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September 2016 Archives



This is second plenary at the 67th International Astronautical Congress taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico. The topic is Satellite Communications Making Connectivity Accessible and Affordable to Latin-American Countries to Reduce the Digital Divide.


Firefly Space Systems, the Texas-based developer of dedicated launch vehicles for the small satellite market, announced today that it has successfully completed over 50 hot fire tests of its combustor, including multiple full mission duty cycle ("MDC") tests.


India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), launches the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Solar Junction Corporation (Solar Junction) are launching a revolutionary new technology that will increase the efficiency of spacecraft solar array production and operation and lower the overall cost, providing a direct savings to customers.


International Launch Services (ILS) announces a product line extension of the Proton Breeze M commercial launch vehicle designed to expand the addressable GEO market for cost effective launch solutions in the small and medium satellite class range (3 to 5 metric tons).


Arianespace has successfully launched the PerúSAT-1 satellite, within the scope of a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the Peruvian space agency CONIDA, and the SkySat-4 to -7 satellites for American operator Terra Bella, a Google company.


Greg Scott, Space Roboticist, Naval Research Laboratory was the moderator of the "On-Orbit Satellite Servicing" AIAA Space 2016 panel.


Stephen Jurczyk, Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA moderated a panel title the "New LEO (low earth orbit) Economy" AIAA Space 2016 panel.


The notion of a free market space industry has picked up momentum significantly in the last decade with an increased focus on commercial endeavors. These endeavors are not only from current players in the space industry, but also from non-traditional entrants like Amazon and Google.


International Launch Services (ILS) announces a product line extension of the Proton Breeze M commercial launch vehicle designed to expand the addressable GEO market for cost effective launch solutions in the small and medium satellite class range (3 to 5 metric tons).


Today marks an exciting milestone in our shared quest to open space to change the world for good.


A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Sept. 8 at 7:05 p.m. EDT.


Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed its final test series on its sub-scale oxygen rich preburner as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator (HBTD) program.