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Managing the complexity of the world’s largest satellite navigation system

Today Spaceopal is a well-established reality. How would you describe your company? Spaceopal is a joint venture between Telespazio and DLR-GfR. Founded in 2010, it is the prime contractor for the operational services of the European Satellite Navigation System Galileo and, therefore, is one of the largest satellite service operators in the world. Today we…

How to Implement Open Architectures Faster in Ground Systems—Legacy, Now, and Next

As the evolution of space as a contested domain accelerates, defense and national security agencies must innovate—and both legacy ground systems and digital-first programs now have the chance to rapidly adapt. Every day, the Ukraine-Russian war shows the world the power of space data, while the Space Force’s establishment of a new Indo-Pacific unit underscores…

Space Launch System: One Step Closer to the Moon—and Beyond

With the successful launch of Artemis I and the second SLS rocket nearing completion, aerospace experts engage the next generation, assuring them that this is just the beginning of a long and mind-blowing highway into deep space.

Boeing’s Starliner – Advancing Innovative Technology

One day after launching May 19 from Florida’s Space Coast on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft docked to the International Space Station, or ISS, signifying a historic moment for the program.

Connecting the Countryside

Because most people live in cities and suburbs, broadband and mobile service tend to be good there.  But not everyone everywhere has the same opportunities.

Beyond Gravity: Key supplier for constellations

Beyond Gravity (formerly RUAG Space) is a key supplier to satellite constellations. New Space and commercial customers trust in Beyond Gravity for the deployment of satellites into space as well as for controlling, positioning and thermal protection of satellites in orbit.

Fighting Fires via Satellite

A forest fire is a massive wall of heat and flame.  Driven by high winds, it can leap across roads, spin into columns of fire, turn homes to ash.


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