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Boeing, Virgin Galactic in court battle

On March 21st aerospace giant Boeing entered a writ against Virgin Galactic in the US District Court of Virginia. The action alleged that Virgin owed Boeing $26 million (€24m) and that it had misappropriated certain IP and trade secrets associated with the development for a new space tourism aircraft for Virgin. Boeing, and an associated […]

April 8, 2024

SWISSto12 expanding

Switzerland-based satellite manufacturer, SWISSto12, has secured additional production space at its headquarters, almost doubling the size of its existing site to 5,700m2. Additionally, the Company has welcomed several new Satcom engineering experts to its growing team, which has increased by 25 percent since the start of 2024 to over 125 employees working across its facilities […]

March 23, 2024By Chris Forrester

Thales to cut 1,300 jobs

Aerospace giant Thales has reported that it achieved sales of €18.4 billion in 2023, up 4.9 per cent, and with net income up 14 per cent to €1.77 billion. However, its consolidated net income fell 9 per cent (to €1.02 billion because of an “exceptional expense related to pension obligations in the UK”. Its Aerospace […]

March 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

Rivada secures link with The Aerospace Industries

Rivada Space Networks seems to be on a roll with numerous contracts announced. Their latest news concerns a partnership with aerospace and aviation services company The Aerospace Industries (TAI), based in Bangkok, Thailand. The aim is to bring reliable and secure connectivity services to the commercial, military and general aviation sectors in Thailand and beyond. […]

December 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Argotec opens facility in US

Italy-based aerospace company Argotec is opening a new facility in Maryland, USA. Argotec already has a busy R&D unit in Turin and operates climatic rooms and a thermal vacuum chamber in order to recreate the extreme conditions of temperature and to validate its satellite projects. Argotec also has its own Mission Control Centre directly connected […]

October 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Hong Kong Aerospace profits drop

Cayman Islands-registered Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG), which majority owns its Aspace subsidiary and in July inaugurated a large satellite production facility, has reported a 44.4 per cent drop in gross profit and a 27.1 percent decline in revenue for the six months ending June 30th. The satellite production facility is planning to produce […]

September 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

BAE eyes Ball Aerospace

BAE Systems, part of British Aerospace, is looking to buy US-based aerospace giant Ball Corporation’s Aerospace division for $5.55 billion (€5.11bn). The intention, says BAE, is to strengthen its position in space activity and related technologies. Colorado-based Ball will allow BAE to align with the priorities of US intelligence and department of defence needs, leading […]

August 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Terran hires Virgin Orbit’s Gingiss

Terran Orbital has hired Tony Gingiss as its COO. Gingiss has a 30-year history of work within the aerospace industry including more than two decades with Boeing Satellite. Other positions include CEO at Airbus OneWeb Satellites and finally as COO at Virgin Orbit. Gingiss was CEO at Airbus OneWeb Satellites (AOS), the joint-venture between Airbus […]

June 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Reflex Aerospace, Media Broadcast partnership

Reflex Aerospace, a Munich and Berlin-based startup specialising in the design and manufacture of advanced satellites, has signed Media Broadcast (MBS) as its first commercial customer. This strategic partnership will leverage Reflex’s satellite manufacturing expertise to support MBS in delivering cutting-edge space technology. The craft’s launch is slated for autumn 2024 aboard a SpaceX Falcon […]

June 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Azista BST Aerospace rolls out maiden satellite

Azista BST Aerospace has created a state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot facility capable of supporting the production of 2 satellites per week. The first satellite, AFR, is an 80kg satellite built on a modular bus platform and hosts a wide-swath optical remote sensing payload with both panchromatic & multispectral imaging capabilities. AFR represents the first satellite of its […]

June 12, 2023