Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Analysts Still Concerned About Eutelsat’s Video Performance

Eutelsat headquarters in Paris, France. Photo: Eutelsat Eutelsat saw its overall revenue drop approximately 4.5 percent in the six months to the end of December 2018, compared to the same stage in 2017. In those six months, Eutelsat achieved total revenues of $742.6 million (658.1 million euros). Net profits for the six months reached $169.7…
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Ball Aerospace to Build NASA’s SPHEREx Spacecraft

Artist rendition of SPHEREx. Photo: Caltech NASA selected Ball Aerospace to build the spacecraft for the Spectro Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx), a medium-class Explorer mission. Ball is also responsible for the system integration and test, support for integration of the spacecraft onto a launch vehicle…
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ExactEarth Completes AIS Constellation Rollout

Photo: ExactEarth ExactEarth completed the roll-out of its real-time global satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) service after activating the final six payloads of its exactView constellation, the company reported Feb. 15. The constellation comprises of 58 payloads and seven orbital spares built by Harris, and hosted onboard the Iridium Next constellation, operated by Iridium Communications. Now…
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Relativity Issued Patent for Machine Learning 3D Metal Printing

One of Relativity Space’s 3D-printed components. Photo: Relativity Space. Relativity, an autonomous rocket factory and launch services provider, was granted a new patent. Relativity was recently granted US. Patent Number US20180341248A1, Real-time adaptive control of additive manufacturing processes using machine learning, for its 3D metal printing technology using advanced sensors and control software. According to the release,…
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Capella Space Expands Team with Former Lockheed, Planet Executives

Capella Space Synthentic Aperture Radar (SAR) cubesat, artistic rendering. Photo: Capella Space Capella Space added senior business and engineering leaders to its team. Scott Soenen was added as vice president of product engineering; Matt Wood as vice president of go-to-market and business strategy, and Dan Brophy as vice president of U.S. government services. This is in…
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NSR Reviews 2019: The Year Ahead

OneWeb Finally Launches Lluc Palerm, Senior Analyst, NSR After years of heated debate over Low Earth Orbit (LEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) constellations, 2019 will see the launch of the first batch of satellites for OneWeb. While this is certainly a huge feat for the company, the clock is ticking for many other elements before…
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The Gravity of Space Debris

It’s early 2019, and most of the commercial space industry is abuzz about the launch of megaconstellations into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which will deliver a powerful broadband experience to all of mankind. Chris Blackerby, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Astroscale, is pumped about a different kind of launch, specifically of the company’s ELSA-d satellite,…
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JetBlue’s Stoyanova Looks to the IFC Horizon

It is a sunny autumnal day in Boston, a city I haven’t visited for almost two decades, but the venue for The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Expo — one of the key events for the airline industry when it comes to IFC. One of the highlights of the trip was sitting down with Stoyanova…
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Satellite Servicing Becomes an Actual Market

Even as we enter the age of smaller, cheaper, and more agile satellite networks, present and future satellite communications services will continue to rely on well-stocked fleets in orbit. While this has remained fact for some time, commercial satellite operator business models have changed drastically (and often) during the past decade. It is no longer…
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Satellite Manufacturing in a State of Transition

The requirements from customers are always ‘better, cheaper, faster,” says Andreas Lindenthal, chief operating officer and member of the board at Bremen, Germany-based, satellite manufacturer OHB. “For some of our customers — mainly the communication operators — the pressure in the market has increased significantly, therefore, they are not looking just for incremental improvements in…