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Archive for October 12th, 2021

Rocket Lab acquires space software company Advanced Solutions, Inc

October 12th, 2021 by

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI), a Colorado-based aerospace engineering firm delivering mission proven space software, mission simulation and test systems, and Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) solutions, for US$40 million plus the potential for an additional US$5.5 million performance earnout based on CY 2021 results.

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Hungary’s 4iG telecom group acquires control of Spacecom

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Spacecom, owner-operator of the Amos satellite fleet, announced that it and Hungary’s 4iG Plc., the Hungarian information technology and telecommunications company, have signed the agreement in which 4iG is acquiring a majority stake (51%) in Spacecom, through a private shares placement.

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HawkEye 360’s third satellite cluster begins commercial operations

October 12th, 2021 by

The third cluster of satellites launched by HawkEye 360 Inc., the world’s first commercial company to pioneer radio frequency (RF) data and analytics from space-based satellites, has achieved initial operating capability and has begun to deliver RF data and insights to clients.

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ICEYE commercial satellites join the EU Copernicus programme

October 12th, 2021 by

ESA signed a contract that brings the ICEYE constellation of small satellites into the fleet of missions contributing to Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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Planet Labs plans next-gen imaging satellites

October 12th, 2021 by

Planet Labs announced that it plans to launch a new fleet of satellites so powerful they can distinguish road markings on the ground. Planet, which already operates 200 Earth observation satellites from space, wants to make the new function available in 2023.

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Varda Space Industries to launch aboard Falcon 9 rideshare mission

October 12th, 2021 by

In-space manufacturing company Varda Space Industries announced that it has signed a Launch Services Agreement with SpaceX to launch its initial space factory aboard a SpaceX rideshare mission, deploying to low Earth orbit in Q1 2023.

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