Artist's concept of Restore-L. Credit: NASA

Satellite Servicing: Coming to an Orbital Location Near You – From our archive

Satellite servicing is considered a holy grail for the satellite industry. The principle is sound: you put a satellite up, and after a few years complete certain repairs or improvements to extend the asset’s operational lifetime. It sounds so simple in theory but it is much harder in practice. While the topic has come into […]

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Xenesis' prototype optics module used during airplane testing and demonstration. Photo: Xenesis.

Xenesis, Atlas to Develop Network for High Data Flow from Space

Atlas Space Operations and Xenesis, a communications company that focuses largely on the space-to-ground hardware market, have announced a partnership to develop a global optical communications network designed for high data flow from space. This partnership marks the first of three phases to deploy the optical framework aimed at opening the market to scalable and […]

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First Iceye X1 radar Image from space of Noatak National Preserve, Alaska. Photo: Iceye.

Iceye X1 Nanosatellite Transmits its First Image

Iceye has published the first radar image obtained by its Iceye X1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite. The image depicts Noatak National Preserve, Alaska, on Monday, Jan. 15, at 21:47 UTC (4:47 p.m. EST). Iceye X1m which weighs less than 100 kg, launched last week on the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch […]

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The Arkyd 6 spacecraft. Photo: Planetary Resources.

Planetary Resources Receives Telemetry from Arkyd 6

Planetary Resources announced it has begun to receive telemetry from Arkyd 6 spacecraft, a 6U CubeSat containing a demonstration of technology designed to detect water resources in space. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the satellite into orbit on its Polar Satellite Lauch Vehicle (PSLV) on Jan. 12. According to Planetary Resources, the data […]

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