The Air Force Space Command last week posted a “sources sought” notice for the operations and maintenance of the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System.
The Air Force is looking to upgrade its cloud computing systems to support the massive downloads of weather data from satellites.
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Planet and Spire, operators of the two largest commercial cubesat constellations in orbit, say they manage their fleets to prevent retired spacecraft from lingering in space beyond internationally accepted guidelines.
An internal research and development program using widely available telescopes has evolved into a space situational awareness business for ArianeGroup.
If Europe wants to take a lead role in this necessarily global endeavor, it needs to step up its game, Rolf Densing, head of the European Space Agency’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) said Oct. 25 at Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany.
Astroscale is creating a service the space industry knows it needs even if there's while disagreement over who should pay for it.
FinSpace winner LeoLabs working with Planet to show how commercial data helps satellite operators avoid collisions
For six months, Planet has been sharing with LeoLabs the conjunction warnings it receives from U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base. LeoLabs uses the data to provide Planet with additional information on debris threatening its satellites.
Ground-based observations of PT Telkom’s 18-year old Telkom-1 satellite show a large cloud of debris generated the night the satellite lost contact with customers across Indonesia.
Satellite fleet operator SES says it will retire the malfunctioning AMC-9 satellite a year early if it can regain control of the spacecraft.
Analytical Graphics Inc. of Exton, Pennsylvania contacted the Bolivian Space Agency July 29 to warn that its sole satellite was in the approximate path of EchoStar’s uncommunicative EchoStar-3 satellite.
A 20-year old satellite in fleet operator EchoStar’s constellation is drifting after an anomaly crippled communications, the company said today.