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NASA Partners With Techshot, Tupperware to Update ISS Plant Production System

 NASA has enlisted commercial space company Techshot and kitchenware provider Tupperware Brands to help the agency optimize a plant growth system on board the International Space Station. Techshot said Tuesday it will work with Tupperware to further develop NASA’s Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System, a design concept meant to replace the component …

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Matt Desch: Iridium “˜NEXT' Satellite Constellation Supports FAA NextGen Program Through Aircraft Tracking

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation works to help track the location of commercial aircraft across trans-oceanic routes in support of the Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System program, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. Desch said the company has equipped its Iridium NEXT satellites with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers designed …

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OneWeb Gets FCC Clearance to Launch Satellite Constellation; Iridium's Matt Desch Comments

OneWeb has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch later this year its constellation of 720 satellites that will work to provide broadband internet services worldwide, Daily Breeze reported Saturday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cleared OneWeb's application on June 22. “We hope to approve many more constellations because we …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Considers Pre-Flown Falcon 9 1st Stage to Expedite “˜NEXT' Satellite Launch Schedule

Iridium Communications is open to the possibility of using pre-flown first-stage boosters of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to launch Iridium NEXT satellites in 2018 provided that such a move can help reduce wait times for launches, Space News reported Tuesday. “While we are currently flying first flown launches, I'm open to previously …

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Iridium Readies 2nd “˜NEXT' Satellite Batch for June 25 Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated final measures to prepare for the June 25 launch of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Get Connected reported Monday. “Once deployed, this batch of satellites will be tested and validated and inserted one-by-one into our existing constellation, replacing our …

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Teledyne’s Earth Imaging Platform Installed on Space Station

An Earth observation platform developed by a Teledyne Technologies subsidiary has been installed on the International Space Station to host imaging, technology demonstration and space qualification payloads. The Multi-User System for Earth Sensing platform from Teledyne Brown Engineering launched with SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket in early June and has completed an initial operational assessment at the space station, Teledyne said Tuesday. …

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Iridium Sets June 25 Launch Date for 2nd “˜NEXT' Satellite Batch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has moved from June 29 to June 25 the launch of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The new target date will advance the launch of the satellites by four days, Iridium said Thursday. “Satellites have already started …

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SES Completes UV Imaging Payload Integration on Communications Satellite

SES has integrated a NASA instrument payload equipped with an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph onto the company’s SES-14 geostationary communications satellite. The Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk instrument's spectrograph is designed to measure temperatures and densities in the Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere to investigate ionospheric disruptions to navigation and communication transmissions, SES said Tuesday. …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: 4th Global Xpress Satellite Launch Aims to Advance Satcom Tech Resilience

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the launch of the fourth Boeing-built satellite for the Global Xpress satellite communications network seeks to validate Inmarsat's efforts to promote resilience within its satcom offerings. The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite lifted off Monday aboard a SpaceX-made Falcon 9 rocket from a launch …

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