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Telespazio-Thales Alenia Space JV Enter Satellite Tech Partnership With Spaceflight Industries

The Space Alliance, a joint venture of Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space, has partnered with Spaceflight Industries on a number space technology-related efforts. The partnership would include an investment in Spaceflight Industries as well as the creation of a U.S.-based joint venture between Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries that would focus on …

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NASA's Lunar Payload Delivery Support Contract Paves Way for Industry Partnerships

Some industry executives have said that NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services program has provided companies an opportunity to advance their technology platforms and form partnerships with additional firms, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “Going back to the moon with commercial technology opens the floodgates,“ said Grant Anderson, president, CEO and co-founder of …

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Iridium Eyes Jan. 7 for Final ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications has announced that the launch of the eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket is now scheduled on Jan. 7, SpaceNews reported Friday. The new schedule sought to provide SpaceX more time to accommodate Spaceflight Industries' SmallSat Express rideshare mission, which took off on Monday, Dec. 3. Iridium …

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Draper Forms Team to Pursue NASA’s Next Lunar Exploration Project

Draper has teamed up with three other companies to bid for a project to build small exploration vehicles and scientific instruments to help NASA explore the moon's surface. Cambridge, Mass.-based Draper said Tuesday it will lead an industry team composed of General Atomics' electromagnetic systems group, ispace and Spaceflight Industries to pursue the space agency’s Commercial Lunar …

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BlackSky, NGA Partner on GEOINT Broker Platform Work for Air Force Lab

Spaceflight Industries‘ BlackSky division has partnered with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to develop a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform for the Air Force Research Laboratory under a previously awarded $16.4 million contract. The GEOINT Broker Development Platform will utilize an agile development approach that works to enable users to continuously provide input to build …

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Three Industry Associations Call for Continued Funding for Space Commerce Office


The Aerospace Industries Association, Commercial Spaceflight Federation and Satellite Industry Association have asked the Department of Commerce to continue to fund the Office of Space Commerce. “Retaining staff in the Office of Space Commerce to continue to carry out its work until a new Director is named is critical to the success of our industry on a variety of fronts,“ the three industry groups wrote in a March 9 letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

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