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iDirect Insights takes a closer look at some of the most pressing issues in the VSAT industry today. Our goal is to shed light on both the challenges and emerging opportunities ahead of us. First up: High Throughput Satellites (HTS). No other innovation matches the potential of High Throughput Satellites to open satellite to major new

By iDirect | Jan 14, 2014

TUI CubeSat Hydros

Tethers Unlimited: New Thruster to Open up More Doors for CubeSats

[Via Satellite 01-14-2014] Tethers Unlimited (TUI) is testing a new propulsion method that stands to greatly improve access to, as well as the capability of CubeSats. The thruster, called Hydros, is the company’s newest product, and it has already received interest from a variety of markets. Last month the United States Air Force signed a […]

By | January 14, 2014

CubeSat, ISS Spaceflight

Spaceflight Inc. and NanoRacks Prep to Launch Orb 1 Mission Secondary Payloads

[Via Satellite 01-10-2014] Spaceflight Inc. and NanoRacks are preparing to deploy multiple CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS). The CubeSats are currently en route to the ISS onboard Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus Orb 1 resupply mission, which launched on Jan. 9, 2014. The satellites were manifest via the NanoRacks space act agreement with NASA, and […]

By | January 10, 2014

The Bright Future of Small Satellite Technology

With more and more countries around the world looking to develop a space based capability, but wanting to do it on a budget, it has never been a better time to be a small satellite manufacturer. Here, we look at international developments in the small satellite market, and why countries all the way from Nigeria […]

By | August 1, 2011

Surrey Wins ESA Contract For Geostationary Smallsat Development

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has been awarded a development contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to continue work on a geostationary small satellite platform, the company announced Jan. 31. Under the contract, valued at 2.3 million British pounds ($4.5 million), Surrey will extend its work on the Geostationary Minisatellite Platform. Surrey began work on […]

By | February 5, 2007

Surrey Wins ESA Contract For Geostationary Smallsat Development

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has been awarded a development contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to continue work on a geostationary small satellite platform, the company announced Jan. 31. Under the contract, valued at 2.3 million British pounds ($4.5 million), Surrey will extend its work on the Geostationary Minisatellite Platform. Surrey began work on […]

By | February 2, 2007

Dollars And Sense: A Closer Look: Smallsats

Has the small satellite wave crested? Despite many predictions of industry trending to smaller, lighter, cheaper, more standardized, off-the-shelf space segment components, both fixed satellite service (FSS) and mobile satellite service (MSS) operators continue to opt for large, at least partially custom-built, geostationary (GEO) space stations at roughly the same rates as in recent history. […]

By | June 1, 2006

FLORIDA SMALLSAT PROGRAM RECEIVES $500,000 DOD GRANT

The newly established Florida Space Institute–a partnership between the Spaceport Florida Authority (SFA), several local universities and the NASA-sponsored Florida Space Grant Consortium–announced this month it won a $500,000 grant from the Defense Department to design a small satellite to test laser communications technologies. Florida universities will build the "Photon" payload with assistance from SFA […]

By | January 27, 1997

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