Small launchers – big market

By Staff Writers, Published by Space Daily, 1 May 2021 Berlin, Germany (SPX) - Many new satellites are smaller and lighter than ever before. They are usually launched as 'co-passengers' together with other, larger satellites whose operators define the launch conditions. But a distinct class of launcher systems have now

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Rocket Lab Campaigners Put Up Billboards Near Its NZ Launch Site. “Kati” – Maori For “Shut”, “Close”

By Murray Horton, Secretary/Organiser, Anti-Bases Campaign, Christchurch, New Zealand, 18 April 2021 Rocket Lab started life as a small New Zealand company but is now much bigger and has become the local subsidiary of a US company, with its owners including arms industry behemoths such as Lockheed Martin. It specialises

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WATCH as Russian Soyuz rocket launches 36 separate satellites into near-Earth orbit as part of joint mission with UK firm

Published in Russia Today, 25 March 2021 After a successful launch, a Russian Soyuz rocket is on its way to low Earth orbit to drop off 36 satellites created by UK firm OneWeb, set to join a “constellation” of small devices designed to expand internet coverage worldwide. Moscow’s space agency

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Spaceport will bring more benefits than risks, says Indonesian space agency as Papuans divided over project

by Nivell Rayda, Published by Channel News Asia, 18 March 2021 JAKARTA: Indonesia’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) said the benefits of the country's first spaceport in Biak, Papua, are greater than the downsides, while locals are divided over the project.  The planned rocket launch site will be located

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