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Archive for August 24th, 2021

NASA selects L3Harris to guide Mars mission samples home

August 24th, 2021 by

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has selected L3Harris Technologies to provide the latest Universal Space Transponder (UST) for the Mars Sample Return (MSR) programme, which is developing capabilities to return Martian samples to Earth for detailed analysis.

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NorthStar Earth & Space secures radio frequency spectrum

August 24th, 2021 by

NorthStar Earth & Space (NorthStar) has received approval in principle from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) authorising NorthStar to use all of the company’s requested radio frequency spectrum allocation for its planned 52-satellite constellation that will deliver a suite of information services related to Earth and space sustainability.

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Xplore to develop cislunar navigation & timing service for USAF

August 24th, 2021 by

Xplore Inc., a commercial space company providing Space as a Service has announced a follow on contract with the U.S. Air Force, (USAF) to continue developing their positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution as a commercial service for cislunar space.

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Maxar awarded contract to build SXM-10 satellite for SiriusXM

August 24th, 2021 by

Maxar Technologies announced it received an order to build another geostationary communications satellite for longtime customer SiriusXM, following the SXM-9 satellite order that was announced earlier this month.

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Spaceflight Inc. achieves 100% mission success for SXRS-5

August 24th, 2021 by

Spaceflight Inc. announced it achieved 100% mission success for both its primary and secondary missions for SXRS-5, including the commissioning and successful firing of Astra’s Apollo Fusion electric propulsion system to enable orbital transfers.

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Gilmour Space and Exolaunch sign agreements

August 24th, 2021 by

Gilmour Space Technologies, an Australian rocket company pioneering hybrid propulsion technologies for launching small satellites, and Exolaunch announced a series of agreements for small satellite launch, deployment and in-space transportation services.

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