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CubeRover

CubeRover sets up robotic lander shop in Luxembourg

CubeRover offers a small-scale standardized planetary lander platform that the company hopes will revolutionize mobile robotic access on the Moon. “I think there’s going to be a lot of great opportunities for us to engage… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.

propulsion

Smallsat propulsion is undergoing a revolution

Traditional satellite propulsion systems seem increasingly outdated compared to these new thrusters that are only just now coming to market. “What we’re seeing right now is a reasonably large disruption in the propulsion community and in the satellite industry,” said … This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a […]

Lockheed Martin

Is there commercial demand for space beyond LEO?

The company is hoping to establish standardized interfaces between national exploration ships and commercial payloads. “Doing so will make it much easier to plug into future exploration platforms… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.

Moon Express

Two commercial companies sign MOU for future space mining missions

The agreement is very likely the first such agreement between two commercial companies for future ISRU missions in space: Lunar payload services firm Moon Express has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.

Accion Systems

Accion Systems raises $3m with Boeing, GettyLab

Propulsion startup Accion Systems has raised another $3 million, led be Boeing’s investment arm HorizonX Ventures, with participation from GettyLab. Boeing said the company’s miniature in-space propulsion… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.

IAC 2018

Agencies targeting lunar missions lean on commercial partners

NOTE: This story originally appeared in the Low Down, our free weekly ebrief. Subscribe for FREE to receive our take on the latest news, enabling tech and emerging markets in the commercial space sector each week. Government space agencies are turning to commercial partners in the new lunar space race. At the recent International Astronautical […]

launch

Launch politics in an increasingly competitive global market

NOTE: This story originally appeared in the Low Down, our free weekly ebrief. Subscribe for FREE to receive our take on the latest news, enabling tech and emerging markets in the commercial space sector each week. Anti-competitive politics is rearing its head as the global launch industry undergoes significant shifts in its competitive landscape and […]

launch costs

Lowered launch costs will impact ‘nearly every industry’ on Earth

SpaceX’s success, along with a crop of new launch entrants have successfully exerted downward pricing pressure on incumbent launch providers, according to Deloitte principal analyst Bill Beyer. He pointed to ULA’s decision to decrease the price of an Atlas 5 launch by nearly 33% in 2017… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in […]

Capella Space

Capella Space targets commercial markets with origami-like SAR satellite

Capella Space is hoping to build out a symmetrical 12-plane constellation the company says will be able produce more SAR images than the entire industry combined, at a greater speed and lower cost than any commercially-available platform… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.

GEO satellite market

Satellite makers are optimizing production processes amid GEO downturn

The decline in GEO satellite orders coincides with a huge uptick in demand for smaller satellite form factors. Incumbent satellite makers are now mulling how to best navigate the new realities of the global satellite market… This content is available to subscribers only. Sign in to your account. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.