Technology entrepreneur Ben Lamm outlines three space opportunities for budding founders not interested in building hardware. I did not start out as a space entrepreneur — in fact, I know almost no one who has. Instead, I created and sold four other companies in different industries before I got into the space business. Yet, in
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WASHINGTON — Hispasat purchased a satellite from Thales Alenia Space Jan. 10, marking the operator’s first satellite order since being acquired by Spanish power company Red Eléctrica last year.  Thales Alenia Space will build a new satellite called Amazonas Nexus, designed with Ku-band coverage over both American continents, plus Greenland and North Atlantic transportation routes.
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In 2017, there were more than 20,000 work injuries involving ice, sleet, or snow that required at … [+] least one day away from work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Boston Globe via Getty Images When we think of outdoor occupational hazards, lightning is
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SAN FRANCISCO – The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved legislation to coordinate federal government space weather research, forecasting and operations with input from academia, commercial firms and groups affected by space weather. The legislation, Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act, was introduced in
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Fire Truck Approaches Distant Smoke Getty Bushfires in Australia are raging on, marking the 5th month of relentless burning. Photos of singed koala feet and charred noses are perhaps the most heartbreaking. But everyone’s favorite furry, eucalyptus-nibbling, not-really-bears-but-actually-marsupials are only one of hundreds of species that have been plunged into desperation. With the staggering death
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Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who will become Lockheed Martin’s chief engineer WASHINGTON — Former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Steven Walker has been named vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin Corp. effective Jan. 13. Steven Walker. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Pausic Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who
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Luminar’s latest lidar sensor comes with new perception software and a novel subscription plan. Luminar (Updates to clarify subscription options in second paragraph.) Upstart lidar maker Luminar, with one of the most sophisticated laser sensors for self-driving cars, is expanding beyond hardware with the addition of much-needed commercial software and a computing system that makes
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HONOLULU — The first core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System finally rolled out of its factory Jan. 8, ready to be shipped to a NASA center for a key series of tests in the coming months. The core stage of the SLS rolled out of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, accompanied by
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales Alenia Space and its majority shareholder Thales Group have signed a study contract with the French defense procurement agency DGA to evaluate the use of a Stratobus-type airship for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The study contract
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