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Ecliptic Enterprises to launch hosted payloads on Electron rockets

August 7th, 2018 by

Rocket Lab USA and Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation have entered into an agreement to support Rocket Lab launch of Ecliptic-managed hosted payloads on the kick stage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rockets.

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Spaceflight announces details of largest rideshare mission

August 6th, 2018 by

Spaceflight announced details behind its SSO-A mission, the largest single rideshare mission from a US-based launch vehicle to date.

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Aerospace announces new launch unit standard for SmallSats

August 6th, 2018 by

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) announced details of a new small satellite (smallsat) standard called a Launch Unit (Launch-U).

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JAXA’s SLIM launch now expected in FY 2021

August 5th, 2018 by

JAXA plans to launch a small lunar landing probe on an H-2A rocket in fiscal 2021. The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, will be launched together with a successor model of the X-ray astronomy satellite Hitomi and will target a landing on a small crater in Mare Nectaris.

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NOAA offering satellite ride share

August 5th, 2018 by

NOAA looks to test the capabilities of privately funded small satellites because a new NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture study shows that future satellite instruments with lower cost and/or increased performance could provide significant benefit in NOAA’s future observing systems.

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ADS to further develop Telesat LEO constellation design

August 5th, 2018 by

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Telesat as a major industrial partner to support their System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO constellation now in development.

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