Heads of space agencies, from left, NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Head Igor Komarov, European Space Agency Director General Jan Woerner, China National Space Administration (CNSA) Secretary General Tian Yulong and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Naoki Okumura at the International Astronautical Congress in South Australia. Photo: The Lead South Australia.

Australia to Finally Establish a National Space Agency

The Australian government used the opening of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, South Australia, to announce it would establish a national space agency. The announcement follows months of lobbying by the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) and the South Australian government. Details of how the agency will be set up are yet […]

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Boeing is building the ViaSat 3 satellites based on this 702 platform. Photo: Boeing.

ViaSat, Boeing Begin Full Construction of ViaSat 3 Satellites

ViaSat has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) milestones for the ViaSat 3 class spacecraft. The company successfully completed the payload CDR last week, and when combined with the successful bus CDR, conducted with Boeing in mid-August, ViaSat and Boeing are now moving forward with building, integrating and testing the first two satellites. The first […]

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Rendition of SRT's maritime domain surveillance system. Photo: SRT.

SRT Marine to Build and Launch Satellite Constellation

SRT Marine Systems announced that it will build and launch its own maritime monitoring satellite constellation called Ocean-Scan. The satellites will provide enhanced global vessel detection and tracking and a new recurring revenue source from Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system project customers. The Ocean-Scan system will initially comprise six satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), […]

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GATR antennas currently deployed in St. John. Photo: Cubic.

Cubic Deploys Antennas for Hurricane Response Efforts

Cubic has deployed its Gatr satellite antennas as well as personnel to support hurricane disaster recovery operations in the Caribbean. Working with several of its global disaster relief customers, Cubic’s deployed antennas on the islands of St. John and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Martin. On the island of St. […]

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