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NorthStar Selects Virgin Orbit to Launch First Satellites by Mid-2023

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne will launch three NorthStar Earth & Space satellites in mid-2023

Montreal’s NorthStar Earth & Space, a commercial space-based situational awareness (SSA) startup, has announced who their launch provider will be for their first three satellites. The three 16U microsatellites are scheduled for launch in mid-2023 and will reach low Earth orbit with launch services provider Virgin Orbit. If all goes well, Virgin Orbit could be well placed to launch an additional 21 NorthStar satellites.

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NorthStar to launch first of its kind satellite constellation for space situational awareness

Artis illustration of NorthStar Space Situational Awareness satellites monitoring space

NorthStar Earth and Space has been quiet for some time and now we know why. The Montreal based company which has so far raised $86 million, announced today it had contracted Thales Alenia Space to build the first three satellites that will make up an initial constellation of 12 satellites dedicated to space situational awareness (SSA). The commercial constellation will be the first of its …

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