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ThinKom Satellite Antennas Qualified for Operation on Intelsat Flex Networks

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ThinSat® 300 Vehicle-Mounted Phased Arrays Provide Reliable High-Throughput Communications-on-the-Move HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Aug. 31, 2021 – ThinKom Solutions today announced that its land-mobile ThinSat 300® phased-array antenna has been qualified for use on Intelsat’s FlexMove for Government satellite network. The qualification was awarded following an extensive battery of over-the-air tests conducted at Intelsat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland with Intelsat…

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Ball Aerospace Selected for Two Landsat Next Studies

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 30, 2021 — Ball Aerospace was selected by NASA for two Landsat Next architecture studies: Landsat Next Instrument Study – Constellation Satellite Concept and Landsat Next Instrument – Single Satellite Concept. The two six-month studies will look at instrument architectures and designs for the next generation of Landsat. “Users around the world rely…

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His Excellency Director General Dr. Salim M. AlMalik of ICESCO’s Address to the 36th Space Symposium

Hello everyone. Good morning. This is a very difficult time in every country. My warmest greeting from about the capital city of Morocco, to all of you here in Colorado Springs. And to all those who are attending virtually — Dr. Kathryn Thornton, Admiral Thomas Zelibor, Ms. Shelli Brunswick, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I…

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The Foundation for the Future and the High-Speed Flight-FastForward Project Sign Collaboration Agreement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25th, 2021  36th Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado ANNOUNCEMENT The Foundation for the Future and the High-Speed Flight-FastForward Project Sign Collaboration Agreement to Further America’s Success in Space Through Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Leading to Point-to-Point High Speed Space Transportation PRESS RELEASE Tim Chrisman Executive Director of the Foundation for the Future…

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StarLab Oasis Opens in Abu Dhabi

Nanoracks ventures into the Space AgTech sector ABU DHABI, UAE- August 25, 2021- Nanoracks, the world’s leading provider of commercial access to space, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Space AgTech company, StarLab Oasis.  This expansion highlights Nanoracks commitment to address the growing problems of desertification, climate change, water scarcity and food…

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Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed, Says IDTechEx

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For Immediate Release Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed, Says IDTechEx Thursday 26 August 2021 IDTechEx Cambridge, UK Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does…

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Astroscale’s ELSA-d Successfully Demonstrates Repeated Magnetic Capture

Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 26, 2021 – Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) successfully tested its ability to capture its client spacecraft using the servicer’s magnetic capture system, in a demonstration performed on Wednesday, August 25 (UTC).  A major challenge of debris removal, and on-orbit servicing in general, is docking with or capturing a client object; this test demonstration served as a successful validation of ELSA-d’s ability to dock with a client, such as a defunct satellite.  When ELSA-d…

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Space Foundation and ICESCO Sign Joint Public Partnership Agreement Events Tie Benefits of Space Science and Technology to Economic Development Worldwide

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 25, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today signed an agreement at the 36th Space Symposium, expanding the organization’s emerging partnership with ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor (RADM, U.S. Navy, ret.) welcomed…

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NorthStar Earth & Space secures radio frequency spectrum license approval for planned satellite constellation

Government of Canada authorization in principle is key milestone for NorthStar MONTREAL, CANADA, 24 AUGUST 2021 — NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) has received approval in principle from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) authorizing NorthStar to use all of the company’s requested radio frequency spectrum allocation for its planned 52-satellite constellation that will…

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Space Foundation Partners With SAIC at Space Symposium With First Inclusive Cohort for a Joint Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 24, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today formalized its partnership with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator driving our nation’s digital transformation. SAIC joined Space Foundation in announcing the first inclusive space cohort of…

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