Last week’s setback is raising new questions about the private space launch company that has risen rapidly by offering lower costs and promising accelerated schedules.
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the new WorldView-4 Earth observation satellite for the satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe today, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. EDT (1930 GMT) and you can watch it live here courtesy of ULA.
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Facebook wasn’t the only satellite owner who saw millions of dollars go up in smoke when a SpaceX rocket exploded on a Cape Canaveral launch pad last Thursday. In addition to Facebook’s satellite intended to bring internet to an entire continent, Spacecom, an Israeli-base....(more)
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Cannae Inc. claims it has demonstrated prototypes of a system that does not require on-board propellant to generate thrust, and will be used to launch a demo cubesat into low-Earth orbit.
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A new report from Chatham House - an independent policy institute based in London - says the consequences of a hack on satellites and other space infrastructure could be disastrous.
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By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday awarded its first contracts to buy weather data from commercial satellite operators, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said. NOAA chose privately owned GeoOptics Inc of Pasadena, California and San Francisc....(more)
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North Korea's new rocket engine might help the country launch satellites to higher orbits, as the rogue nation claims — but the technology could also help North Korea's (possibly nuclear-armed) missiles fly farther, researchers say.
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The European Space Agency''s Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite was struck a millimetre-sized particle on Aug. 23, 2016. The solar array was damaged but there was only a minimal power loss. It also experienced a slight change in orientation as a result
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Israel's Space Communications says it could seek $50 million or a free flight on Elon Musk's SpaceX as a result of a rocket explosion last week that wrecked its Amos-6 satellite, according to Reuters.
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