Kacific said it recently secured $160 million from the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank and GuarantCo, a European- and Australian-government backed infrastructure investment organization, along with other financiers.
Rocket Lab successfully launched several smallsats Dec. 6 on an Electron mission also designed to test technologies to make the rocket’s first stage reusable.
Umbra Lab announced that Marcus Chevitarese, former deputy engineering director for Raytheon Vision Systems, is the startup's new engineering vice president.
Capella Space announced an agreement with Remote Sensing Instruments, making the Indian firm Capella’s exclusive reseller in India.
The Founder Institute, an accelerator with operations in 180 cities globally, is establishing a new program with ties to the NASA Ames Research Center.
Sky and Space Global, a startup planning a constellation of 200 cubesats for low-data-rate communications, has narrowed its near-term focus to raising enough money for an initial eight satellites.
NileSat buys satellite from Thales Alenia • Arctic comms payloads pass review • NationSat launch slips to 2021
Thales Alenia Space received a contract from Egyptian satellite operator NileSat to build a new geostationary communications satellite.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a reorganization of the office that oversees commercial launches in a bid to improve its efficiency as the number of launches grows.
TriSept Corp., a launch integration and mission management company, announced Dec. 2 an $18 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to support NASA cubesat launches.
In December, Cloud Constellation was finalizing receipt of a $100 million investment that would help the startup deploy a ring of secure data-storage satellites in low Earth orbit. By spring, Cloud Constellation had walked away from the deal, citing a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, as one of the reasons.
RBC Signals is expanding its global network of ground stations by combining excess capacity in existing antenna networks with its own antennas. CEO Ron Faith spoke with SpaceNews about the lessons he sees in the growth of cellular networks at the World Satellite Business Week conference in September.