February 2019

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

MarCO spacecraft fall silent – Satellite News Digest

It’s been over a month since engineers have heard from the pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known collectively as MarCO , which followed NASA’s InSight to the Red Planet. At this time, the mission team considers it unlikely they’ll be heard from again. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019020602

Iridium NEXT fully operational – Satellite News Digest

The Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites, developed and built by Thales Alenia Space, is now fully operational. Following eight successful launches between January 2017 and January 2019, a total of 75 Iridium NEXT satellites are now fully deployed in low Earth orbit (LEO). More specifically, the constellation operates with 66 satellites at an altitude of…