Elon Musk’s Spacex Transporter-3 Mission to launch South African nanosatellite constellation

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images In a first for South Africa’s space industry, three locally produced nanosatellites are set to launch into space on Thursday. The first Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite constellation (MDASat-1) will be launched as part of US aerospace company SpaceX’s Transporter-3 mission. The launch is scheduled to take place from … Read more

China Claims Elon Musk’s SpaceX Satellite Constellation Endangered Lives of Astronauts

Elon Musk attends TIME Person of the Year on December 13, 2021 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty China is calling out the U.S. for what it describes as “close encounters” between its space station and Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellites. In a report issued to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs earlier this … Read more

Successful Rocket Lab Launch Strengthens BlackSky Constellation by Two Satellites

Satellites enter revenue generation six days after launch HERNDON, Va., November 30, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlackSky (NYSE: BKSY) successfully added two satellites to its constellation following the Rocket Lab “Love at First Insight” launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on November 18. The satellites were fully operational and commercially available within six days of launch. This … Read more

Constellation Brands Posts Mixed Q2 Fiscal 2022 Results

Constellation Brands (STZ) has posted mixed results for the second quarter (ended August 31) of fiscal 2022, which topped revenue estimates but lagged earnings expectations. Markedly, the U.S. producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits provided upbeat guidance for fiscal 2022 on the back of a strong core beer business. Adjusted earnings, excluding canopy, … Read more

Amazon’s protest against plans to expand the Starlink constellation

After SpaceX has submitted an update to the FCC a plan to continue building a super constellation Starlink – presenting alternative development scenarios based on the second generation satellites (one of them assuming the use of the emerging carrier rocket Starship) – Amazon has made a formal request to reject the above proposal. As a … Read more

Rocket Lab Inks Deal to Launch Five Missions for BlackSky Constellation

Rocket Lab Inks Deal to Launch Five Missions for BlackSky Constellation Press Release From: RocketLab Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Rocket Lab, a global leader in launch and space systems, has today announced it will launch multiple missions to low Earth orbit for BlackSky, a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence and global monitoring services. … Read more

Virgin Orbit Selected to Launch SatRevolution’s “Constellation of Constellations”

Virgin Orbit Selected to Launch SatRevolution’s “Constellation of Constellations” Press Release From: Virgin Orbit Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Virgin Orbit, the California-based responsive launch company, announced today it has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will expand its relationship with SatRevolution, the low-cost small satellite manufacturer and space services company based in … Read more

Beginning of July ’21 with OneWeb. Competitor SpaceX is keeping pace with the construction of the super constellation

Despite last year’s serious financial problems, the British satellite company OneWeb continues to chase SpaceX in building its own telecommunications superconstellation, maintaining a monthly launch interval. Another such successful flight was carried out at the beginning of July this year. with the involvement of Arianespace and Roscosmos, placing the eighth set of 36 identical satellites … Read more