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Spaceflight helps out with shooting-star satellite

Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s handling the pre-launch logistics for a Japanese satellite that’s designed to spray artificial shooting stars into the sky. Tokyo-based ALE’s spacecraft is just one of seven satellites due to be sent into orbit from New Zealand as early as … Continue reading

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SpaceX sweetens the deal for ride-along satellites

Three weeks after announcing that it’s getting into the rideshare market for launching small satellites, SpaceX slashed its prices by more than half – and said it’ll be offering rideshare opportunities on its Starlink broadband satellite launches as often as once a … Continue reading

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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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The satellite rideshare market is heating up

Seattle-based Spaceflight has made a name for itself by putting together bunches of small satellites for launch on someone else’s rockets, but now the owners of some of those rockets are aiming to take the business for themselves. The promise and the … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab launches 7 satellites for Spaceflight

Rocket Lab executed a picture-perfect first launch for Seattle’s Spaceflight Inc., putting BlackSky’s Global-3 Earth-observing satellite and six other small spacecraft into orbit from its New Zealand launch pad. The Los Angeles-based launch company nicknamed today’s mission “Make It Rain,” in honor … Continue reading

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Spaceflight makes launch deal with Relativity

Seattle-based Spaceflight has signed a launch services agreement to put payloads on Relativity Space’s Terran 1 rocket. Relativity, a startup that got its start in Seattle but is now headquartered in Los Angeles, says the agreement covers the purchase of a first … 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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