The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first full-color images from Euclid, the agency’s latest space telescope designed to study the nature and distribution of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. During a video broadcast on Nov. 7, scientists, engineers, and agency officials unveiled the telescope’s first five images.
In a significant advancement for Earth observation technology, Planet Labs PBC (NYSE: PL) achieved a major milestone with the successful launch and commissioning of Pelican-1, a research and development (R and D) satellite, is central to Planet’s ambitious project to upgrade its current high-resolution satellite fleet, the SkySats.
The five-year agreement is for medium Earth orbit O3b satcom services
SES, headquartered in Luxembourg, provides services to the U.S. government via its subsidiary SES Space & Defense, based in Reston, Virginia.
SpaceX is hoping to re-launch Starship, the most powerful rocket ever built, after an attempt in April ended in a spectacular explosion. “Starship preparing to launch as early as November 17, pending final regulatory approval,” SpaceX said on X Friday evening.
Voyager Space and Airbus Defence and Space have created a joint venture that will handle development and operations of the Starlab commercial space station.
Marubeni Corporation has taken the lead in D-Orbit’s Series C funding round, which is expected to surpass 100 million euros and includes a diverse group of Italian, European, and international investors. This funding is poised to bolster D-Orbit’s operations within Italy and expedite their global growth plan, focusing on in-orbit servicing, space cloud computing, and orbital transportation.
Lockheed Martin has awarded Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP) an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) to host additional payloads. The contract modification adds $7.7 million to an existing satellite design and manufacturing program. This addition was awarded following a successful Critical Design Review (CDR) earlier this year
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From designing and building new missions to flying and responsibly disposing of them, ESA’s Zero Debris approach is seeing a bold new standard that will apply to all ESA missions and partnerships from 2030, with continual advancements and improvements in the years before.