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DAF to host 2023 Modeling, Simulation Summit

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  The Department of the Air Force will host its Air Force Modeling and Simulation Summit at The Clyde Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 9-11.The M&S Summit supports the implementation of the DAF M&S Strategy by bringing together more than 100 Department of Defense, industry, academia and international partners. Hosted by Richard Tempalski, Department of the [...]

NATO Air Chiefs discuss how to further accelerate air, space power integration

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) --  Allied and partner Air Chiefs came together on Ramstein Air Base for the bi-annual NATO Air Chiefs’ Symposium on March 16.Hosted by U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, the meeting allowed allied Air Chiefs the opportunity to come together and collaborate on shared success and combined opportunities [...]

Electron launches two Capella Space radar satellites

Rocket Lab launched its second Electron rocket from Virginia March 16, placing two Capella Space radar imaging satellites into orbit. The post Electron launches two Capella Space radar satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.

NASA selects Axiom Space for third private astronaut mission to ISS

NASA has approved plans by Axiom Space to fly a third private astronaut mission to the International Space Station as soon as November, although with no details yet about who will go on the flight. The post NASA selects Axiom Space for third private astronaut mission to ISS appeared first on SpaceNews.

LEO constellations are starting to disrupt GEO capacity contracts

Satellite broadband customers are increasingly demanding shorter-term contracts to hold out for better prices in a market set for a flood of low Earth orbit capacity, according to executives of regional satellite operators. The post LEO constellations are starting to disrupt GEO capacity contracts appeared first on SpaceNews.

Axiom Space reveals design of Artemis spacesuit

NASA and Axiom Space unveiled a prototype of the spacesuits that astronauts will wear on Artemis missions to the moon. The post Axiom Space reveals design of Artemis spacesuit appeared first on SpaceNews.

Northrop Grumman, IHI team up to bolster Japan’s space domain awareness capabilities

Northrop Grumman and Japanese heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding March 15 to develop “small, highly maneuverable satellites and other solutions” that will help bolster Japan’s space domain awareness capabilities, particularly for geosynchronous orbit.  The post Northrop Grumman, IHI team up to bolster Japan’s space domain awareness capabilities appeared first on SpaceNews.

Benchmark signs contracts for metal plasma thrusters

Benchmark Space Systems announced contracts to sell around two dozen metal plasma thrusters based on technology the Burlington, Vermont-based startup acquired last year. The post Benchmark signs contracts for metal plasma thrusters appeared first on SpaceNews.

Virgin Orbit pauses operations

Launch vehicle company Virgin Orbit has paused its operations and furloughed its staff for at least a week as it deals with financial issues. The post Virgin Orbit pauses operations appeared first on SpaceNews.

NanoAvionics to build three more NB-IoT satellites for OQ Technology

OQ Technology of Luxembourg, which raised $13 million in September to build out a narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) constellation, ordered three additional satellites from Kongsberg NanoAvionics. The post NanoAvionics to build three more NB-IoT satellites for OQ Technology appeared first on SpaceNews.

Quadsat raises $9.6 million for antenna-testing drones

Danish startup Quadsat said March 15 it has raised 9 million euros ($9.6 million) to expand a business that uses drones as stand-ins for satellites to test and calibrate antennas on the ground. The post Quadsat raises $9.6 million for antenna-testing drones appeared first on SpaceNews.