NewSpace

Most recent news around the “NewSpace” or “NextSpace” market segment within the satellite industry. Don’t miss our dedicated NextSpace edition!

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

iDirect Speaks with Infosat CEO Justin de Vlieg

iDirect’s Director, Sales Business Development, Joshua Cohen, who has been with iDirect for 13 years, recently sat down with Justin de Vlieg, the President and CEO of longtime partner Infosat Communications out of Canada. In Justin’s role as President & CEO, he is responsible for the strategic guidance of the company and supporting Infosat’s widely

By iDirect | Nov 06, 2013

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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