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Euroconsult: NGSO constellations continue to gain momentum

Submit on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 22:16

In its flagship report on the Satellite Connectivity and Video Market, Euroconsult projects the market value to double between 2020 to 2030. Driven primarily by non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite constellations, by 2030, the satellite connectivity and video market is projected to exceed US$20 billion. NGSO capacity accounts for more than 75% of the projected market growth in the next decade.

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Stratobus stratospheric airship passes a new development milestone

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Thales Alenia Space has carried out a demonstration flight designed to validate the emergency recovery system for the Stratobus stratospheric airship, as part of the European Commission’s HEMERA 2020 project.

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Aliena and OrbAstro to demo propulsion system on 12U satellite

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Aliena PTE Ltd (Aliena), a satellite propulsion provider, has signed a contract with Orbital Astronautics Ltd (OrbAstro), a satellite and in-orbit service provider, to fly its AA Multi-modal all-electric AOCS propulsion system onboard an OrbAstro ORB-12 (12U-class satellite) scheduled for launch in September 2022.

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Astranis moves launch of first commercial satellite to Falcon Heavy

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Astranis announced that its first commercial communications satellite, set to provide service for Alaska from geostationary orbit, will now launch as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on a direct-inject mission set for Spring 2022.

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Lunasonde’s Gossamer Satellite Constellation to be launched aboard Falcon 9

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Lunasonde, a startup that focuses on subsurface imaging from space, and Exolaunch announced launch agreements to fly a portion of the Gossamer satellite constellation to a Sun-synchronous orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Transporter missions in 2022.

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Rocket Lab to launch ADRAS-J for Astroscale

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Rocket Lab USA, Inc. announced it has signed a dedicated launch contract with Astroscale Japan Inc. Scheduled for lift-off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in 2023, the Electron rocket will launch the Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) satellite, which has been selected by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for Phase I of its Commercial Removal of Debris Demonstration Project (CRD2).

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