AAC Clyde Space announced plans Oct. 15 to acquire SpaceQuest, a satellite technology developer based in Fairfax, Virginia, for $8.4 million, pending the approval of shareholders and the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
In-space transportation startup Momentus announced service agreements Oct. 2 with Australia’s Skykraft and French spacecraft engineering company Mecano ID.
Manufacturers agreed the cost of cubesats and small satellites of all sizes will decline as constellation developers and operators begin placing larger orders.
Col. Russell Teehan said commercially developed technologies will be part of the future capabilities of the U.S. Space Force.
SmallSat Alliance Chairman Chuck Beames: 'I think they messed up.'
York Space Systems announced the opening May 19 of its new manufacturing facility in Denver, a key step in the firm’s campaign to expand mass manufacturing of standard small satellites.
Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck: "The market needs to grow a lot to sustain more than two companies."
The SmallSat Alliance is calling on the Pentagon and the intelligence community to add hundreds of millions of dollars to satellite programs.
Momentus purchased rides on five SpaceX Falcon 9 SmallSat Rideshare missions in 2020 and 2021 to showcase the ability of its Vigoride in-space transportation vehicle to move customer satellites 300 to 1,200 kilometers beyond the drop-off point, the Santa Clara, California, company announced March 9.
Blue Canyon Technologies announced plans Feb. 12 to supply its X-SAT small satellite for Made In Space’s Archinaut One on-orbit manufacturing demonstration mission.
Feng Yang, Spacety CEO and founder, talked with SpaceNews about his plans for small synthetic aperture radar satellites and the origins of the company at the Space Tech Expo Europe.
Dawn Harms, the former Boeing Satellite Systems International vice president for global sales and marketing, has joined Momentus to serve as chief revenue officer for the In-space transportation startup.
York Space Systems is gearing up to produce hundreds of satellites annually.
Momentus’ is reporting success in on-orbit testing of water plasma propulsion and other key elements of its Vigoride in-space transportation vehicle.