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Virgin Orbit raises $10 million as financial stopgap

Virgin Orbit said Feb. 1 it raised $10 million from another Virgin affiliate, a move that provides only a short-term fix to its financial difficulties. The post Virgin Orbit raises $10 million as financial stopgap appeared first on SpaceNews.

Virgin Orbit raises $10 million as financial stopgap2023-02-03T16:52:28-07:00

OneWeb secures $50 million Canadian satellite capacity deal

Remote communications provider Galaxy Broadband said Feb. 1 it is buying capacity from OneWeb for $50 million in a multi-year deal to offer low Earth orbit broadband services to more sites across Canada. The post OneWeb secures $50 million Canadian satellite capacity deal appeared first on SpaceNews.

OneWeb secures $50 million Canadian satellite capacity deal2023-02-03T16:52:28-07:00

South Korea picks Vega C to launch satellite grounded by Russian sanctions

South Korea has selected Arianespace’s Vega C rocket to launch a multipurpose imaging satellite, KOMPSAT-6, that has remained grounded due to sanctions imposed on Russia for invading Ukraine. The post South Korea picks Vega C to launch satellite grounded by Russian sanctions appeared first on SpaceNews.

South Korea picks Vega C to launch satellite grounded by Russian sanctions2023-02-01T13:07:48-07:00

Space Development Agency issues draft solicitation for 72 satellites

In a Jan. 31 draft solicitation, the agency seeks input from vendors interested in bidding for 72 satellites and supporting ground systems The post Space Development Agency issues draft solicitation for 72 satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.

Space Development Agency issues draft solicitation for 72 satellites2023-02-01T13:07:48-07:00

What future for the Space Launch System?

Does a successful first flight finally mean that SLS will return astronauts to Earth’s moon more than 50 years after astronauts last visited? Does it earn SLS a future among the United States’ fleet of launch vehicles? The post What future for the Space Launch System? appeared first on SpaceNews.

What future for the Space Launch System?2023-02-01T13:07:49-07:00

Governments to be major customers of future Axiom Space private astronaut missions

Axiom Space says the customers for its upcoming private astronaut missions to the International Space Station are dominated by governments rather than individuals. The post Governments to be major customers of future Axiom Space private astronaut missions appeared first on SpaceNews.

Governments to be major customers of future Axiom Space private astronaut missions2023-02-01T13:07:50-07:00

First commercial crew astronauts receive Congressional Space Medal of Honor

The two men who flew on the first NASA commercial crew mission to the International Space Station in 2020 received a rarely awarded medal from the White House Jan. 31. The post First commercial crew astronauts receive Congressional Space Medal of Honor appeared first on SpaceNews.

First commercial crew astronauts receive Congressional Space Medal of Honor2023-02-01T13:07:50-07:00

Space Force chief: Satellites are under threat, ‘we have to be ready’

Threats to U.S. satellites are becoming more complex and unpredictable, which will require new ways of training and preparing for a possible conflict, Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, U.S. chief of space operations, said Jan. 31. The post Space Force chief: Satellites are under threat, ‘we have to be ready’ appeared first on SpaceNews.

Space Force chief: Satellites are under threat, ‘we have to be ready’2023-02-01T13:07:51-07:00

Orbital Sidekick raises $10 million from customers and existing investors

Hyperspectral imaging startup Orbital Sidekick raised $10 million in an investment round led by Energy Innovation Capital. The post Orbital Sidekick raises $10 million from customers and existing investors appeared first on SpaceNews.

Orbital Sidekick raises $10 million from customers and existing investors2023-01-31T13:07:38-07:00