September 20, 2021

Category: Space

How environmentally friendly is Scotland’s space sector?
Environment, Space

How environmentally friendly is Scotland’s space sector?

As per Daniel Smith of Scottish Space Leadership Council (SSCL) and founder of space marketing firm AstroAgency, the business is growing. “Outside of California, Glasgow produces more satellites than anyplace else in the world, and Scotland is planning five space ports,” he continues. Unst in Shetland, North Uist in the Western Isles, Machrihanish in Argyll, the Moine […]

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A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pressuring the Department of Defense to approve the Lockheed-Aerojet merger
Policy, Space

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pressuring the Department of Defense to approve the Lockheed-Aerojet merger

In a letter to the Department of Defense, a team of 13 congress members believes that Lockheed Martin’s planned $4.4 billion purchase of rocket engine producer Aerojet Rocketdyne should be supported. 9 Republican and 4 Democratic members of the house from Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Colorado signed the letter to Deputy Defense Secretary […]

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‘We have to be absolutely committed from here on out,’ says a Space Force launch director of Vulcan and BE-4
Space, Technology

‘We have to be absolutely committed from here on out,’ says a Space Force launch director of Vulcan and BE-4

Blue Origin is taking significantly longer than projected to finish testing and manufacturing of BE-4 rocket engines for United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle, according to the chief of the US Space Force launch enterprise. In pre-qualification tests, the engine is performing as expected, and ULA’s latest estimates that the Vulcan will possess flight-qualified engines […]

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Investment in the Lightspeed constellation made by the government of Ontario
Satellites, Space

Investment in the Lightspeed constellation made by the government of Ontario

The Ontario government has agreed to support part of Telesat’s Lightspeed constellation, which will commit some of its satellite capability to enhance communication links in the Canadian province. According to the Ottawa, Ontario-based satellite operator, the five-year arrangement, worth 109 million Canadian dollars ($87 million), concentrates on expanding cellular networks and high-speed internet to unserved and […]

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