test of rocket reusability

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched several smallsats Dec. 6 on an Electron mission also designed to test technologies to make the rocket’s first...

Globalstar refinancing ends liquidity crisis

WASHINGTON — Globalstar executives on Dec. 2 said the recent refinancing of its $342 million debt and new loans secured with help from EchoStar...

Globalstar borrows $199M with EchoStar’s help • Measat buys Ariane 5...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Globalstar is borrowing $199 million through a loan arranged...

South Korea city deserted after coronavirus 'super-spreads' through church

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - The streets of South Korea’s fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught...
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