February 2019

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

Firefly announces mass production facility, Cape Canaveral launch site – Satellite News Digest

Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a provider of launch vehicles, spacecraft and in-space services, announced the execution of a binding term sheet with Space Florida, under which Firefly will establish business operations at Cape Canaveral Spaceport, including launch operations at Space Launch Complex 20 and manufacturing facilities at Exploration Park, Florida. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019022403

Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid, likely collects sample – Satellite News Digest

Japan’s space probe Hayabusa2 successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu on the morning of 22 February, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. The Hayabusa2 mission, with a price tag of around ¥30 billion (US$270 million), was launched in December 2014 and is scheduled to return to Earth with its samples in 2020. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019022203