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The Drudge Effect on Space Policy

The Drudge Effect on Space Policy

By any measure, the Drudge Report is one of the most influential media websites in the world. So what does it mean when Drudge develops a fascination with space? In the weeks since the U.S. presidential election vaulted Donald Trump to the on-deck position of the most powerful job in the world, Drudge has been […]

Posted in: NewSpace, Space Tourism
Swiss NewSpace CEO Nearly Killed in Gruesome Attack

Swiss NewSpace CEO Nearly Killed in Gruesome Attack

The head of one of Europe’s most ambitious NewSpace companies has been the victim of a bizarre and horrifically violent attack which has left him fighting for his life. According to a report from the Tribune de Genève  (French), and in English here, the founder and CEO of Swiss Space Systems, Pascal Jaussi, was abducted by […]

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SpaceX, SES Aim For a Three-peat With Historic Relaunch Agreement

SpaceX, SES Aim For a Three-peat With Historic Relaunch Agreement

The NewSpace Age is set to take another giant leap forward later this year with today’s announcement that SpaceX and SES have reached an agreement to use a “flight proven” Falcon 9 first stage for the launch of the SES-10 satellite. Luxembourg based SES has been one of SpaceX’s most progressive supporters, having been the […]

Posted in: NewSpace, SpaceX
2015 Was The Breakout Year for Investing in Space

2015 Was The Breakout Year for Investing in Space

President Calvin Coolidge famously once said, “the chief business of the American people, is business.” Actually the full quote, made during an address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1925, was “After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in […]

Posted in: NewSpace, Space Commerce
Spire Secures $40 Million In Series B Funding To Secure 100 CubeSat Constellation

Spire Secures $40 Million In Series B Funding To Secure 100 CubeSat Constellation

One of the fastest growing NewSpace companies over the last year is Spire Global Inc., the San Francisco based startup which will soon be deploying a fleet of cubesats in Low Earth Orbit. Designed to offer both maritime Automatic Identification Services as well as more accurate weather forecasts through radio occultation of GPS signals, the […]

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OneWeb Announces Largest Commercial Launch Order Ever

OneWeb Announces Largest Commercial Launch Order Ever

Image Credit: OneWeb OneWeb has announced what is being described as the largest single launch order ever placed. The order, which will eventually cover some 900 of its planned fleet of broadband internet satellites in Low Earth Orbit, will be split between the Arianespace marketed version of the Soyuz booster, and Virgin Galactic’s much smaller LauncherOne, which is under development. […]

Posted in: Arianespace, NewSpace
Spire Opens Glasgow Office for Weather Cubesat Venture

Spire Opens Glasgow Office for Weather Cubesat Venture

Spire, the San Francisco based smallsat company which began through the educational cubesat venture Ardusat, announced yesterday that it has been awarded $2.9 million in grants from the Scottish government. The award comes as Spire announced that it is opening a Glasgow, Scotland office to focus on its fleet of GPS Radio Occultation (GPS-RO) cubesats. […]

Posted in: NewSpace, Space Commerce
Five Years Later and Looking Back Again

Five Years Later and Looking Back Again

KSC Director Robert Cabana Addresses the Media on the “21st Century Spaceport” Addressing the concerns of his audience at the Kennedy Space Center on April 15th  2010,  President Obama sought to assure NASA and contract employees that the changes his administration was about to institute; cancelling Project Constellation, maintaining ISS, greenlighting Commercial Crew, and setting […]

Posted in: NASA, NewSpace, SpaceX
Moon Express and Changing the Debate Over NASA’s Priorities

Moon Express and Changing the Debate Over NASA’s Priorities

Setting Up Shop / Image Credit Moon Express Florida Today reports that Moon Express has signed a deal with Space Florida for partial use of historic Launch Complex 36 in order to test engines and hardware for what will ultimately become its MX-1 Lunar Lander. From the story: “Moon Express is the first entrepreneurial “new […]

Posted in: Moon, NewSpace
Virgin Galactic Backs Internet Satellite Venture

Virgin Galactic Backs Internet Satellite Venture

LauncherOne Image Credit Virgin Galactic An interesting story is unfolding regarding what appears to be two separate efforts at establishing very large constellations of small, broadband satellites. In an interview with Bloomberg which came out Tuesday, Elon Musk provided a few more details about the office SpaceX is opening in Seattle. Musk stated that office […]

Posted in: NewSpace, SpaceX
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