Tag Archives: Small Satellite Conference

Mapping ice and volatiles at the Moon’s South Pole

Lunar south pole mosaic - annotated

While in-situ Moon resources may be the key to any future lunar space-based economy, finding those resources is a key challenge. Surrey Satellite Technology’s Samantha Rowe, speaking at the 2021 Smallsat conference, presented a small satellite mission that includes Canadian participation that may lay the foundation for lunar resource exploitation.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, …

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OHB Sweden explores Arctic weather constellation

Arctic Weather Satellite constellation illustration. Credit: OHB Sweden.

OHB Sweden and a pan-European consortium are working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a prototype for a small satellite constellation that will help solve a pressing 21st century transportation issue: Arctic weather prediction. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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RIMPAC warfighting exercise with Canadian participation tests skills of hybrid satellite system

RIMPAC 2020

Organizers are practicing satellite collection with military exercises to improve their data analysis – such as the RIMPAC sea exercise outlined during the virtual Small Satellite Conference running this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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CubeSat mission will test Gateway lunar orbit and operations

After arrival at the Moon, CAPSTONE will begin its 6-month-long primary mission. CAPSTONE will validate a near rectilinear halo orbit’s characteristics by demonstrating how to enter into and operate in orbit

CubeSat testing is already being planned this year for NASA's planned Gateway space station near the Moon, according to conference presentations at the virtual Small Satellite Conference this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Future directions in small satellites point to autonomy and adaptivity

Thirty five years of small satellites presentation

Small satellites, a Martian helicopter and military monitoring are some of the trends to watch in the satellite industry, according to a "future trends" discussion in a major industry conference. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Canadian led Swarm Technologies launches Eval Kit and is acquired by SpaceX

Swarm eval kit in the field

IoT satellite communications provider Swarm Technologies is being acquired by Elon Musk's SpaceX. The news comes just as the Small Satellite Conference starts and just days after SpaceQ spoke with Canadian founder Sara Spangelo. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Small Launch Vehicle Startups Proliferate

Vector Space Systems Vector-H launch vehicle

At the recent Small Satellite Conference in Utah, the Small Launch Vehicles – A 2018 State of the Industry Survey paper was presented which stated that there are 79 small launch vehicles either operational, under development or rumoured. The number is staggering and highlights the enthusiasm and hype surrounding the small satellite marketplace.

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