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Rocket Lab selects Virginia for second launch site

U.S.-based Rocket Lab announced its first U.S. launch pad for the Electron rocket in a carefully orchestrated press event with …

Imaging firm DigitalGlobe teams with Vodafone Spain for IoT play

Satellite imaging firm DigitalGlobe announced Sensing4Farming, an Internet of Things (IoT) product it created with Vodafone Spain.  The partnership appears …

Kepler Communications secures $16 million for broadband data/IoT buildout

Toronto, Canada-based Kepler Communications has raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding.  The company has brought in …

In brief: Hiber outlines ground stations, Rocket Lab flying Kleos, RBC Signals enters satellite optical comms

Hiber Global’s ground station network On the heels of Astrocast’s ground network announcement, Hiber Global outlined its ground station network …

Planet, Spire score NASA commercial Earth science pilot data contracts

NASA announced it has awarded sole source blanket purchase contracts for test data sets from New Space start-ups Planet and …

Audacy secures over $100 million in commercial commitments

Mountain View, California-based Audacy announced this week it has secured pre-service commercial agreements valued at over $100 million for its …

Iridium NEXT satellite separating from SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage (Source: SpaceX video)

Iridium embraces Amazon Web Services, new satellite IoT providers

Iridium Communications is fully embracing as much new technology as possible this week, with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcement …

Capella Space gets more cash for radar sat constellation

San Francisco-based Capella Space announced it has closed $19 million in second round venture funding.  The company plans to put …

Transcelestial demonstrates laser comm tech, raises $1.8M seed

Singapore-based Transcelestial Technologies announced it has raised $1.8 million in seed funding and is doing early demonstrations of its laser …