SpaceNews Magazine – August 1, 2016

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Smallsat at 30
Over three decades, small satellites’ potential is slowly realized

 

FEATURES 

Orbcomm’s smallsat nightmare
Orbcomm asks FCC to call a time out on Spaceflight’s 90-satellite mission

Another launch venture enters fray
Vector Space Systems eyes 2018 first flight after absorbing Garvey Space Corp.

More than meets the eye
Non-visual data could be the next big thing in small satellites

Call to arms
Builders of satellites large and small must work together to benefit science

 

DEPARTMENTS

MY TAKE
Small satellites, big expectations

FOUST FORWARD
The reusability challenge: economics, not technology

CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS 
Smallsats and the multi-trillion-dollar data set

COMMENTARY
Time for smallsats to grow up and take responsibility

BOTTOM LINE
FCC chairman to satellite industry: shut up