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Northrop Grumman to develop LEO satellite payload for DARPA

Submit on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 21:51

The U.S Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payload, with options to build units destined for space flight.

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SSTL signs up ESA as anchor customer for Lunar Pathfinder

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) for communications services from Lunar Pathfinder, due to launch in 2024.

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ABL Space selected for NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission

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ABL Space Systems announced that is has been selected as the launch provider for the NASA Cryogenic Demonstration Mission. Developed under a NASA Tipping Point contract awarded in 2020, the Cryogenic Demonstration Mission will launch in 2023 and demonstrate in-space transfer of cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2).

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Exolaunch to launch Strix-1 for Synspective in 2022

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Synspective Inc., a SAR satellite data and analytic solution provider, announced an agreement with Exolaunch to launch Synspective’s third demonstration SAR satellite StriX-1 on a Soyuz-2 launch vehicle in mid-2022.

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Delay of the day: Atlas V/Landsat 9

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NASA and United Launch Alliance currently are reviewing the launch date for the Landsat 9 spacecraft scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA.

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SpaceX helps billionaire spend three days in orbit

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Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Crew Dragon (“Inspriation4”); Date: 16 September 2021, 0002 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. The crewed capsule was deployed into a 569 km x 580 km x 51.64 degrees orbit.

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