Ursa Space System, with support of satellite images furnished by e-Geos, a subsidiary of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Telespazio, is monitoring areas affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Due to the heavy cloud cover from the hurricane, optical satellites are unable to penetrate the areas to capture information about ground conditions. It is […]
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NanoAvionics has signed a turnkey mission contract with Rupercorp, based in Argentina, to supply its Earth Observation (EO) demonstration mission with a 2U CubeSat as a precursor for a succeeding constellation. The CubeSat will launch during the first half of 2018. The mission is regarded as a technology demonstration for the commercial constellation based on […]
Iceye has announced $13 million in new funding, including an $8.5 million financing round led by Draper Nexus. Iceye will use the latest funding to scale up operations, including manufacturing of its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology built from off-the-shelf components, and to launch additional satellites. The company plans to launch the first three microsatellites […]
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) recently awarded Audacy a grant that will allow the two-year-old startup to demonstrate the Software-Defined Radio (SDR) that will power its space-based communications network. According to James Spicer, Audacy co-founder and chief engineer, the company will use a combination of relay satellites, ground stations and […]
More than 12,000 farmers in India have committed suicide every year since 2013, according to the Centre for Global Health Research. This phenomenon marks an acceleration of a trend motivated equally in part by climate change and the country’s struggling agrarian sector. SatSure, a data analytics company based in Bangalore, hopes to ameliorate this pressure […]
The global small satellite market is expected to grow from $2.28 billion in 2016 to reach $7.66 billion by 2023 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18 percent, according to Stratistics MRC’ latest global market outlook report. Rising demand for high-resolution imaging services, favorable costs, modified scope of applications and new technological advancements are some of the […]
Helios Wire announced that it has raised an additional $4 million in financing to help facilitate the launch of its first two satellites. According to Helios, it will allocate these funds toward the development of its satellite-based Internet of Things (IOT) system. Applications requiring mid-latency data transmissions will remain the focus as the first two Helios satellites reach […]
The industry has some work to do in making smaller and more powerful payloads, as well as achieving daily launches to meaningfully reduce launch costs. Until that time, the satellite and launch industries will continue to be a growing, but intimate group.
Blockstream has announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite, a new service that broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from a group of communication satellites in space. According to the company, Blockstream Satellite enables further participation in Bitcoin, including the billions of people in the world without internet access and people in places where bandwidth prices make […]
Australian nanosatellite startup Inovor Technologies has proposed a new potential solution to monitor orbital debris: using optical sensors from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to track space junk further out in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). According to Inovor’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matthew Tetlow, who spoke with Via Satellite by email, optical systems are in fact the only feasible solution […]