“As a part of the New Space industry I see no reason why I am replacing my laptop every two years but a satellite is replaced every six years,” said Raz Itzhaki, NSLComm CEO and co-founder. “We constantly improve, launch test, improve launch test.”
As it explores changes to its constellation orbit and spacecraft design, Kepler Communications on Oct. 7 said it nonetheless secured launch slots for its first two fully commercial satellites.
The Royal Thai Air Force ordered a second Earth observation satellite from Innovative Solutions in Space (ISISpace) of the Netherlands, under a contract that includes the satellite's ground segment, satellite commissioning and training.
French startup UnseenLabs intends to launch up to six more ship-tracking cubesats next year to build on the success of its first satellite.
Astrocast has raised an additional 9 million Swiss francs ($9.2 million) to help build and deploy a larger constellation of Internet of Things satellites than the Swiss startup previously envisioned.
NASA is soliciting proposals to fly cubesats on the second flight of its Space Launch System, even as those cubesats chosen for the first SLS launch patiently await their ride.
Spire Global and Kleos Space of Luxembourg announced plans Aug. 6 to create new satellite-derived products aimed at enhancing maritime safety.
The University Würzburg announced at the Small Satellite Conference that onboard electric thrusters changed the attitude of a cubesat, a first for a satellite of this size.
SAN FRANCISCO – German launch services provider Exolaunch is providing launch services and mission management for eight Spire Global satellites scheduled for liftoff July 5 on a Russian Soyuz rocket, the two companies said June 6.
SAS Global, in an April 15 notice to the Australian Stock Exchange, said it needs to raise 7.2 million Australian dollars ($5.2 million) to prevent further delays with its constellation of low Earth orbit satellites.
Morpheus Space is meeting with potential customers and raising money for electric propulsion technology the German startup recently demonstrated in orbit.
Fleet Space Technologies will begin raising money next week from investors in a Series A financing round after service launch immediately filled its four cubesats with customers.
Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications raised $16 million from investors, securing funding to build and launch its first-generation constellation of up to 15 satellites, the company announced today.
ÅAC Clyde, the company being formed by Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec and Scotland’s Clyde Space, says its primary business is shifting from satellite subsystems to constellations as smallsat operators begin fielding more satellites.
Small satellites that have propulsion systems, but don’t have encrypted commanding systems, pose a small but real threat of being hacked and endangering other satellites, according to a new study.