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NASA urged to avoid space station gap

NASA needs to ensure that commercial space stations are ready before the International Space Station is retired to avoid a “space station gap” with geopolitical consequences, industry officials and other advisers warn. SpaceNews

NASA urged to avoid space station gap2021-09-24T14:11:23-06:00

Smallsat specialist OrbAstro busy building downstream dreams

OrbAstro, a space-as-a-service startup with visions of flying “tiny satellites in large flocks,” is gearing up to launch its first half-dozen smallsats in 2022 — including its just-announced first micro satellite. SpaceNews

Smallsat specialist OrbAstro busy building downstream dreams2021-09-23T14:08:31-06:00

Xona Space Systems fully funds GPS-alternative demo mission

Californian startup Xona Space Systems has raised $8 million to fully fund an orbital demonstration next year of its navigation payload, which aims to provide an alternative to GPS and other global navigation satellite systems. SpaceNews

Xona Space Systems fully funds GPS-alternative demo mission2021-09-23T14:08:36-06:00