Temasek headed a $16 million round for Orbital Sidekick

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Orbital Sidekick disclosed a $16 million Series A financing round on April 13 headed by Singapore investment titan Temasek, paving the way for the firm to complete construction of the very first hyperspectral imaging satellite constellation. Orbital Sidekick Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Daniel Katz informed SpaceNews that Temasek is a tremendous […]

NOAA forecasting satellite that has been decommissioned has broken up

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A decommissioned polar-orbiting weather satellite has split up, leading to the increasing debris community in a critical orbit. The 18th Space Control Squadron of the United States Space Force reported on March 18 that the NOAA-17 satellite had broken up on March 10. The squadron stated it was monitoring 16 fragments of […]

Tunisia to launch its first satellite on Nation’s Independence Day

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Tunisia will be launching its first satellite, Challenge ONE, on 20 March, the Nation’s Independence Day. The satellite is owned by TELNET, and it will launch by Glavkosmos (GK) Launch Services aboard Soyuz 2 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Tunisia will also be carrying out SIMBA (System for Improving Monitoring […]

Despite the current setback, supporters of a spaceport in Georgia are optimistic

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Despite yet another setback in the environmental evaluation process, supporters of a planned Georgia launch facility remain hopeful that they would gain authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. On March 5, the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation notified stakeholders involved in the ongoing evaluation of Spaceport Camden in Camden […]

Maxar is sticking to its multi-year diversification plan

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According to Dan Jablonsky, president and Chief executive officer of Maxar Technologies, the company is progressing to diversify its market. However, it is still in the “early innings” of attracting further security and intelligence jobs. Throughout a business earnings call on February 24, Jablonsky stated, “It’s a multi-year path that […]

Space Force assigns engineering deal for ULA Vulcan rocket certification

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The Millennium Engineering and Integration won a $13.2 million award from the United States Space Force on February 19 for operations in aid of the United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket certification. MEI received an estimated $55 million deal in the year 2018 for engineering facilities linked to the certification of dual newly built launch […]

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