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Images stream in from a new crop of satellites

More than 100 payloads have been put into orbit over the past couple of weeks, including 64 satellites riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and 31 satellites that were launched by an Indian PSLV rocket. Some of those satellites are already beaming back pictures … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches 64 satellites for Spaceflight

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched Seattle-based Spaceflight’s first-ever dedicated rideshare mission, a satellite extravaganza aimed at placing 64 spacecraft in low Earth orbit. Today’s liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California came off at 10:34 a.m. PT, sending the … Continue reading

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Spaceflight gears up for satellite extravaganza

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is closing in on what’s shaping up as a grand convergence in commercial space. Spaceflight, which handles launch logistics for small satellites, is nearly ready for its most ambitious mission yet: the “dedicated rideshare” launch of a SpaceX Falcon … Continue reading

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India launches BlackSky satellite (and 30 others)

The first Earth observation satellite for Seattle-based BlackSky’s Global constellation has been sent into orbit aboard an Indian rocket. Global-1 was just one of 30 secondary payloads for the PSLV-C43 mission, launched at 9:57 a.m. local time Nov. 29 (8:27 p.m. PT … Continue reading

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Black Sky teams up with ATLAS for satellite services

Michigan-based ATLAS Space Operations says it will provide telemetry, commanding and data support for the Earth-observing satellite constellation that’s due to be put into low Earth orbit for Seattle-based BlackSky. In a news release, ATLAS says it will offer support via new ground station … Continue reading

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Satellite fleet will get water-spraying thrusters

California-based Deep Space Industries says it has signed a contract to provide water-spraying thrusters for the BlackSky Earth observation satellites that are due to be built in Seattle. The contract covers an initial block of 20 Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems. The systems expel … Continue reading

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Spaceflight nails down alliance and $150M boost

It’s official: After receiving all government approvals, a French-Italian joint venture has taken a minority stake in Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries as part of a $150 million funding round. The French and Italian partners in The Space Alliance, Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, have … Continue reading

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