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Who’s telling the truth?

A space industry flush with startups and easy money struggles to tamp down all the B.S. At a meteorology conference, a space industry consultant asked...

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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES An estimated 53.6% of the world’s population now has...

Maxar announces GEO order, property sale and debt refinancing, sizes WorldView...

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies on Nov. 4 said an undisclosed customer has agreed to buy a geostationary communications satellite, providing what Maxar offered as...

Maxar weaving components into new business ventures

Since Jan. 1, Maxar Technologies has revamped operations, installed new leadership and incorporated in the United States. Now, the company is exploring the intersections...

Earth observation companies plan new satellites and seek new customers

PARIS — As operators of Earth observation satellites prepare to update their fleets, with an emphasis on both improved resolution and revisit time, they...

Maxar CEO predicts return to growth

WASHINGTON — After a difficult year that saw its stock price plummet and the future of its geostationary satellite business questioned, the head of...

Airbus to build four imaging satellites for French space agency, mulls...

WASHINGTON — Airbus and the French Space Agency CNES have agreed to cofinance a constellation of four Earth observation satellites while leaving the door...

Satellite imagery startups to challenge Maxar for big government contracts

The NRO is ready to start buying products from new vendors and move beyond the single-supplier arrangement with Maxar Technologies. SAN ANTONIO — The talk...

Maxar quarterly revenues dip as firm restructures satellite business

SAN FRANCISCO — Maxar Technologies reported a decrease in quarterly revenues May 9 due to lackluster geostationary communication satellite sales, completion of a radar...

Maxar’s path to growth runs through Worldview Legion

Dan Jablonsky President and CEO Maxar Technologies Dan Jablonsky, the former DigitalGlobe president, took the helm at Maxar Technologies on Jan. 13, six days after the company...

Maxar cutting jobs to help stem $1.2 billion loss, stabilize satellite...

MIAMI — Maxar Technologies, which will lay off more than 200 people as it seeks to return to profitability, says the struggling satellite division...

Maxar to retain but restructure GEO satellite business

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies has decided not to sell or shut down its commercial geostationary orbit satellite business, but will restructure it with a...

Chile seeking industry input on spy satellite plan with a commercial...

WASHINGTON — As the Chilean Air Force looks to replace an aging spy satellite it bought from Airbus a decade ago, the European aerospace giant...

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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Arianespace’s first mission of the year is scheduled for...

SSL cancels DARPA satellite servicer agreement

  WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral division terminated a contract to build DARPA’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites spacecraft Jan. 30, leading to...

Maxar schedules spending break after WorldView Legion completion

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies plans to significantly reduce its capital expenditures after completing construction of its next-generation WorldView Legion constellation so that the company...

DigitalGlobe: New commercial players not threatening our government business

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday,...

Maxar creating new smallsat division as it shrinks SSL

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies is setting up a new organization focused solely on small satellites while continuing to downsize its geostationary satellite manufacturing business...

Maxar considering quitting GEO satellite manufacturing business

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies, owner of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral, may shut down its geostationary manufacturing line as a result of a multi-year...

Meet Maxar, the space industry’s newest tech giant

MDA’s $2.4 billion merger with DigitalGlobe is the biggest space acquisition to close so far this year. MDA’s $2.4 billion merger with DigitalGlobe is...

Raytheon moves into commercial imaging market with DigitalGlobe order

SAN FRANCISCO — DigitalGlobe’s selection of Raytheon Space Systems to manufacture high-resolution imagers for the WorldView Legion constellation shows Raytheon is making headway in...

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate seven times New York's?...

(Reuters) - The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death...
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