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Hyperspectral imaging startup Orbital Sidekick raised $10 million in an investment round led by Energy Innovation Capital.
A Chinese space launch company has outlined its plans for a series of solid and reusable rockets for launch services and space tourism and opened a new industrial base.
Xplore, a startup based in Redmond, Washington, announced Jan. 31 it was granted a remote-sensing license for the company's first mission to low Earth orbit.
Capella Space announced Jan. 31 it is forming a new business unit, Capella Federal, that will offer “increased Earth observation access to select U.S. defense customers.”
Lockheed Martin plans to launch the first demonstration mission of its new LM 400 mid-sized satellite bus in 2023.
LeoLabs announced the commissioning Jan. 30 of its West Australian Space Radar to improve tracking of satellites and debris in low-Earth orbit.
Inmarsat’s latest geostationary telecoms satellite has arrived at its Florida launch site after a three-day journey from Airbus’ testing facilities in France.
A startup with plans to mine asteroids for metals says it will launch its first two missions this year, including one that will fly by a near Earth asteroid.
NASA officials met last week to review its overall exploration architecture, although it was unclear exactly what they agreed to and when they will make it public.
European officials say they’re making progress to achieve “strategic autonomy” in space traffic management by building up both capabilities and policy.
The Commerce Department has outlined the services it proposes to offer free of charge to satellite operators from the space traffic management system it is developing.
Lynk Global is close to completing a ground station in Hawaii as part of plans to connect its growing constellation of small satellites to standard smartphones this spring.
L3Harris announced Jan. 26 it delivered the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 to the U.S. Air Force