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The latest campaign by the crowdsource startup Uwingu to sell the naming rights for 500,000 martian craters appears likely to draw the ire once again of the International Astronomical Union.
The space division was able to post a record pretax profit margin of 6 percent despite lower revenue from its services business.
The high-resolution imaging radar for South Korea’s Kompsat-6 Earth observation satellite will be built by LIG Nex1 and Airbus Defence and Space’s German arm.
Emirates Space Imaging has signed a multiyear agreement with Skybox Imaging to distribute Skybox satellite imagery in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Ball delivered four phased-array antennas to be used later this year on a test flight of the Orion spacecraft.
The ability of China’s main satellite manufacturer and launch services provider to meet a tight commercial deadline will be tested with the Apstar 9 contract from APT.
Telesat reported a 6 percent increase in revenue and a 9 percent increase in gross profit in 2013 despite a slow end-year performance.
Sea Launch announced the resignation of Kjell Karlsen as president, saying he is leaving to pursue “other opportunities outside the space industry.”
NASA announced the plan in a request for information released late Feb. 22. Responses from industry are due March 21.