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Firefly Aerospace Conducts First Test Launch of Alpha Launch Vehicle

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CEDAR PARK, Texas, September 10, 2021 – On September 2nd, Firefly Aerospace Inc., an emerging provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space service, conducted the maiden flight of its Alpha launch vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. “Firefly has conducted the first test flight of our Alpha vehicle. The day…

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SNC Wins Spot on $744M Army Cryptographic Device Procurement

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SPARKS, Nev. (September 9, 2021) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, advanced its technology expertise in encryption key management technology in being selected for development and competitive production of the new U.S. Army’s Next Generation Load Device-Medium (NGLD-M). The contract award carries a potential…

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Sierra Space and Kanematsu Corporation Creating Japanese Partnerships to Advance International Commercialization of Low-Earth Orbit 

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Partnership Opens up Global Access to New Sierra Space Station for New Business Opportunities LOUISVILLE, CO., September 8, 2021 – Sierra Space and Kanematsu Corporation (Kanematsu) are opening up global access to low-Earth orbit (LEO), allowing for new business opportunities in space.  The Sierra Space Station is a LEO platform that utilizes the Dream Chaser® spaceplane and multiple LIFETM habitats to create…

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Ball Aerospace’s Dorothy Rasco Receives Women in Aerospace Leadership Award

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2021 — Dorothy Rasco, Director, Engineering Operations, Ball Aerospace, was announced as the 2021 recipient of the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award. The Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating exemplary leadership that enables others to succeed in the aerospace field, leadership of noteworthy contributions to the aerospace field, commitment…

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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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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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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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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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