Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Company, Completes Critical Design Review of Deep Space Bound Milani Satellite

Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Company, Completes Critical Design Review of Deep Space Bound Milani Satellite

The nanosatellite will support the European Space Agency’s Hera Mission Terran Orbital Corporation today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tyvak International SRL, has together with its partners, achieved full Critical Design Review of the Milani spacecraft. A critical component of the Hera planetary defense mission, Milani will be the European Space Agency’s (ESA) first deep-space nanosatellite. […]

Globalstar Announces Successful Launch of Spare Satellite

Globalstar Announces Successful Launch of Spare Satellite

Globalstar, Inc. announced the successful launch of the FM-15 spare satellite from Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center. FM-15 is the 25th and final satellite of Globalstar’s second-generation constellation, which was manufactured and stored by Thales Alenia Space. The satellite is expected to remain as an in-orbit spare and will only be raised to its operational orbit […]

Airbus-built Earth Observation Satellite (SARah-1) Ready for Launch

Airbus-built Earth observation satellite (SARah-1) ready for launchndeswehr

World-class Earth observation satellite system developed for the Bundeswehr The Airbus-built “SARah-1” Earth observation satellite, under subcontract to OHB System AG, has been transported from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Vandenberg, California, USA, and is currently being prepared for launch in June 2022 and subsequent operation by Airbus in space. SARah is a new operational reconnaissance system […]

International Satellite to Track Impacts of Small Ocean Currents

International Satellite to Track Impacts of Small Ocean Currents

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will explore how the ocean absorbs atmospheric heat and carbon, moderating global temperatures and climate change. Though climate change is driving sea level rise over time, researchers also believe that differences in surface height from place to place in the ocean can affect Earth’s climate. These highs and […]

Virgin Orbit to Expand Fleet with Modification of Second Airborne Satellite Launchpad

Virgin Orbit to Expand Fleet with Modification of Second Airborne Satellite Launchpad

– Virgin Orbit signs agreement to secure two new airframes to meet U.S. national security and its allies’ launch demands – – L3Harris will modify one aircraft, aims to deliver Virgin Orbit’s second airborne launcher by 2023 – – New cargo configuration expected to enable foreign spaceport launch and transport of rockets, support equipment – […]

Global Plastic Watch: Satellite Eyes Pinpoint Waste From Space to Reduce Ocean Pollution

Global Plastic Watch: Satellite Eyes Pinpoint Waste From Space to Reduce Ocean Pollution

A cutting-edge new tool developed by Minderoo Foundation has identified thousands of waste sites across 25 countries for the first time using advanced satellite data technology and machine learning to measure piles of plastic waste from space. Global Plastic Watch (globalplasticwatch.org) is a tool that combines earth observation with artificial intelligence to create the first-ever near-real-time high-resolution map […]

COMNET and SES Extend Network Services Across Central America via SES-17 Satellite

COMNET and SES Extend Network Services Across Central America via SES-17 Satellite

Guatemalan service provider first to tap into high-throughput services delivered by SES’s new, fully-digital geostationary satellite, addressing network requirements for multiple enterprise segments’ SES and COMNET today announced that the two companies have extended their long-term partnership to jointly deliver high-performance, next-generation broadband services to enable applications supporting agriculture, trade, tourism, energy, financial, health and […]

Weather satellite prepares for lightning

Weather satellite prepares for lightning

As one of the last milestones before liftoff at the end of the year, the first Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite is being fitted with its Lightning Imager. From geostationary orbit, 36 000 km above Earth’s surface, this state-of-the-art European instrument will continuously monitor lightning over more than 80% of Earth’s disc for early warnings […]