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Spire Global to provide weather forecast for Southern Launch

October 18th, 2021 by

Spire Global, Inc. announced a new weather customer, Southern Launch, a South Australian rocket launch service provider. Southern Launch will have access to the Spire Weather Point Optimised Forecast, a solution tailored for hyper-local, specific points of interest, for their rocket sites.

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INTEGRAL in and out of safe mode

October 18th, 2021 by

On 22 September, ESA’s INTEGRAL (INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory) spacecraft went into emergency Safe Mode. One of the spacecraft’s three active ‘reaction wheels’ had turned off without warning and stopped spinning, causing a ripple effect that meant the satellite itself began to rotate.

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SpaceLink selects OHB as preferred tenderer for satellite contract

October 14th, 2021 by

SpaceLink announced it has reached a significant milestone in the manufacture and launch of the initial constellation of four high-capacity optical relay satellites. Following a comprehensive tender process, OHB Systems AG has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the initial constellation.

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L3Harris selected for second major U.S. weather satellite study

October 14th, 2021 by

NASA has selected L3Harris Technologies to conduct a second advanced study to significantly improve the accuracy and timeliness of U.S. weather forecasting.

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AAC Clyde to provide command and data handling unit to OHB Sweden

October 14th, 2021 by

AAC Clyde Space has been contracted by OHB Sweden to deliver its Sirius command and data handling unit worth approx. €545,000 to ESA’s Arctic Weather Satellite.

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Orbit Fab, U.S Air Force sign CRADA for on-orbit refuelling technology

October 13th, 2021 by

Orbit Fab has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicle Directorate, and the Spacecraft Technology Division to advance on-orbit refuelling technology.

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