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Boeing Invests in Space Connectivity Tech Maker BridgeSat; Brian Schettler Quoted

Boeing‘s venture capital arm has invested in BridgeSat through a recent Series B funding round to help the latter company accelerate deployment of an optical system for space-based connectivity services. Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures organization, said in a statement released Monday the company seeks to facilitate digital …

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SSL to Help NASA Explore Use of Commercial Habitats in Space; Richard White Quoted

NASA has chosen Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary to study the feasibility of using space-based commercial habitats as satellite manufacturing facilities. SSL said Wednesday it believes establishing a capacity to build satellites in space will help save time and resources by doing away with launch vehicle volumes and schedules, as well as help save …

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Raytheon-Built Navigation Payload Integrated Into FAA’s GEO 5 Wide Area Augmentation System

Raytheon has integrated a navigation payload into the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System that works to support global positioning system functions. Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 5‘s payload is designed to address GPS satellite signal ionospheric disturbances, timing issues and minor orbit adjustments, the company said Thursday. The technology is part of …

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DARPA to Select Firms to Provide Military Satellite Alternatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will begin reviewing proposals for cheaper alternatives to using traditional military satellites, Space News reported Thursday. DARPA intends to award contracts, totaling $117.5 million, for work to develop the Blackjack program’s low Earth orbit constellation, which will be used to deliver global coverage for military operations. The …

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Kymeta Produces, Markets Electronically-Steered Flat Satellite Antennas

Kymeta has begun production of electronically-steered flat satellite antennas in partnership with government clients, Space News reported Monday. A hundred of these Mtenna flat satellite antennas have already been shipped across 23 countries. The antennas have been used with military-grade armored vehicles and ships made to operate in austere environments. The company …

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