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In orbit, Exotrail displays miniature Hall-effect thrusters

Exotrail, a French start-up, declared on January 12 that its miniature Hall-effect thruster had exploded in orbit and fueled a NanoAvionics R2 cube to shift its semi-major axis by around 700 meters. David Henri, Exotrail’s CEO, informed SpaceNews, “It is among the smallest Hall thruster that has ever flown as well as a Hall thruster that flew just under […]

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With the 3DCERAM ceramic 3D printing tech, Anywaves develops new satellite antennas

The spin-out of the French Space Firm, Anywaves, has used the 3D printing facilities of 3DCERAM to build a modern ceramic antenna for the small satellites. Over an 18-month span, the space firm has designed the GNSS L1/E1 Band antenna which utilizes Zirconia material as well as has a lattice structure to produce the ‘highest radio frequency efficiency’ for […]

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India offers a helping hand to its Neighbor Bhutan through Space Training

India and Bhutan are a clear indication of the greatness that comes about once two countries choose to collaborate to better their states. On one hand, India has been pushing for a ‘neighborhood first’ policy. Bhutan being a neighbor in need, so one can’t imagine a better way for India to act on the policy. […]

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Lockheed Martin is optimistic that the Aerojet contract will be accepted

In December 2020, Lockheed Martin signed a deal to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 billion. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a US company that manufactures rocket and missile propulsion systems. Lockheed Martin is a security, defense, and aerospace company that work with the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, and other commercial agencies. This deal is yet to […]

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Beyond exits: Founders look back on the creation and sale of startups in space

In recent commercial space property purchases, entrepreneurs have primarily stayed with the companies they founded or gone on to join new space agencies. Doug Campbell, who serves as the co-founder of Roccor, and Scott Larson, who co-was the co-founder of a space company named UrtheCast and Helios Wire, are two exceptions. Since their startups were bought, both […]

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NASA to Postpone Orion Electronics Unit Repair

NASA will not patch a defective Orion spacecraft electronics device successfully finished for the Artemis 1 mission despite deciding that the overall system was sufficiently redundant. NASA reported in a December 17 announcement that it had agreed to be used as is among the 8 spacecraft amounts of data units (PDUs) on the Orion spacecraft to […]

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Future Moon Landing Architecture Outlined

 During a 2020 China Space Conference presentation held in September, china presented a proposed architecture for taking astronauts to and fro the moon. The plans are part of a projected long-term lunar exploration: the presentation detailed infrastructure which involves a modern blastoff vehicle, futuristic spaceship, and a stellar lander. There is also the astral trajectory […]

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Details of the next Rocket Labs Launch Mission

The next Rocket Labs mission will include sending-off up to 30 satellites to orbit. The company’s space tug dubbed Kick Stage will be responsible for the liftoff. Onboard will be a 3D printed garden gnome manufactured by Gabe Newell using software from his company Valve.  Its mission is testing a certain new manufacturing technique and […]

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SpaceX plans to deploy the Sentinel-6 satellite early next month

The Sentinel-6 satellite reached the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early this week after Germany’s two-day journey. Falcon 9 rocket will host the satellite and dislodge it 830 miles above Earth come November. The satellite is part of the first projects that will be hovering over the ocean waters and others since the TOPEX/Poseidon […]

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SpaceX gradually deorbits its previous Starlink satellites after the launch of the new constellation

SpaceX inaugurated a satellite cluster of 60 SmallSats to establish its robust network of broadband satellites to boost internet access services. One of SpaceX’s launch vehicles delivered the 60 miniature satellites in a space mission inaugurated in May 2019. SpaceX officials announced that the company’s satellite launch mission is the first among many inaugurations to […]