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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries still expects to conduct the maiden flight of Japan’s H3 rocket this year, notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic.
L3Harris Technologies has redesigned its patented unfurlable mesh reflector antenna to meet growing demand from firms building satellites weighing roughly 180 to 1,000 kilograms.
International Launch Services has hired a longtime United Launch Alliance executive as its new president as the company expands to offer Soyuz launch services and potentially human spaceflight missions.
Since the beginning of the year, space insurance underwriter Assure Space is no longer offering policies covering collision risk for satellites operating in low Earth orbit.
Satellite 2020, one of the largest space industry conferences of the year, ended a day early March 11, part of a growing number of events affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Space Development Agency (SDA) is evaluating how cloud computing could bolster its campaign to quickly identify and track missiles.
The app is to help “understand the elements associated with communications satellite architectures.”
Airbus Defence and Space wanted to launch a satellite servicer shortly after Northrop Grumman launched MEV-1, but backed away from those plans two years ago because of uncertainty about the commercial market.
Thompson: “We need intelligence to understand what the threat is and what it does.”
Elizabeth Driscoll, business development director at Spaceflight, said the company is constantly in need of more launch options, but won’t rush to new vehicles without confidence they will deliver.
Launch industry puts emergency plans in place for coronavirus, but missions so far remain on schedule
ULA's Tory Bruno: “We are limiting non essential business travel but that doesn’t include launch and rockets.”
It’s not easy for commercial geospatial intelligence products to make their way into day-to-day operations of defense and intelligence agencies.
Isotropic, a firm once focused on the consumer broadband market, has pivoted toward developing terminals for government and defense customers, established satellite constellation operators, telecommunications, enterprises and maritime, while licensing technology for aircraft terminals.
Executives from SES and Eutelsat said they are watching as SpaceX deploys its own Starlink constellation of broadband satellites, which could make SpaceX one of their competitors.