The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the 1,513-kilogram Astrosat spacecraft was healthy in orbit. Operating from and orbit of 650 kilometers in altitude inclined six degrees relative to the equator, Astrosat is expected to deliver optical, ultraviolet and X-ray images of black holes and other phenomena in a five-year mission.
In 2015, Spire plans to launch 20 triple cubesats. By the end of 2017, the company will have more than 100 satellites helping commercial customers forecast weather and track ships.
Spaceflight Networks is partnering with smallsat developer Spire on a network of ground stations that will provide a low-latency communications system for such satellites.
LIVERPOOL, England — Organizers of this year’s UK Space Conference thought that because the nation’s fast-growing space sector is focused on creating startup companies and generating revenue, inviting a Silicon Valley startup space company w…
Spire, a company developing a constellation of cubesats to provide weather data to commercial and government customers, announced June 30 it has raised $40 million to complete work on the satellites and begin launching them later this year.