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(24 June 2019 - ESA) ‘Flow forming’ shapes a metal in a single step and is being trialed to create rocket cylinders that are much cheaper and quicker to make. Ten 3 m-diameter integrally stiffened cylinders – a size representative for launch vehicles like Vega and Ariane – have recently been produced in a project jointly funded by ESA’s Future...
Aerojet
Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the jettison motor for NASA’s Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) to Lockheed Martin in anticipation of Artemis 1, the first integrated flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion. The jettison motor is one of three motors on the LAS, but it is the only motor that activates on every mission. It performs the critical...
Astrobotic
Astrobotic announces today it was one of two companies selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to study the first payload delivery mission to the South Pole of the Moon. The mission would deliver NASA payloads to investigate lunar volatile elements such as hydrogen and oxygen, which could one day be used by NASA and the private sector...
Globalsat
Globalsat Group, the leading pan American consortium providing a complete roster of satellite communications solutions across the western hemisphere, is pleased to announce that its Argentina affiliate has been authorized by the national telecommunications authority ENACOM to provide services throughout the second largest South American country. The consortium has been fulfilling satellite voice and data solution needs throughout the Americas...
Rocketlab
Spaceflight, the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, today announced it will launch seven spacecraft from five organizations later this month on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 at the southern tip of Mahia Peninsula, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. This mission, also called “Make It Rain” by Rocket Lab as a nod...
nanoavionics
NanoAvionics, an international nano-satellite missions integrator, and the consortium partners KSAT (Kongsberg Satellite Services) and Antwerp Space have been awarded EUR 10 million funding by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020, ESA’s ARTES and private investors. The funding is for the first demonstration of the pre-cursor stage of the Global Internet of Things (GIoT) nano-satellite constellation with one or more IoT/M2M...
Planck
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of the Universe. The latest study does not rule out the potential relevance of the anomalies but they do mean astronomers must work even harder to understand the origin of these puzzling features. Planck’s latest results come from an analysis...
Star
Astronomers have directly imaged two exoplanets that are gravitationally carving out a wide gap within a planet-forming disk surrounding a young star. While over a dozen exoplanets have been directly imaged, this is only the second multi-planet system to be photographed. (The first was a four-planet system orbiting the star HR 8799.) Unlike HR 8799, though, the planets in this...
Exomars
The ExoMars rover has a brand new control centre in one of Europe’s largest Mars yards. The Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) was inaugurated today in Turin, Italy, ahead of the rover’s exploration adventure on the Red Planet in 2021. The control centre will be the operational hub that orchestrates the roaming of the European-built laboratory on wheels, named after...
ISISpace
ISIS – Innovative Solutions in Space was selected by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) to realize their 6U platform. ISISpace and HSFL will work closely on the design for this challenging mission. ISISpace will provide the platform while the payload integration and flight preparation will be completed by HSFL. The platform, called HyTI – Hyperspectral...

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