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Archive for September 22nd, 2021

Xona Space Systems fully funded for first LEO satellite navigation mission

September 22nd, 2021 by

Xona Space Systems announced that it has raised a new funding round co-led by Seraphim Space Investment Trust and MaC Venture Capital, with participation from Toyota Ventures, Daniel Ammann (co-founder of u-blox), and Ryan Johnson (former CEO of BlackBridge, operator of the Rapideye constellation). Follow-on investors also include 1517 Fund and Stellar Solutions.

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OneWeb completes TrustComm transaction, creating OneWeb Technologies

September 22nd, 2021 by

OneWeb announced that it has completed its acquisition of Texas-based TrustComm Inc., a provider of managed satellite communications and professional services to commercial and governments organisations. OneWeb announced the planned acquisition of TrustComm in May and received all necessary regulatory approvals enabling the transaction to close.

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Hughes and SES demo first multi-orbit SATCOM for remotely piloted aircraft

September 22nd, 2021 by

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) and SES announced the successful first demonstration of a new multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) capability for remotely piloted aircraft.

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U.S. Space Force to take over SATCOM operations from Army, Navy

September 22nd, 2021 by

The U.S. Space Force will take over satellite communications billets, funding and mission responsibility from the U.S. Army and Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

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Honeywell expands product offerings for small-satellite market

September 22nd, 2021 by

Honeywell has added three new products to its lineup of space offerings. The newest additions include Honeywell’s X Band Downlink Transmitter and Optical Communication Terminal (OCT), which enable high-bandwidth data to be transmitted both down to Earth and between satellites. Additionally, Honeywell is debuting a new line of Commercial Series reaction wheel assemblies (RWAs) specifically designed for commercial space satellites.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne awarded NASA contract for Orion main engine

September 22nd, 2021 by

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to build the Orion Main Engine (OME), the primary propulsion element for NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will be used to explore deep space.

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