October 2020

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

SpaceX Could Save Economies Billions – Satellite News Digest

"Elon musk’s [sic!] new Sentinel-6 satellite will play a pivotal role in measuring sea level increases, potentially helping save billions for policy makers around the world" – MSN [i.e. Microsoft Network] about the ESA/NASA/EUMETSAT/NOAA Sentinel-6A satellite built by Airbus/TAS… which just happens to be launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. So it must be Elon…

Soyuz capsule reaches ISS after just 3 hours – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1-a; Payload: Soyuz MS-17; Date: 14 October 2020, 0545 UTC; Launch site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. At o848 UTC, just a little bit more than three hours after its lift-off, the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft completed a normal docking with the Rassvet module of the Russian Segment of the International Space Station. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020101400

Spaceflight Inc. announces upcoming launches – Satellite News Digest

Spaceflight Inc. said it will execute two launches on two different continents in a matter of weeks; one aboard a Rocket Lab Electron and the other on NewSpace India Limited’s (NSIL) PSLV. For both missions, Spaceflight arranged the launch and is providing mission management and rideshare integration services for its customers Canon Electronics, Kleos Space…

Telesat U.S. Services awarded DARPA contract – Satellite News Digest

Telesat U.S. Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telesat, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development and in-orbit demonstration of commercial low-Earth-orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses in a LEO constellation network with robust low-latency communications features as part of DARPA’s Blackjack programme. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020101405