Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy.
Telesat, with one demonstration satellite for its planned broadband satellite constellation in orbit, expects to announce plans for manufacturing the full system in the coming months as it seeks partners to help fund its development.
Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Belmer is taking a contrary view on short-term capacity leases and the explosive growth of video streaming — two disruptive video trends causing angst among satellite operators with substantial television broadcast business.
The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working to revise an agreement to support development of the company's AR1 rocket engine, as questions continue about the engine's long-term future.
Satellite hardware and network builder Gilat of Israel, seeking to interest cellular operators in expanding their reach by satellite, is pressing forward with a strategy of building the entire network for them in exchange for multi-year commitments to pay for the service.
The Air Force creating a budget line for small launch is a “very good thing for the industry,” said Steve Nixon, vice president of strategic development at Stratolaunch.
Fleet operator ViaSat’s newest satellite could lose around 15 percent of its intended throughput due to an antenna problem discovered after launch.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants his agency approve SpaceX’s 15-month-old application to serve the U.S. with its proposed megaconstellation.
Stymied by extended regulatory delays, Planet is planning to remove a ground station it built in Canada if it does not receive a government license for it by June.
SN Military.Space | DoD space budget: Billions for next-gen satellites, launch vehicles; New funding lines for ‘rapid acquisitions’
An initial look at the budget documents released on Monday reveals that spending on space is up only modestly but that priorities appear to be shifting.
In a Feb. 13 solicitation, the Air Force announced it will “conduct a full and open competition” for the production of 22 GPS 3 satellites.
Satellite fleet operator SES on Feb. 12 announced that CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh will be leaving the company April 5, exactly four years after assuming the position.
Planet and Spire, operators of the two largest commercial cubesat constellations in orbit, say they manage their fleets to prevent retired spacecraft from lingering in space beyond internationally accepted guidelines.
Satellite fleet operator SES has agreed to join Intelsat on an amended proposal to let 5G networks use some of the satellite industry’s coveted C-band spectrum for next-generation cellular systems in the United States.
The growth of crypto was a theme at the Space Tech Summit conference. It was a new, and puzzling, experience for some in the space industry, for whom ICO is a failed communications satellite venture and not “Initial Coin Offering,” a way some startups are raising money through cryptocurrencies.