As a new venture proposes to send the winner of a reality show to the International Space Station, some investors see a stronger business case for a future commercial space station.
Astranis announced Sept. 17 that Goldin will chair the company’s new technical advisory board, and recently oversaw the critical design review of the company’s first satellite ahead of a mid-2021 launch.
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French propulsion startup Exotrail has signed two contracts with the European Space Agency for its smallsat electric propulsion technology.
Intelsat has signed a satellite contract with Maxar Technologies, placing the final order in a one-time surge in manufacturing deals triggered by the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming C-band spectrum auction.
Mangata aims to launch its first eight satellites into a highly elliptical orbit in 2023 or 2024. Another 24 satellites would follow in 2024 or 2025 in medium Earth orbit.
Xage Security, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity startup, announced a contract Sept. 17 to develop a data protection strategy for the U.S. Space Force.
As Nanoracks puts the finishing touches on an airlock that will be installed on the International Space Station later this year, the company is finalizing a new funding round.
The lunar lander under development by Dynetics for NASA’s Artemis program will make use of in-space refueling of cryogenic propellants and require three launches in quick succession, company officials revealed.
British satellite operator Avanti has no plans to relist on public markets anytime soon, focusing instead on streamlining costs while finding customers for its underutilized fleet of three satellites and two payloads.
Fred Kennedy, former Space Development Agency director, is the new president of Momentus, a Silicon Valley company preparing to transport satellites in orbit.
Orbion is a four-year-old startup in Houghton, Michigan, that specializes in Hall-effect plasma thrusters for small satellites.
Brandywine Photonics is conducting a design study for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of a constellation of hundreds of small weather satellites.
Mynaric will not be able to launch its first laser communications terminal this year because of a German ban on exporting that technology to China, the company said Monday.