LauncherOne by Virgin Galactic

LauncherOne Furthering the Space Frontier Virgin Galactic is proud to announce LauncherOne, a revolutionary new launch vehicle dedicated to enabling dramatically more people and users to benefit from space. The technology that goes into manufacturing satellites has come a long way since the days of Sputnik and Explorer I. With many satellite components following the … More LauncherOne by Virgin Galactic

Tiny satellites will use Kinect to dock with one another

By David Szondy SSTL’s STRaND-2 nano-satellite uses Kinect technology for approach and docking Little satellites grow up to be big satellites. At least, that’s what will happen if Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) gets its way. Working in conjunction with the University of Surrey, the UK-based company plans to launch a pair of nano-satellites into orbit … More Tiny satellites will use Kinect to dock with one another

Launch your own satellite for US$8000

By Brian Dodson An Interorbital Systems TubeSat in low Earth orbit Image Gallery (12 images) Interorbital Systems (IOS), a rocket and spacecraft construction company founded in 1996, is ready to fulfill its 2009 goal of making access to space available to all. Well, at least to anyone who can afford a motorcycle. For US$8K, IOS provides the … More Launch your own satellite for US$8000

NASA Demonstrating Smart Technology Through Suborbital Rocket Mission

NASA Demonstrating Smart Technology Through Suborbital Rocket Mission Source: Wallops Flight Facility A new microsatellite designed to give scientists less expensive access to space will be demonstrated during a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket flight between 7 and 10 a.m., June 9, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The backup launch day is June … More NASA Demonstrating Smart Technology Through Suborbital Rocket Mission

Danish Amateur Team Sends Satellite into Space

         –the Danish team participating in the $30 million GoogleLunar X PRIZE contest–has taken the first big step toward landing a       small robotic mobile rover on the Moon. In December we are launching our test satellite MiniRomit1 from the South Pacific Island of ‘Eua, in the Kingdom of Tonga. … More Danish Amateur Team Sends Satellite into Space

iCubeSat

Think inside the box … Planning a CubeSat misson? Your first decisions might be the most critical. Compared to traditional multi-million-dollar satellite missions, CubeSat projects have the potential to educate the participants and implement successful and useful missions in science and industry at much lower costs. CubeSat payloads and experiments are often new and unique, … More iCubeSat

Orbital Wins Iridium Next Integration

By Michael A. Taverna  PARIS — Thales Alenia Space (TAS) has selected Orbital Sciences Corp. (OSC) to integrate and test the 81 spacecraft in the next-generation Iridium mobile satellite system.OSC will integrate the satellite bus and communications payloads, to be provided by TAS, along with hosted payloads that the system, known as Iridium Next, is … More Orbital Wins Iridium Next Integration