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Boeing accused of technology theft

Boeing’s aerospace division is being sued for alleged theft of IP concerning the counterfeiting of highly specialised tools used on NASA projects. The action comes from Colorado-based Wilson Aerospace which is suing Boeing over what Wilson alleges is its ‘Fluid Fitting Torque Device-3’ developed by Wilson, and which Boeing used to attach four main engines […]

June 8, 2023

Report: 1,000 active companies in space businesses

A report from the Eurospace Observatory says there are now more than 1000 ‘newspace’ companies actively involved in the space and space-related industries. These numbers do not include so-called downstream sectors. Moreover, the data shows that the total fresh funding raised by these 1,000 exceeds $48 billion (€44.5bn). Broken down, the data reveals that US […]

June 2, 2023

Arctic Space supports OneWeb’s constellation

Arctic Space Technologies, the sustainable ground segment provider, and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have announced a leap forward in the construction of the OneWeb Satellite Network Portal (SNP), a hyperscale satellite ground station installation at the Arctic Space Technologies’ Space Center in Piteå. The companies signed a bilateral agreement in […]

May 23, 2023

Rivada partners with Okapi:Orbits

Rivada Space Networks (RSN), which is building an initial 300-satellite mega-constellation of low Earth orbiting satellites, has signed with Okapi:Orbits to use its satellite mission-analysis tools, including analysis and implementation of Collision Avoidance and De-orbiting strategies. The agreement brings together RSN’s interconnected high-speed, low Earth orbiting satellite network and Braunschweig, Germany-based Okapi:Orbits’ Space Traffic Management […]

May 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Bayanat, Yahsat, ICEYE form UAE space programme

Bayanat, a provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions, and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider, have announced a comprehensive Space Programme aimed at building national satellite remote sensing and Earth Observation (EO) capabilities within the UAE to commercially address business opportunities in the local and global EO market. The programme […]

May 17, 2023

Thales Alenia wins space tug contract

The Thales Alenia Space consortium has been awarded a significant €235 million contract from Italy’s Space Agency to design and build an in-orbit satellite servicing craft, or space tug, to enter service in 2026. The object is to use the new craft to refuel an orbiting satellite. The new contract follows on from the European […]

May 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Virgin Galactic reports $159m Q1 net loss

A growing loss in trading is hardly surprising given that Virgin Galactic, the sub-orbital tourist rocket scheme, has been stuck on the ground these past two years. But that is about to change with a sub-orbital flight scheduled for late June (and a non-commercial flight due later in May) and following on from a successful […]

May 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

France: ArianeGroup, Eutelsat, Magellium space consortium

A consortium led by ArianeGroup, in association with Eutelsat and Magellium, has been awarded a contract by French space agency CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) under the France 2030 investment plan, to improve space surveillance performance in all orbits. The project says it combines the expertise of ArianeGroup, which provides high value-added space surveillance services […]

April 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Luxembourg: “The best investment in space history”

The Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) organisation, in a revealing podcast, looks at the role of Luxembourg in space and satellite activity. Luxembourg is the home of SES (founded in Luxembourg in 1985) and the tiny country has more recently has been the official domicile of Intelsat. In its Better Satellite World podcast, SSPI’s […]

April 25, 2023

US Space Force, DISA award CTC contract to SES

SES Space & Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, will provide satellite communications capabilities in support of the US Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WINT-T) training activities. The five-year Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Transponded Capacity (CTC) contract worth $27.54 million has been awarded by the US Space Force’s Commercial SATCOM Communication Office (CSCO) through Defense Information […]

April 24, 2023