Latest News: 15 Sep 2019

LAUNCHES

Roskosmos to build cheap Soyuz-2M rocket
15 Sep 2019 - Russian state space corporation Roskosmos is working on a cheaper version of the Soyuz rocket to cut launch costs for commercial satellites, Glavkosmos Launch Services CEO Alexander Serkin said. >>>

SATELLITES

First Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch
15 Sep 2019 - A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending Earth observation data back to Earth. Dubbed Ì-Sat, or PhiSat, this artificial intelligence technology will fly on one of the two CubeSats that make up the FSSCat mission. >>>

NASA funds CubeSat pathfinder mission to unique lunar orbit
15 Sep 2019 - NASA has awarded a US$13.7 million contract to Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, to develop and operate a CubeSat mission to the same lunar orbit targeted for Gateway - an orbiting outpost astronauts will visit before descending to the surface of the Moon in a landing system as part of NASA's Artemis programme. >>>

FEEDS & LINKS

Botswana Telecommunications Corp. doubles capacity on Amos-7
15 Sep 2019 - Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) announced that BTC is doubling its capacity on Amos-7 communication satellite Ku-beams. >>>

Eutelsat 117 West A selected for new U.S. DTH satellite service
15 Sep 2019 - Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, has been selected by Orby TV for capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West A satellite. >>>