Numerica uses Air Force funds to deploy telescopes to observe space in full daylight

Numerica, which runs a network of ground-centered telescopes to detect deep-space objects, is testing new devices that can monitor celestial satellites in plain daylight. The telescopes were financed with $3 million from a pitch day project sponsored by the United States Air Force in 2019 to draw space industry companies to the military sector. According to […]

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Virgin Galactic debuts a modern suborbital spaceship

Virgin Galactic debuted the newest suborbital spaceplane on March 30, a spacecraft that resembles the company’s current SpaceShipTwo but includes major structural changes. VSS Imagine, the first vehicle in the firm’s “Spaceship III” series of vehicles, was revealed. The spacecraft is equipped for ground testing at Virgin Galactic’s facility in Mojave, California, with a test […]

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Officials from Florida’s space agency talk of a satellite factory called ‘Project Kraken,’ but it is not Project Kuiper

There is a probability of the anonymous space firm to have picked a code name with Seattle connotations during satellite consultations at the Floridian-based plant. However, the firm is still linked to Amazon. Amazon made it clear that its project Kuiper Broadband satellite mega-constellations is not ‘Project Kraken.’ The anonymous firm is still making negotiations […]

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Since the launch of the Long March 4C spy spacecraft, China now has three new spy satellites in space

Late Friday (March 12), China National Space Administration deployed another trio of the satellites into orbit, expanding its network of surveillance satellites monitoring areas near Chinese territories. China’s national space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), coordinates the country’s space operations. Unlike the other space organizations worldwide, it is not a part of the Universal […]

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The Vega rocket has passed its readiness inspection in preparation for a return to flight

Following a setback, late last year that led to the loss of European observation satellites, the Avio’s small launch vehicle is due to fly again in April. Vega was approved for the forthcoming Vega VV18 flight throughout a March 3 flight preparation study undertaken by Avio, launch collaborator Arianespace, as well as the European Space Agency, […]

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Nicole Robinson appointed as the Ursa Space Systems’ President

Nicole Robinson is leaving SES, a satellite communications fleet provider, to become president of the Ursa Space Systems, which is a geospatial analytics company located in Ithaca, New York. Robinson served as a senior vice president of the global government at SES when she met Adam Maher, the Chief executive officer and co-founder of the Ursa Space, in the year 2020. […]

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