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XCOR Adds Senior Executives in Ramp Up of Marketing Activity

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MOJAVE, Calif. — A trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team were announced today at XCOR Aerospace, signaling the continued progress and confidence in the Lynx® suborbital spacecraft program.
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OneWeb Moves Forward With Broadband Satellite Constellation – Parabolic Arc

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OneWeb says it is on track with its broadband satellite constellation.

OneWeb told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that its 800-plus-satellite constellation is on schedule and ready to fulfill the FCC’s goal of broadband coverage of all U.S. territory to reduce the digital divide. 

For satellite broadband providers, Alaska appears to be the flavor of the month. In view to a competition for in-flight broadband service provision, in-flight-connectivity provider Gogo Inc. recently leased an aging SES-owned satellite and had it moved into a position for Alaskan and Hawaii coverage….
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Jeff Bezos sets Blue Origin’s sights on building a city on the moon – GeekWire

Jeff Bezos sets Blue Origin’s sights on building a city on the moon – GeekWire | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk may have his heart set on building a city on Mars, but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is focusing on the moon.
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Plasma jet engines that could take you from the ground to space

Plasma jet engines that could take you from the ground to space | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Jet engines that compress gas into a plasma have been successfully tested at ground level for the first time
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Decentralized Production With 3D Printing

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The decentralization of production is a hot topic nowadays. The idea of distributing manufacturing that lets you make products close to your customer to obtain an edge in time to market and speed of delivery seems like an increasingly viable strategy for many high end manufacturers.
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General Fusion will work with Microsoft to mine and analyze 100 terabytes of experimental data | NextBigFuture.com

General Fusion will work with Microsoft to mine and analyze 100 terabytes of experimental data | NextBigFuture.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
General Fusion will work with Microsoft to mine and analyze 100 terabytes of experimental data
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Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite Commissioning Complete (M3MSat)

Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite Commissioning Complete (M3MSat) | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

M3MSat has completed all required testing and is in operation. The satellite and the innovative technologies being demonstrated during this mission are working well. Congratulations to the entire team...

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Honeywell launches $100 million venture fund

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Honeywell International Inc launched a $100 million investment fund on Wednesday that will focus on technology startups.
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Staff raise concerns over privatization of Isro centres - Times of India

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The employees of various Indian Space Research (ISRO) centres have raised concerns over the plan to increase private sector participation in ISROs initiatives.


"Increased private participation for production of key space components is speculated as a move towards total privatization in future," said ISRO staff association president G Ramesh.



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US Sen Cruz to hold hearing on updating the Outer Space Treaty - SpaceNews.com

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate’s space subcommittee said May 16 that his committee will hold a hearing next week to hear testimony on possible updates to a 50-year-old treaty that is the cornerstone of international space law. 


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in an on-stage interview during The Atlantic magazine’s “On the Launchpad” event here that the hearing, scheduled for May 23, would explore modifications to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 to better enable commercial space activities. - See more at: http://spacenews.com/cruz-to-hold-hearing-on-updating-the-outer-space-treaty/#sthash.MoIlMYa8.dpuf

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$100M Nova Scotia spaceport has plan to launch satellites into orbit by 2020

$100M Nova Scotia spaceport has plan to launch satellites into orbit by 2020 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The president of Maritime Launch Services says he has clients committed to launch satellites from a proposed spaceport in Canso, N.S., but he’s not ready to say how many, or who they are...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 in flawless Inmarsat-5 F4 launch | NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX Falcon 9 in flawless Inmarsat-5 F4 launch | NASASpaceFlight.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

SpaceX conducted its sixth launch of the year Monday, with a Falcon 9 rocket deploying the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite...

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MacDonald Dettwiler to create satellite research hub in Montreal - Canadian Manufacturing

MacDonald Dettwiler to create satellite research hub in Montreal - Canadian Manufacturing | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The commitment to Quebec comes as the Canadian company weighs moving its headquarters to the U.S...

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MDA provided few details about the venture, but said it reinforces the firm’s commitment to Canada...
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Space Advisory Board Meets Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

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The notes from the first and the second Canadian Space Advisory Board (SAB) Roundtables on Canada's Future in Space, held on April 21st in Ottawa and April 28th in Halifax, have now been posted online.

At first blush, the SAB, rather than seizing the opportunity to restructure Canada’s space efforts in accord with new global realities, has simply opted for the status quo with some added drum-banging for further funding. 

 Notable excerpts from the SAB notes include a variety of interesting, but generally vague comments, which certainly benefit from the appropriate unpacking... 
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Strange signals from space and black holes: Astrophysicists in Canada tackle lingering mysteries

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Untangling The Cosmos, a conference this week organized by the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research, offered a glimpse of the current state of astronomical theory and observation in Canada. If you had questions about the frustrations of using lunchroom microwaves near ultra-sensitive microwave detecting equipment, or about how a huge balloon launched in Antarctica overcame the limitations of ground-based telescopes, then this was the place to be. Here, the National Post’s Joseph Brean rounds up three of the grandest lingering astronomical mysteries discussed at the gathering...
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Brillouin Energy Update on Funding and continued work | NextBigFuture.com

Brillouin Energy Update on Funding and continued work | NextBigFuture.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Brillouin Energy Update on Funding and continued work
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Moon Express chairman believes his team’s “ready to go for the end of this year”

Moon Express chairman believes his team’s “ready to go for the end of this year” | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
“Will you go build the Pokemon Go of the Moon because we showed you it’s possible?”
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Thales Alenia Space Thinks Big with Plans for Larger 3D Printed Satellite Components

Thales Alenia Space Thinks Big with Plans for Larger 3D Printed Satellite Components | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
So many 3D printed or partially 3D printed satellites have been launched into space at this time, it's hard to believe it's only been two years since the first one was sent up.
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MDA Signs Contract With NOAA for RADARSAT-2 Data

MDA Signs Contract With NOAA for RADARSAT-2 Data | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER, BC, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). MDA will provide near real-time information from its RADARSAT-2 satellite that will be used to provide large and small scale ice and snow products, ice forecasting, and other monitoring services. The contract includes one base year and three annual renewal options. 

David Belton, the vice-president responsible for the geospatial business said, "We have supported NOAA for almost two decades and this contract demonstrates the strong relationship we have and the importance of RADARSAT-2 imagery to the U.S. government...
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Hearing the universe's briefest notes - Inside The Perimeter

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CHIME, a radio telescope under construction in British Columbia, expects to find hundreds of “fast radio bursts” and generate a trove of data that may help us understand these mysterious signals in space...

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Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Signs Contract with Dubai Space Centre to Build Environmental Monitoring Satellite

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) Signs Contract with Dubai Space Centre to Build Environmental Monitoring Satellite | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto announced today the signing of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL's Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology
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Smallsat ride-share aggregator Spaceflight purchases full Electron rocket from RocketLab; follows similar purchase of @SpaceX Falcon 9

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Space Advisory Board submission deadline extended until Friday, May 19th

Space Advisory Board submission deadline extended until Friday, May 19th | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
The deadline has been extended...
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The anatomy of a delay: Here's a timeline of twists and turns for NASA's SLS and Orion programs

The anatomy of a delay: Here's a timeline of twists and turns for NASA's SLS and Orion programs | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Space Launch System and Orion won't fly until 2019, and NASA is sticking with its original plan not to include astronauts for the maiden mission. Here is a timeline of some of the programs' major twists and turns over the years.

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Blue Origin encounters setback in BE-4 engine testing – Spaceflight Now

Blue Origin encounters setback in BE-4 engine testing – Spaceflight Now | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Blue Origin said Sunday that it lost a set of powerpack hardware for its BE-4 engine during a ground test mishap, dealing at least a minor setback to the development of a powerful U.S.-made propulsion system that United Launch Alliance says is the leading candidate to power the first stage of its next-generation Vulcan rocket...
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Overview of the April 28th meeting of the Space Advisory Roundtable in Halifax

Overview of the April 28th meeting of the Space Advisory Roundtable in Halifax | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Canada has key capabilities in Earth observation, and has developed leading edge technologies that can be used to address national priorities and global challenges, and to spur innovation. Canada has an opportunity to promote the growth of the space sector with open data policies (e. g., for Canada's RADARSAT) that would further enable the development of new applications and services, as many other countries have done in making publicly funded earth observation data accessible...
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