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DART Hits Asteroid in NASA First

Joy Finnegan

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has successfully collided with the asteroid Dimorphos in a NASA first. NASA wanted to test whether it could successfully guide the satellite into the asteroid in efforts to redirect the course of the rock. Although the asteroid posed no danger to earth, the practice mission will provide a wealth…

CAES Wins Contracts for Development of Next-Generation, Octa-Core, User-Selectable CPU for Space

Joy Finnegan

CAES has won multiple contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of the GR765 System-on-Chip (SOC), the first user selectable CPU for space. This next-generation, radiation-hardened device will allow users to select between the LEON5 SPARC V8 or NOEL-V RISC-V RV64 processor cores. CAES previously received funding from the Swedish National Space…

SAB Launch Services Awarded Contract to Launch Two ICEYE SAR Satellites

Joy Finnegan

SAB Launch Services, a company part of the SAB group specialized in Small Satellite launch service provision on Arianespace missions, and ICEYE, the global leader in persistent monitoring with radar satellite imaging, have signed an agreement to fly two Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites on the first VEGA-C SSMS mission in Q1 2023. Owning the world’s…

Spaceport Discussions Make Green Freeport Bid Out of This World

Joy Finnegan

The North East Scotland Green Freeport bid partners are in talks with Scotland’s most advanced spaceport to create a strategic partnership.  The discussions center on the pioneering SaxaVord Spaceport in Unst, Shetland, becoming a subzone of the NESGF should it be successful in its bid.  SaxaVord will host the UK’s first vertical rocket launches next…

NASA to Try Again September 3 to Launch New Moon Rocket

James McKenna

NASA plans to try again September 3 to orbit its first new Moon rocket in a half-century, with the Artemis 1 mission set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center during a two-hour afternoon launch window. The uncrewed launch from the Florida center’s Pad 39B is intended test out the NASA/Boeing Space Launch System (SLS)…

Beyond Gravity Delivers High Technology for Artemis Missions

Joy Finnegan

The Artemis space missions will write a piece of space history and once again bring humans to the moon. The leading global supplier to the space industry Beyond Gravity is part of the first three Artemis missions and delivers important elements for the mission’s Orion spacecrafts, the SLS launch vehicles as well as the planned…

Virgin Galactic Appoints Mike Moore as Executive Vice President, Spaceline Technical Operations

Joy Finnegan

Virgin Galactic Holdings, a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, announced that former Delta Air Lines executive Mike Moore has been appointed executive vice president, Spaceline Technical Operations, effective August 22. Moore will lead Virgin Galactic’s technical operations and maintenance team in charge of ensuring the company’s vehicles are ready for flight. As part…

“Ready for take-off” as Prestwick Spaceport Takes a Giant Leap Forward in Rocket Launches

Joy Finnegan

Prestwick Spaceport has welcomed two industry leading rocket businesses to work with Astraius, its launch service provider, as the site gears up for the first launch in 2024. Astraius, the UK-based, horizontal launch company, has partnered with two new ‘best-of-the-best’ industry leaders and strategic suppliers as part of its innovative launch solution, accelerating plans for the first satellite launch from Prestwick Spaceport from spring 2024….

Enhanced Navigation on the Horizon as EGNOS V3 Initial Service Performance Receives Nod from Stakeholders

Enhanced Navigation on the Horizon as EGNOS V3 Initial Service Performance Receives Nod from Stakeholders

Joy Finnegan

Airbus Defence and Space as EGNOS V3 system provider and a panel of space and civil aviation experts have recently passed a major milestone during which initial service performance was successfully reviewed. Used to improve the performance of navigation satellite systems for the most safety-critical applications such as aircraft navigation and landing, the European GeostationaryNavigation…

Celestia Group Makes Key Appointments

Joy Finnegan

The Celestia Group announced new appointments to its senior management team to support its current growth plan and maximize the collective strengths of the individual companies within the international technology group. Steve Jones has been appointed as the group’s new CEO, taking over from José Alonso, who has decided to step down as CEO in…

FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License for Huntsville International Airport

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority in Alabama to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site. The license permits the airport to offer its site for Sierra Space Dream Chaser vehicles returning to Earth from future NASA resupply…

Collins Aerospace Selected to Outfit the Next Generation of Space Explorers

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace, and teammates ILC Dover and Oceaneering, have been selected to produce NASA’s next-generation spacesuit, which astronauts could wear when working outside the International Space Station and – within the next decade – on the moon. The new suits were designed by astronauts for astronauts and offer enhanced mobility and weigh less than the…

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