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Eutelsat, Hanwha sign connectivity deal

Eutelsat OneWeb and Hanwha Systems have confirmed their distribution agreement for the delivery of satellite connectivity in South Korea. Hanwha Systems is pursuing participation in the ‘commercial low-orbit satellite-based communication system’ project that secures a Korean government network using Eutelsat OneWeb’s satellite network and is also installing satellite communication terminals in remote areas where internet […]

November 29, 2023

MDA working on mega-constellation

Canada-based satellite builder MDA Space is working on a low Earth orbiting constellation but is staying silent on the name of the client. What is known is that the initial value (Authorisation to Proceed/ATP) of the contract is C$180 million (€119.8m) and the full value of the complete constellation is placed at C$750 million. MDA […]

November 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Astra Space to go private

A week ago rocket builder Astra Space was fast running out of money. Then a saviour appeared with enough cash to keep the business in compliance with its banking obligations. Now the company has cancelled its Q3 financial report and says it is to be taken private. Various board changes were announced this week including […]

November 10, 2023

Astra Space defaults on borrowings

US spaceflight company Astra Space, which is developing high-powered rockets, has defaulted on its bank obligations. Astra Space disclosed in an SEC securities filing late on November 3rd that it defaulted on a recent debt agreement and may not be able to raise needed cash. It has reportedly barely $10 million in cash in its […]

November 6, 2023

Northrop Grumman wins order from US SDA

The US Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded Northrop Grumman an agreement with a total potential value of approximately $732 million to design and build 38 data transport satellites for military usage. This announcement for what are described as the “Alpha” batch of satellites, follows an August 2023 award to Northrop Grumman of 36 satellites […]

October 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

ABS rebrands as Agility Beyond Space

Satellite operator ABS has unveiled a new brand identity that is says reflects a transformative new phase of the company. With new ownership and new management in place since last year, and an ambitious strategic vision, ABS – Agility Beyond Space is poised to elevate its role on the global stage within the satellite industry. […]

October 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Complaints over Terran Orbital’s strategy

Terran Orbital is busy building satellites including 600 for Rivada Networks, but a group of investors are concerned about the company’s depressed share price and demanding that the CEO Marc Bell be replaced – and the current role of CEO and Chairman be divided. The investors also want an urgent strategic review of the business. […]

October 16, 2023

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

Arianespace needs extra €210m p/a to stay solvent

Airbus and Safran, who between them control ArianeGroup, are asking for an additional €210 million – over and above the €140 million a year it already receives – in order to operate the Arianespace rocket system. The news was revealed by Europe in Space and France’s La Tribune newspaper. The problem for ArianeGroup is that […]

October 13, 2023

Intelsat orders Relativity launches

Relativity Space, which builds rockets with a high proportion of 3D components, has won a multiyear, multiple launch order from satellite operator Intelsat. Relativity says it will launch Intelsat satellites using its future Terran R (for ‘reusable’) rocket. California-based Relativity did not disclose the overall contract value or the cost of each individual launch, but […]

October 12, 2023By Chris Forrester