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SPOTLIGHT ON SPACEPORTS: CHALLENGES WITH ESTABLISHING COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH SITES

SPOTLIGHT ON SPACEPORTS: CHALLENGES WITH ESTABLISHING COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH SITES

SkyFi Launches Earth Observation Mobile and Web Application

Joy Finnegan

SkyFi, a cutting-edge technology company, is proud to announce the launch of its revolutionary Earth Observation mobile and web application. The new application, available for download on both iOS and Android devices as well as for use on web browsers, allows users to access high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery from anywhere in the world. The…

Virgin Orbit Completes Final Successful End-to-end Rehearsal – All Systems Currently ‘Green’ Proceeding Toward Historic U.K. Launch‘>

Virgin Orbit Completes Final Successful End-to-end Rehearsal – All Systems Currently ‘Green’ Proceeding Toward Historic U.K. Launch‘>Virgin Orbit Completes Final Successful End-to-end Rehearsal – All Systems Currently ‘Green’ Proceeding Toward Historic U.K. Launch

Joy Finnegan

Partners for the United Kingdom’s first orbital launch announced today that the initial window for the historic Start Me Up mission will officially open on Monday, 9 January at 22:16 UTC with additional back-up dates continuing into mid and late January. Start Me Up is a collaborative effort between the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA),…

IAI Successfully Launches EROS-C3 Satellite

Joy Finnegan

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) EROS-C3 satellite was launched 30 December, 2022, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch-vehicle, from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA. IAI says the EROS-C3 is one of the most advanced observation satellites in the world, with technologies using multi-spectral camera which enable very high-resolution images the company says. After…

Skypersonic Delivers Drones, Rover, and Piloting Platform to NASA’s Simulated Mars Missions ‘>

Skypersonic Delivers Drones, Rover, and Piloting Platform to NASA’s Simulated Mars Missions ‘>Skypersonic Delivers Drones, Rover, and Piloting Platform to NASA’s Simulated Mars Missions 

Joy Finnegan

Skypersonic – a subsidiary of Red Cat Holdings, Inc. – announced that it recently delivered to NASA the hardware and software for a rover and drone system that the crew members of NASA’s Simulated Mars Missions will use to remotely explore Martian-like terrain around Earth – all from their 1,700-square-foot simulated Martian habitat at the Johnson Space Center…

NASA Set to Put Orion Capsule in Lunar Orbit

Joy Finnegan

NASA’s new lunar mission took a big step forward early on November 21 when the uncrewed Orion capsule fired its main engine to sling itself from just 81 miles above the Moon to tens of thousands of miles from it. The 2.5-minute “outbound powered flyby” burn of the 6,000-pound-thrust (26.7-kilonewton) Aerojet Rocketdyne AJ10 engine at…

TTTech Aerospace On Board for NASA’s Artemis I Mission

Joy Finnegan

The successful launch of NASA’s Artemis I marks the next step in NASA’s return to the Moon under Artemis and preparing the way for human missions to Mars. Artemis I is an uncrewed test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft around the Moon, launched atop NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket built to…

Honeywell Supports NASA’s Artemis I Launch and Orion Spacecraft

Joy Finnegan

Honeywell technology is helping enable NASA’s Artemis I launch, as well as several other aspects of planned NASA missions that will bring astronauts to the moon and Mars. Over the course of NASA’s Artemis program, Honeywell technology will play an increasingly critical role in the Orion spacecraft and the Artemis missions.  Honeywell provides the full…

Huge Rocket Launches NASA Back to Moon

Joy Finnegan

By James T. McKenna NASA’s latest Moon rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 1:47 a.m. today on a planned 25-and-a-half-day mission to prove the space agency remembers, after a half century, how to fly astronauts to the Earth’s natural satellite and bring them home safely. The Space Launch System (SLS) journey on…

Spire Global Unveils Next-Generation 16U Satellite Bus

Joy Finnegan

Spire Global revealed a next-generation 16U satellite bus design at Space Tech Expo Europe. The satellite bus is tailored for customers with missions that require larger payloads and more power, volume, and data capabilities than a conventional 16U, such as Earth observation and space domain awareness missions. Spire, which operates the world’s largest multipurpose satellite…

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Launches to International Space Station

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Launches to International Space Station

Joy Finnegan

The crew members assigned to NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station noon EDT Wednesday, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The international crew will serve as the agency’s fifth commercial crew rotation mission with SpaceX aboard the orbital laboratory. A SpaceX…

MBDA and MILTECH Sign R&D Contract for Stealth Materials

Joy Finnegan

MBDA and MILTECH have signed an R&D contract in the field of novel infrared stealth materials for military applications, in collaboration with the University of Patras. This contract falls under the co-operation programme associated with the FDI HN (Defence and Intervention Frigates for the Hellenic Navy), and supports European efforts towards independence in the defence industrial…

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