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Spaceflight will get first crack at India’s next rocket

Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s purchased the first commercial launch of India’s next-generation Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, or SSLV, and has already committed all of the available payload space to a U.S.-based satellite constellation customer. The deal, announced today in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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India sends probe toward moon landing

India began a slow but steady space odyssey to the moon’s south polar region today with the launch of its Chandrayaan 2 mission. The lunar landing, set for Sept. 6-7, would make India the fourth nation to set a probe … Continue reading

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Indian rocket puts 29 satellites in orbit

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle has put a military satellite and 28 secondary payloads into orbit, with Seattle-based Spaceflight and other commercial ventures playing supporting roles. The PSLV C45 mission lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 9:27 … Continue reading

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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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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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RBC Signals turns to India for space networking

Seattle-based RBC Signals has forged an agreement with Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to widen its spectrum of communication services for spacecraft operators. The partnership adds C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band communication capabilities to RBC Signals’ existing resources in … Continue reading

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FCC stings Swarm for unauthorized satellite launch

A stealthy California startup called Swarm Technologies is facing the wrath of the Federal Communications Commission after its super-miniaturized satellites were launched without proper authorization. The flap was first reported March 9 by IEEE Spectrum. It all started when Swarm Technologies developed a breed … Continue reading

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