Month: June 2019

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States of trying to unfairly grab market share in the space services industry on Friday after the U.S. military imposed restrictions on space launch cooperation with Moscow. FILE PHOTO – The Soyuz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites launches from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome, near
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SAN FRANCISCO – Momentus, the Silicon Valley startup preparing to demonstrate its water plasma propulsion in orbit for the first time in July, revealed details of the transportation services it will offer small satellites seeking rides to medium Earth, geostationary or low lunar orbit. Customers will have the option of purchasing their own rides into
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SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, is closing operations, cutting short ambitious plans to challenge traditional aerospace companies in a new “space race,” four people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The world’s largest airplane, built by the
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WASHINGTON — The 60 satellites SpaceX launched eight days ago for its Starlink broadband megaconstellation have powered up and contacted ground stations, the company said. All 60 satellites — the first in a constellation that could one day number 12,000 — have deployed solar arrays, a SpaceX spokesperson said, and most are in the process
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