Summary: 14 Jan 2022 - 19 Jan 2022

LAUNCHES

NewSpaceX launches 2,000th Starlink satellite
19 Jan 2022 - Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: 49 Starlink satellites (Starlink 4-6); Date: 19 January 2022, 0202 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA. >>>

#Falcon 9 #SpaceX #Starlink


NewNext Electron launch set for 4 February
19 Jan 2022 - Rocket Lab USA, Inc, announced the launch window for its first Electron mission in 2022, a dedicated mission for BlackSky through launch services provider Spaceflight Inc. >>>

#BlackSky Technology #Electron #Rocket Lab #Spaceflight


Arianespace to launch Microcarb on Vega C
18 Jan 2022 - Arianespace has been awarded a launch contract by ESA, on behalf of the European Commission, to launch Microcarb in 2023 on Vega C. Microcarb is a 190-kg satellite developed by CNES that will be delivered into a sun-synchronous orbit, 650 km above the Earth. >>>

#Airbus #Arianespace #CO2 #Myriade #Vega C


Ariane 6 central core reaches Europe's Spaceport
18 Jan 2022 - The central core of ESA's new generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle has arrived in French Guiana from Europe. This enables combined tests at Europe's Spaceport where Ariane 6 parts will come together on the launch pad for the first time. >>>

#Ariane 5 #Ariane 6 #ArianeGroup #ESTEC #Vulcain #Vulcain 2.1


JAXA may delay launch of new H-3 rocket – reports
18 Jan 2022 - JAXA is likely to postpone the launch of the new H-3 rocket, previously scheduled before the end of March 2022, as problems with its main engine are yet to be fixed, according to sources. >>>

#ALOS #H2A #H3 #JAXA #Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


First Chinese launch of the year
17 Jan 2022 - Rocket: Chang Zheng 2D; Payload: Shiyan 13; Date: 17 January 2022, 0235 UTC; Launch site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. The classified satellite was successfully deployed. >>>

#CASC #Chang Zheng 2D #SAST #Shiyan


Over 30 OneWeb satellites delivered to French Guiana for launch
17 Jan 2022 - Over 30 OneWeb communications satellites were delivered to Europe's spaceport in French Guiana for launch atop a Russian Soyuz-ST-B rocket in February, Russia's State Space Corporation Roskosmos announced. >>>

#Fregat #Lavochkin #OneWeb #Soyuz ST-B #TsENKI


ICEYE launches first U.S. built spacecraft
16 Jan 2022 - ICEYE has successfully launched two new SAR satellites into orbit. The launch included the first satellite built, licensed and operated by ICEYE US. Both satellites were launched on the SpaceX Transporter 3 smallsat rideshare mission with Exolaunch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. >>>

#Earth observation #Exolaunch #Falcon 9 #ICEYE #NOAA #SAR #SpaceX #rideshare


Ukrainian EO satellite launched aboard Falcon 9
16 Jan 2022 - Among the payloads of the Falcon 9 Transporter 3 launch was the Ukrainian Sich-2-30 satellite for Earth remote sensing. >>>

#Falcon 9 #Sich #SpaceX #Yuzhnoye


Sen launches first satellite of its UHD video constellation
16 Jan 2022 - Sen announced its first satellite, which will stream Ultra High Definition videos of Earth, is now in orbit. The satellite, ETV-A1, launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare mission that lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on 13 January. >>>

#Falcon 9 #Sen #SpaceX #UHD #rideshare


SpaceCloud apps launched into orbit
16 Jan 2022 - SpaceCloud said it headed into orbit as a part of D-Orbit's ION Satellite Carrier onboard SpaceX's Transporter 3 mission that was launched on 13 January from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission aims to verify 17 apps, uploading of new ones, and support the on-orbit testing of a hyperspectral camera. >>>

#D-Orbit #Falcon 9 #ION #SpaceX


Aliena deploys compact satellite engine into space
16 Jan 2022 - Aliena, a tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has been deployed into space a nanosatellite (NuX-1) fitted with a fuel-efficient engine it has developed. The nanosatellite was sent from the SpaceX Falcon 9's Transporter 3 mission which launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, USA. >>>

#Aliena #Falcon 9 #OrbAstro #SpaceX


SpaceChain launches blockchain payload
16 Jan 2022 - SpaceChain announced the successful launch mission of its blockchain-enabled payload, integrated with the space node created for Velas Network AG, into space onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. >>>

#Falcon 9 #SpaceChain #SpaceX #Spire Global #Velas Network #blockchain


LauncherOne performs second commercial mission
14 Jan 2022 - Rocket: LauncherOne; Payload: seven smallsats; Date: 14 January 2022, 2139 UTC; Launch site: Mojave Air and Space Port, USA. After a smooth release from its carrier aircraft, the rocket ignited and propelled itself towards space, ultimately deploying its payload into a precise target orbit approximately 500 km above the Earth's surface at 45 degrees inclination. This is the first time that anyone has reached this orbit from the U.S. West Coast. >>>

#LauncherOne #RALI #STP #SatRevolution #Spire Global #VOX Space #Virgin Orbit #debris


SATELLITES

NewProba-3 programme makes progress
19 Jan 2022 - The Proba-3 programme, spearheaded by SENER Aeroespacial, the project's prime contractor for the European Space Agency (ESA), has accomplished several relevant milestones in the integration of the two satellites that will, for the first time, demonstrate a high-precision formation flight in space. >>>

#Airbus #QinetiQ #SENER


NewAirbus platforms for EarthDaily Analytics' constellation
19 Jan 2022 - EarthDaily Analytics Corp., a vertically-integrated data processing and analytics company, announced the initial mission partners for the company's EarthDaily constellation of nine super-spectral satellites. >>>

#Airbus #EarthDaily Analytics #Loft Orbital Solutions #OneWeb Satellites


ANGELS nanosatellite: a new version of ARGOS NEO software downloaded
17 Jan 2022 - On 18 December 2019, Arianespace successfully launched a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, with five satellites aboard including ANGELS, the first nanosatellite designed by Hemeria in conjunction with French space agency CNES for the ARGOS system. >>>

#Arianespace #Hemeria Group #Kinéis #NEO #Soyuz #Thales Alenia Space


Loft Orbital orders more than fifteen Arrow satellite platforms from Airbus
16 Jan 2022 - Airbus has been contracted to supply space start-up Loft Orbital with more than fifteen satellite platforms derived from the Airbus Arrow platform. Arrow is the foundational satellite platform of the OneWeb constellation. >>>

#Airbus #Arrow #Loft Orbital #OneWeb Satellites


PLATFORMS

Airbus, NTT, DOCOMO, SKY Perfect JSAT studying connectivity services from HAPS
17 Jan 2022 - Airbus, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation jointly announced that they have begun studying the feasibility of collaborating on future high-altitude platform stations (HAPS)-based connectivity services as part of a future space-based wireless connectivity ecosystem. >>>

#Airbus #DOCOMO #HAPS #NTN #NTT #SKY Perfect JSAT #Zephyr


BUSINESS

NewRadian Aerospace emerges from stealth
19 Jan 2022 - Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed US$27.5 million in seed funding. >>>

#Radian Aerospace


NewRocket Lab closes acquisition of SolAero Holdings
19 Jan 2022 - Rocket Lab USA, Inc. announced it has closed the previously-announced transaction to acquire SolAero Holdings, Inc., a supplier of space solar power products and precision aerospace structures for the global aerospace market, for US$80 million in cash. Rocket Lab announced the execution of the agreement to acquire SolAero on 13 December 2021 pending certain closing conditions. >>>

#Planetary Systems #Rocket Lab #SolAero Technologies


NAVIGATION

First EGNOS V3 test signal broadcast by Eutelsat E5WB satellite
17 Jan 2022 - Airbus, with its key partners Indra and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/IEEC, and the EGNOS V3 stakeholders the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Eutelsat, have successfully completed the first test signal broadcast of the European Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) EGNOS V3 respecting the Single Frequency L1 and Dual Frequency Multi Constellation L5 formats. >>>

#Airbus #EC #EGNOS #Eutelsat #GPS #Galileo #Indra #NLES #SBAS


FEEDS & LINKS

OHB, LuxSpace and OQ Technology sign MOU to explore collaboration for IoT services
18 Jan 2022 - OHB SE, its subsidiary LuxSpace, and OQ Technology (OQ), a global satellite operator, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) service sector. >>>

#5G #ARTES #IoT #LuxSpace #M2M #OHB #OQ Technology #Triton X #latency #rideshare


International Space Station connected via the SpaceDataHighway
17 Jan 2022 - The Airbus' SpaceDataHighway – developed with the support of ESA – provides broadband connectivity services between the International Space Station and the Earth. >>>

#Airbus #ISS #SpaceDataHighway