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DigitalGlobe, Spire, Planet to Provide Earth Science Data Under NASA Contracts

NASA has awarded blanket purchase agreements to three companies to provide the agency with Earth observation data sets derived from constellations of commercial small satellites. Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe subsidiary, Planet and Spire received the sole-source contracts under the agency’s Private Sector Small Constellation Satellite Data Product Pilot program, NASA said …

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Rocket Lab Conducts 2nd Orbital Launch Vehicle Flight Test

Rocket Lab has launched its second Electron orbital launch vehicle from the company’s launch complex on Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, into space. The rocket, nicknamed Still Testing, reached orbit 8.5 minutes after liftoff and deployed  Planet‘s Dove Pioneer satellite along with a pair of Spire‘s Lemur-2 satellites during the test flight, Rocket Lab said Sunday. Rocket Lab …

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Spire to Launch 20 Small Weather Satellites This Year; Peter Platzer Comments

Spire is lining up the launch of its small weather satellites that will work to collect atmospheric data to fill a gap in weather forecasting capabilities. The company said Thursday the “shoebox-size” satellites will leverage the GPS Radio Occultation technique to monitor changes in weather and climate. It added that the network will eventually perform 10,000 readings a day to build …

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