More Commercial S...
Follow
Find
27.4K views | +2 today
 
Scooped by Chuck Black
onto More Commercial Space News
Scoop.it!

SpaceWorks Releases Nano/Microsatellite Market Assessment

SpaceWorks Releases Nano/Microsatellite Market Assessment | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

ATLANTA, February 19, 2013 - SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) today released an update to its nanosatellite and microsatellite market analysis study. The study presents the latest observations, trends, and projections for the nano/microsatellite market. Projections indicate more than 100 nano/micro satellites will need launches annually in the year 2020 and beyond. The study summary is available in presentation form as a free download on the SpaceWorks website here.

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

More Commercial Space News
A supplement to the Commercial Space Blog (http://acuriousguy.blogspot.com)
Curated by Chuck Black
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

The National Space Society Comes to Toronto in May 2015

The National Space Society Comes to Toronto in May 2015 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

For the second time in under a year, a major international space conference is setting up shop in Toronto. 

 

Hot on the heels of very successful 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2014) comes the 2015 International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2015) which will be held in Toronto, ON from May 20th - 24th, 2015...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Kenmount Road company assists in SpaceX flight to space station

Kenmount Road company assists in SpaceX flight to space station | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

A St. John's company played a role in this week's SpaceX launch, and is part of a growing connection with the rising industry of private space travel...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

COM DEV wins contract for payload equipment on Asian commercial communications satellite

COM DEV wins contract for payload equipment on Asian commercial communications satellite | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

CAMBRIDGE, ON, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today announced that it has signed a contract to provide payload equipment for a commercial satellite that will offer a range of communications services to a portion of the Asian market. COM DEV will supply switches, multiplexers and other passive microwave equipment valued in excess of $5 million.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Space: The final frontier of advertising takes flight - The Globe and Mail

Space: The final frontier of advertising takes flight - The Globe and Mail | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Hyundai joins a series of marketers taking an otherworldly approach to attracting product attention...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

First Launch From Vostochny Space Center Slated for December 2015

First Launch From Vostochny Space Center Slated for December 2015 | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 17, 2015
The first rocket launch from the Russian Vostochy space complex should be completed in December 2015, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Mexico, Russia Deepening Cooperation in Space

Mexico, Russia Deepening Cooperation in Space | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 17, 2015
Russia and Mexico are developing relations in joint space exploration, Mexican ambassador to Moscow Ruben Beltran said Tuesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Graphene pushes the speed limit of light-to-electricity conversion

Graphene pushes the speed limit of light-to-electricity conversion | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Apr 15, 2015
The efficient conversion of light into electricity plays a crucial role in many technologies, ranging from cameras to solar cells.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

The Pentagon sees 'endless' business opportunities in the space sector - Business Insider

The Pentagon sees 'endless' business opportunities in the space sector - Business Insider | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

It's partly motivated by a push to defend US government satellites against potential attacks by China or other countries...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

ULA CEO Calls 2018 Availability Date For AR-1 Engine ‘Ridiculous’ | Aviation Week

ULA CEO Calls 2018 Availability Date For AR-1 Engine ‘Ridiculous’ | Aviation Week | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno says Aerojet Rocketdyne’s claim of delivering an AR-1 rocket engine capable of operating on the Atlas V or Vulcan vehicles by 2018 is “ridiculous.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

SpaceX Launch You Up (Uptown Funk Parody) - YouTube

You Elon MUST share this SpaceX music video, and help promote the future of science and space exploration! #GoBold (Lyrics at the bottom!)...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Talks Science Exploration With Byron Northview students

Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Talks Science Exploration With Byron Northview students | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Students at Byron Northview Public School had an out of this world guest.

 

Astronaut and London native Jeremy Hansen docked at the school to visit students and talk to a grade six class taking part in Tomatosphere...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

4% wholesale service revenues growth for MSS operators in a challenging market

4% wholesale service revenues growth for MSS operators in a challenging market | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, April 15, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2024, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry faces multiple challenges, including increasingly omnipresent mobile VSAT, troop withdrawals, government budget reductions, and unfavorable economics in the shipping industry. The future of the MSS industry now depends on how fast MSS operators can adapt to this new market environment...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

SpaceX launch successful but historic booster rocket landing fails again

SpaceX launch successful but historic booster rocket landing fails again | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

(CNN)SpaceX on Tuesday launched a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed cargo spacecraft called Dragon on a flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station.

 

That was the easy part. In a difficult bid to land a rocket stage on a floating barge for the first time, the private space exploration company was unsuccessful...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Paul Allen Launches 'Vulcan Aerospace' to Enhance Space Travel

Paul Allen Launches 'Vulcan Aerospace' to Enhance Space Travel | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

With the help of fast-improving technology, space tourism appears on the verge of evolving from an ambitious concept to a legitimate industry. Recently, the involvement of renowned entrepreneurs and businessmen like Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and now Paul Allen has propelled it to the forefront.


This week, Allen, a billionaire investor and innovator famous for co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, introduced Vulcan Aerospace at the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

The Commercial Space Blog: Part 11 of 100 Years of Aerospace History in Canada: From McCurdy to Hadfield

The Commercial Space Blog: Part 11 of 100 Years of Aerospace History in Canada: From McCurdy to Hadfield | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

SPAR's partners on RADARSAT, COM DEV International (COM DEV) and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), would both play substantial roles in Canada's space engineering future...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

CRTC to review Nunavut, N.W.T., Yukon satellite internet pricing

CRTC to review Nunavut, N.W.T., Yukon satellite internet pricing | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The CRTC says it will publicly review the maximum price satellite operator Telesat can charge companies such as Northwestel and SSI Micro for satellite connectivity in Nunavut and parts of the N.W.T. and Yukon...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Video: Falcon 9 Close Call | Aviation Week

Video: Falcon 9 Close Call | Aviation Week | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

This anonymously posted astonishing video reveals how close the Falcon 9 stage came to completing a successful landing and shows that right up unto the last second the cold gas reaction control system was attempting to correct the landing trajectory...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Qidni Labs gets Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP) grant

Qidni Labs gets Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP) grant | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Kitchener – Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre announce that Qidni Labs Inc. of Kitchener received research and development (R&D) funding valued at close to $200,000. This investment, made via the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Space Technology Development Program (STDP), supports the design of new space technologies to support future Canadian space missions or contributions to international missions, while building the industrial capacity of Canada’s space sector.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Russia, U.S. Will Continue With International Space Station, NASA Tells Congress

Russia, U.S. Will Continue With International Space Station, NASA Tells Congress | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The international space station “continues to be the perfect role model” for cooperation between Russia and the U.S., America’s top space official said in confirming that Moscow has committed to keeping the orbiting lab operating through 2024...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Western University researchers tasked with mapping Canadian Arctic from space - Londoner

Western University researchers tasked with mapping Canadian Arctic from space - Londoner | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Researchers at Western University, in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency, are included in a two-year $700,000 grant being spent on developing innovative uses for Canada’s world-renowned Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2.

 

The Science and Operational Applications Research program (SOAR), a partnership between the satellite’s builders, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., the Canadian government and Natural Resources Canada's Centre for Remote Sensing, announced the grant in March. It also includes projects being helmed by researchers at the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo and Carelton University ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Space tomatoes provide valuable lessons - Londoner

Space tomatoes provide valuable lessons - Londoner | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

As SpaceX prepared to launch a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with supplies and science experiments headed for the International Space Station April 14, students on the ground in London were contemplating obstacles of long-term space travel...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Stephen Hawking Sings the Monty Python Galaxy Song

The song was originally written for the 1983 film, “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Mars

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Mars | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) April 13, 2015
Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said on Monday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Russia's Angara launcher becomes cheaper to manufacture

Russia's Angara launcher becomes cheaper to manufacture | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Russia's brand new eco-friendly Angara space launch vehicle will be produced at a plant in the city of Omsk using cutting-edge solutions for manufacturing process, said Andrei Kalinovsky, the head of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.

 

These two factors will help to reduce manufacturing costs...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Warning to Canada's Big Five Banks: Startups are Coming - Techvibes.com

Warning to Canada's Big Five Banks: Startups are Coming - Techvibes.com | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

In his annual letter to shareholders this week, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon warned investors and those in the banking industry that "Silicon Valley is coming."

 

"There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking," Dimon wrote in the letter.

 

"The ones you read about most are in the lending business, whereby the firms can lend to individuals and small businesses very quickly and — these entities believe — effectively by using Big Data to enhance credit underwriting."

 

But not all of those startups will be founded in Silicon Valley...

more...
Samuel Pavin's curator insight, April 15, 3:34 AM

Interesting reaction and vision. Startups are coming, have been for a while but the banking industry has been very slow to even consider technology, new channels and new ways to do business. Warning, too late!(?)

Jan Moore's curator insight, April 15, 11:00 AM

Interesting development in the Canadian banking field.

Scooped by Chuck Black
Scoop.it!

Risk of lightning postpones SpaceX launch

Risk of lightning postpones SpaceX launch | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Miami (AFP) April 13, 2015; The risk of lightning postponed Monday's planned launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a load of food and supplies for the International Space Station...

more...
No comment yet.